Colorado School of Mines has received a $7.5 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to establish a University Transportation Center (UTC), focused on improving the durability and lifespan of underground transportation. “This is such a huge win for Mines,” said Professor Mike Mooney, the Bruce Grewcock University Chair and Director of UC&T. “This is the first U.S. DOT funded center at Mines and the first ever U.S. DOT center focused on underground infrastructure. This effort will build upon the strong foundation of UC&T at Mines and cements UC&T and Mines as the number one place in the world for underground construction and tunneling research and education.”

Read the full article here and join us Wednesday, January 18 for a special “Lunch & Learn” seminar highlighting this groundbreaking project.

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By advancing knowledge, we have the ability to grow the industry. We are dedicated to advancing knowledge through both fundamental research that leads to significant breakthroughs and through very applied research that can help provide a solution for a specific tunneling project.

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