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    • The bigger the better?: a comparison of institutional repository statistics and sizes across Carnegie R1 institutions

      Kraus, Joseph; Bongiovanni, Emily
      This project compares the Colorado School of Mines (Mines) Library and Repository with other similarly sized public institutions and with the other R1 universities in Colorado. This poster presents data on institutional repositories at research intensive institutions across the United States, with a specific focus on Mines. There are currently 146 Research 1 (R1) institutions in the Carnegie Classification: 107 public institutions and 39 private institutions. Colorado School of Mines is compared to 27 R1 public universities that have the smallest library budgets (salaries plus materials). This is the 4th quartile of 107 public universities found in the NCES database. Mines is also compared to five R1 institutions in the state of Colorado.
    • Rethinking electronics industry workforce development: case studies on high school and middle school students with semiconductor design and advanced electronics prototyping

      Edwards, Nathan J.; Kiss, Steven; Grizzle, Carter; Edwards, Asher; Sekar, Vaanathi; Branning, John; Meadows, Brett; Kassem, Mohamed; McGivern, Michael
      For more than ten years the United States has experienced a major gap in skilled workforce availability with over 100,000 unfilled jobs for the electronics industry, yet the majority of talent pipeline discussions only consider university-level matriculation and overlook the ability of high school and middle school students to learn and contribute to electronics innovation and industry. The large misconception is that students must complete a post-secondary degree or education program to start contributing to electronics innovation or to begin their career. This paper provides two case studies that challenges those assumptions and establishes what high school students and middle school students can accomplish with mentoring, streamlined coursework, and experiential learning through applied engineering projects in semiconductor design and advanced electronics prototyping. By rethinking how to conduct STEM education using observations from these case studies, closing the sustained U.S. electronics workforce gap can become more of a reality.
    • Addressing accommodation gaps for students with disabilities entering higher education

      Regan, Jamie M.
      Regulatory support for individuals with disabilities decreases when students enter college. While in primary and secondary school students can rely on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) which ensures they receive appropriate accommodations. It also ensures staff meet students' needs as outlined in their Individualized Education Program (IEP). Upon entering higher education these policies no longer apply and institutions are often unable to provide the same level of support to which these students have grown accustomed. Research has shown that even when an institution has a disability support department, it doesn't have the power to enforce significant institutional change. What this means is that the students are being thrust into a new environment, usually alone, where they must learn to advocate for themselves and learn without the aid of policies upon which they had previously relied. In Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines the disparity between high school and college is even more apparent. Historically STEM education has had a small population of disabled students, this has led to the belief that people with disabilities cannot succeed in STEM. This also means that many programs do not have the resources or experience to handle accessibility issues. This poster will outline my research, including an extensive literature review, into the ways in which students are struggling with the transition from high school to college as well as examples of programs being implemented to make STEM more accessible.
    • Making science-engineering inquiry culturally relevant In rural Colorado

      Kennedy, Joe M.; Knight, Daniel; Polman, Joseph
      The Science-Engineering Inquiry Collaborative in Rural Colorado (SCENIC) project involves collaboration between students and faculty from CU's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and School of Education with teachers and students in rural Colorado high schools. The SCENIC project is a research-practice partnership focused on engaging youth in 11 rural high schools, mentored by engineering students from CU, in scientific and engineering inquiry with the help of air quality and soil quality monitoring tools. SCENIC focuses on project-based learning and place-based pedagogy in the context of independently formed K-12 student driven projects which allow students to connect scientific inquiry to their lives outside of school. The aim of this research-practice partnership is to better understand how project-based scientific inquiry involving high school students, supported by university students, can serve the needs of rural schools. Not everyone can or necessarily should aspire to be a scientist or engineer by trade, but the skills and knowledge acquired through formal science education are likely to benefit all students in today's world. Rural students have been historically underrepresented in the fields of science and engineering and SCENIC aims to increase access to science as a field for this population. For this poster, our research question is: how can educators make engineering-science inquiry culturally relevant to rural students? We will conduct a mixed methods analysis based on K-12 student responses to surveys, participant observations of project work, and coding of students' final project posters. By gaining understanding of the varying ways the project-based curriculum and practices can be structured, organized, and implemented, we can promote the learning and development of everyone involved. From the CU Boulder mentors to the rural high school students and teachers, SCENIC will add value to academic education research in scientific inquiry by researching structural and pedagogical approaches to project-based teaching.
    • Colorado (CDPHE/AQD) rule making verifying methane emissions reporting

