Electrical Engineering

Colorado School of Mines

Electrical Engineering

Colorado School of Mines

Darren McSweeney

Electronics and Computing Support Manager, Electrical Engineering

Darren McSweeney Darren McSweeney started his career at the University of Colorado’s Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratory, an engineering laboratory dedicated to hands-on learning. Darren helped manage and support the computer systems, helped coordinate lab activities, led the technical team, and taught workshops and classes. While at the lab, Darren helped to develop many of the lab’s technologies, including the student account processing system, machine shop student database software, and hands-on learning modules. He also became known amongst the students as the resident LabVIEW guru, teaching workshops and advising students throughout the school.

He next moved on to industry, where he developed distributed instrumentation systems for the engineering consulting firm BMTWBM. Darren was lead developer for the Pulse Dragline Monitoring System, an advanced system for monitoring safety and productivity of mining equipment. The system is used at some of the nation’s major mining sites.

Darren has received the University of Colorado’s Commitment to Excellence award for his dedication to education and hands-on learning.


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  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Kansas, 2002

Interests and Specialties

  • Hands-on Education and Lab Support
  • Supplying of tools and Electronics for Courses
  • Computer Systems and Print System Support
  • Electronics, Instrumentation, and Control Systems Design
  • Industrial Quality Distributed Instrumentation Systems
  • PC Board Milling and Manufacturing


  • Multidisciplinary Engineering Lab
  • ISS Field Session: Introduction to LabVIEW for Instrumentation and Control

#4 Top 25 Brainiest Colleges, #1 in Colorado (Lumosity, 2019)

6 faculty fellows of the professional organization IEEE

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student icon#2 in combining scholarly research and classroom instruction (Wall Street Journal, 2016)

piggy bank#1 for career return on investment (Georgetown University, 2019), #2 best college value (Money Magazine, 2018)