Humanitarian Engineering

The Humanitarian Engineering program at Colorado School of Mines brings together engineering and social science professors to transform engineering by changing the ways engineers are taught to think, define, and solve problems. We train engineers to serve communities co-creating socially responsible, just and sustainable solutions. We offer two undergraduate minors, empower faculty to transform their teaching, bring world class speakers to Mines, and conduct research that addresses some of the biggest challenges facing engineers.

Multi-disciplinary & Cross Collaborative Approach to Sustainability & Resilience in Small Communities

When: Thursday September 13th, 3:30pm – 5:00 pm

Where: Marquez Hall 222

This week we are hosting Dr Chavez is Assistant Professor of Environment and Sustainability and Dean of Graduate Studies at Western State where he directs the Sustainable and Resilient Communities track of the MS in Environmental Management program.  He will discuss how to begin achieving community sustainability and resilience through your projects.  You will also learn about the differences and similarities in sustainability practice and research between urban centers and smaller communities and the engineers and environmental managers.

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Recent News

HE team awarded $4 million to make artisanal gold mining more sustainable

 National Science Foundation grant will bring together students and faculty from Mines, US Air Force Academy & CU-Boulder with their counterparts in Colombia and Peru to tackle one of the world’s biggest challenges

Read the Mines NewsRoom story


Learn more about the Engineering for Community Development (ECD) and Leadership in Social Responsibility (LSR) minors:

Support the Program

From corporate CEOs to the heads of NGOs, leaders committed to social, environmental, and economic stability worldwide demand a different kind of engineer for the 21st century.

Mines is ready to meet this challenge through its Humanitarian Engineering Program, with focus areas in Engineering for Community Development and Leadership in Social Responsibility. At Mines, we embrace engineering the way it should be.

How will you meet the challenge?