      Crompton, James; Manful-Sam, Ebenezer; Lindsey, Wyatt; Nichilo, Pierluigi; Colorado School of Mines. Payne Institute for Public Policy (Colorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes LibraryPayne Institute for Public Policy, 2023-06-05)
      Payne Institute Faculty Fellow Jim Crompton, and Student Researchers Ebenezer Manful-Sam, Wyatt Lindsay and Pierluigi Nichilo write about how reducing greenhouse gases, especially methane emissions, from oil and gas production activities is one of the major themes of regulatory actions both at state, provincial and federal levels in North America as part of society's path for addressing climate change. One of the biggest barriers for methane reduction is not financial or technology, but rather a lack of rigorous and transparent data. In 2021, Colorado's Air Quality Control Commission adopted a rule that limits how much greenhouse gas can be emitted per barrel of oil and gas produced.
    • Dakota group (lower Cretaceous) stratigraphy, northern Front Range, Larimer County, Colorado

      Weimer, Robert J.; Grube, John P. (Colorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library, 1984)
    • Geologic and structural study of Phoenix and related veins, Clear Creek County, Colorado

      LeAnderson, P. James; Palen, Ann C. (Colorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library, 1981)
    • Seismic reflection study of depositional patterns of Newcastle formation, Newcastle Wyoming area, eastern Powder River Basin

      Davis, Thomas L. (Thomas Leonard), 1947-; Kidney, Robert L. (Colorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library, 1982)
    • Geologic-hazards assessment: Canon City and Florence quadrangles, Fremont County, Colorado

      Booy, Emmy, 1938-2012; Beach, Bruce W. (Colorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library, 1982)
    • Geology and geochemistry of uranium mineralization in rhyolites of the Nellie Creek area, Hinsdale County, Colorado

      Romberger, Samuel B.; Gibbs, William Kirk, Jr. (Colorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library, 1981)
    • Seismic stratigraphic interpretation of the Fort Union formation, western Wind River Basin, Wyoming

      Weimer, Robert J.; Ray, Robert Randolph (Colorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library, 1983)
    • Stratigraphy of the Mesaverde formation, Mt. Gunnison coal property, Gunnison County, Colorado

      Newman, Karl R., 1931-; Wellborn, Jewel E. F. (Colorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library, 1982)
    • Stratigraphy of the Dakota and Burro Canyon formations near Gunnison, Colorado

      Haun, John D.; Thomas, Mark H. (Colorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library, 1981)
    • Seismic investigations of the Permian-Pennsylvanian Minnelusa formation, Prong Creek field, Crook County, Wyoming

      Davis, Thomas L. (Thomas Leonard), 1947-; Benson, Robert D. (Colorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library, 1984)
    • Seismic interpretation, Riverslea field, Surat Basin, southeast Queensland, Australia

      Sengbush, R. L. (Ray L.), 1921-; Allen, Samuel W. (Colorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library, 1986)
    • Analysis of laramide basement-involved deformation, Fra Cristobal Range, New Mexico

      Nelson, Eric P., 1951-; Chapin, Mark A. (Colorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library, 1986)
    • Seismic stratigraphic study of the Muddy formation, Bell Creek field, Montana, A

      Davis, Thomas L. (Thomas Leonard), 1947-; Rebne, Claudia A. (Colorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library, 1986)
    • Genesis and zonation of jasperoid in fossil geothermal systems

      Closs, L. G.; Sullivan, Clay R. (Colorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library, 1984)
    • Structural and seismic interpretation of Laramide structure in Roxborough Park - Perry Park area, Front Range, Colorado

      Nelson, Eric P., 1951-; Davis, Thomas L. (Thomas Leonard), 1947-; Grose, Clark T. (Colorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library, 1990)
    • Gold potential of the Dugway mining district, Tooele County, Utah, based on geology, alteration, and lithogeochemistry

      Closs, L. G.; Kelley, David L. (Colorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library, 1989)