Resources and Communities

Our mission is to conduct scientific investigations that contribute to more just and equitable ecosystems where humans, the natural environment, and technology can coexist in mutually beneficial ways. We are particularly interested in the interactions between communities and energy and mineral developments.

Resources and Communities in the Department of Mining Engineering

Our mission is to conduct scientific investigations that contribute to more just and equitable ecosystems where humans, the natural and built environment, and technology can coexist in mutually beneficial ways. We are particularly interested in human and environment interactions as they relate to energy and mineral developments.

Research

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Teaching

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Our Team

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Welcome

Welcome to our research group’s website! We are an interdisciplinary group of scholars and students in the Mining Engineering Department at the Colorado School of Mines. We collaborate with engineers, social scientists, and applied scientists across campus, as well as governments, NGOs, academics, and students around the globe to understand and address some of the world’s most difficult challenges. Our work maintains a focus on the relationship between mineral and energy developments and communities. We conduct research on topics related to artisanal and small-scale mining, resource extraction and sustainable development, social responsibility, and social license to operate. Please view our website, and feel free to reach out with any inquiries.

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Nicole Smith