U.S. Geological Survey Announces New Partnership with Colorado School of Mines
U.S, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke recently announced a new long-term partnership between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Colorado School of Mines (Mines). The partnership will bring 150 USGS scientists in the minerals research labs to work alongside Mines faculty and students in a new state-of-the-art facility at the university’s Golden, CO campus.
“This is a great day for the USGS and for Colorado School of Mines,” said Secretary Zinke. “The majority of USGS’s work is on federal lands in the west, but their research is also used by government agencies, the private sector, universities, nonprofits and partners all over the world. Partnering with Colorado School of Mines, a world-class earth science research institution, and co-locating our scientists and researchers creates incredible opportunities to spur innovation and transformational breakthroughs, while also providing an incredible pool of talent from which to recruit.”
Mines and the USGS already have a preexisting relationship that goes back over 40 years. The USGS Geologic Hazards Science Center and the National Earthquake Information Center already have locations on the Mines campus. This new partnership will build on the existing relationships between USGS scientists and Mines faculty and students in collaboration towards tackling the nation’s natural resource, security and environmental challenges, and exploring frontiers where the next innovations in earth and space resources, technology and engineering will occur.