I currently direct Mines Humanitarian Engineering and Science graduate program, and interested students should consult the program website. I am a frequent committee member for PhD candidates at Mines seeking a sociotechnical perspective on their research. Students wishing for me to serve on their committee should email with a summary of their work and the relevant social science courses they have taken to prepare them to take a sociotechnical perspective on their reserch.
Current Graduate Students
Arielle Rainey, MS 2022, Humanitarian Engineering and Science: Environmental Engineering
Arielle is studying belongingness and identity among first gen engineering students, with a focus on women and minoritized students.
Cecilia Schroeder, MS 2022, Humanitarian Engineering and Science: Environmental Engineering
Cecilia is conducting a feasibility study for a citizen science project to monitor environmental pollution from contaminants such as lead and arsenic that are often invisible in the existing research focus on mercury.
Sigourney Burch MS 2023, Humanitarian Engineering and Science: Geophysics
Sigourney is helping to define the field of humanitarian archaeological geophysics, with a focus on burials.
Casey Gibson, MS 2022, Humanitarian Engineering and Science: Environmental Engineering
Casey is creating a more participatory environmental assessment toolkit that can help ASGM communities create more sustainable regional food systems in the face of significant environmental contamination from ore processing.
Graduate student alumni
Hayley Glover, MS 2021, Humanitarian Engineering and Science: Environmental Engineering
Hayley practiced research translation to make the findings of the RMRC research project accessible to ASGM communities. She is working at Turner Construction and an architectural start-up.
Larkin Martini, MS 2021, Humanitarian Engineering and Science: Geological Engineering
Larkin conducted engineering education research on strategies for integrating CSR into a variety of undergraduate programs at Mines and how students and faculty differently perceive student learning. She is pursuing a PhD in engineering education at Virginia Tech.
Raven Herrera-Williams, MS 2022, Humanitarian Engineering and Science: Environmental Engineering
Raven completed a practicum integrating HE precepts into an undergraduate service learning design course.
Breanna Moak, MS 2022, Humanitarian Engineering and Science: Environmental Engineering
Raven completed a practicum developing a framework for sustainable remediation from her job at an environmental consulting firm.
Francis Marlin-Tackie, MS 2019, Environmental Engineering
Frances studied public perception of the risks and benefits of unconventional oil and gas production in Colorado. She currently works for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
Skylar Zilliox, MS 2016, Environmental Engineering
Skylar studied MOUs as a participatory form of resource governance in Colorado. She currently works for an environmental consulting firm.
Angelina Rivera, BS 2022, Civil Engineering
Courtney Stanton, BS 2021, Chemical Engineering
Cassidy Grady, BS 2020, Geological Engineering
Thomas Van Ierland, BS 2019, Petroleum Engineering
Shurraya Denning, BS 2018, Chemical Engineering
Austin Shaffer, BS 2016, Petroleum Engineering
Colleen Kavanaugh, BS 2016, Chemical Engineering (Manhattan College)