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Inter House Team wins 1st place at 2019 Solar Decathlon Africa!

Inter House Team Photo

Inter House is an American-Morrocan Team. Many students from Mines participated including EE graduate Michael Blonsky and undergraduates Christian Amundson, Christopher Burroughs, Ryan Reschak, Linlee Morrison, and Zoe Logan. The team went through 1.5 years in planning and designing, 3 weeks of construction, and 2 weeks of testing and presenting the Inter House to judges in 10 categories: Engineering & Construction, Innovation, Architecture, Market Appeal, Communications & Social Awareness, Home Life & Entertainment, Electrical Energy Balance, Appliances, Sustainability, and Comfort Conditions. Inter House was awarded the highest combined score in all 10 contests. Individual contest results can be viewed on the SDA website.

Thank you to all who participated in Dr. Coulston’s Celebrate Mines event!

Dr. Coulston, Dr. Aaen, and two seniors – Drew Hinkle and Connor Ventura – helped over 30 students solder together “LED flowers,” a Mines designed project that allows a user to make adjustments to the red, green, and blue light output from an LED. Many of the students were learning to solder for the first time.

Chris Coulston awarded Best Short Paper at Rocky Mountain Section, ASEE Conference

Coulston Best Short PaperChris Coulston attended the Rocky Mountain Section of the ASEE conference from May 19 to May 21. While there he presented a short paper titled “Dimensions of a Problem That Elicit Requests for One-On-One Help from Students in a Laboratory Setting”. This paper was co-authored with Hisham Sager, David Werner, John Wiens and Thomas Henery Reagan. This paper was awarded the best short paper.

Dr. Peter J. Aaen starts as Electrical Engineering Department head July 1

Peter Aaen

Peter Aaen

Dr. Peter Aaen received both the B.A.Sc. degree in Engineering Science and the M.A.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto in 1995 and 1997 respectively. In 2005, he received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University.

Peter Aaen has held engineering management positions in industry before joining the University of Surrey. In 2013, he was awarded the position of Reader – equivalent to Full Professor – in Microwave Semiconductor Device Modelling. In 2016, Peter Aaen was appointed the Director of the South of England branch of the National Physical Laboratory.

Starting July 1st, Dr. Peter H. Aaen will start as the Department Head of the Electrical Engineering Department at the Colorado School of Mines.

Elsherbeni, Hadi contribute to book published by Springer

Atef Elsherbeni

Atef Elsherbeni

Mohammed Hadi

Mohammed Hadi

EE Professors Atef Elsherbeni and Mohammed Hadi have contributed with Chapter 7 of the book “Computational Photonic Sensors”, by Mohamed Farhat O. Hameed, that Springer has published in 2018. Chapter 7 “FDTD in Cartesian and Spherical Grids” was written by Mohammed Hadi, Atef Elsherbeni, Ravi Bolimuntha, and Melinda Piket-May.  Congratulations on this publication!

Salman Mohagheghi receives award from Daniels Fund Fellowship

Salman Mohagheghi

Salman Mohagheghi

EE Associate Professor Salman Mohagheghi has been awarded $5,000 from the Daniels Fund Fellowship to work on incorporating social and environmental ethics into the design of energy systems. The goal is to develop course projects and homework assignments for power systems courses, where the students are exposed to ethical dilemmas in which social and/or environmental concerns contradict efficient engineering designs. Congratulations!

In 2024, the year of our 150th anniversary, we will celebrate Colorado School of Mines’ past, present and possibilities. By celebrating and supporting the Campaign for MINES@150 you will help elevate Mines to be an accessible, top-of-mind and first-choice for students, faculty, staff, recruiters and other external partners. When you give, you are ensuring Mines becomes even more distinctive and highly sought-after by future students, alumni, industry, and government partners over the next 150 years. We look forward to celebrating Mines’ sesquicentennial with you and recognizing the key role you play in making the MINES@150 vision a reality through your investments of time, talent and treasure.

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