Outreach Activities

In addition to the work we assist connecting scientists and researchers, Mines/NREL Nexus has a robust outreach mission. From holding workshops to “teach the teachers,” to assisting with an educational camp for students in kindergarten through high school who have dyslexia, Nexus is committed to working with all.

The next workshop hosted by Nexus will be Electrons to Molecules in early summer. If you are interested in participating, please contact Shannon Parry at sparry@mines.edu.

Subsequent workshops will be scheduled with themes determined by the Nexus leadership in consultation with primary stakeholders. Funding opportunities will be identified and/or created to support the science and technology development needed to address these new research challenges.

Student Opportunity

Nexus is proud to sponsor students at the 21st Century Energy Transition Symposium, brought to you by the Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory. The Collaboratory is an energy research consortium of the University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado State University, Colorado School of Mines, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Nexus will underwrite a limited amount of registrations for students to attend this conference on a first-come, first-served basis. Selected students can attend this meeting for $27!

Apply now on the conference webpage.

Past Workshops

Below is a list of previously held workshops at Mines:

  • Limits to Waste: Pushing Materials Manufacturing Towards Zero Waste for a Sustainable Future.

    Held September 13-14, 2018. This workshop ” targeting the entire life-cycle (and recycling) for materials”.
    Keynote Speakers: Bill Tumas (NREL), Priscilla Nelson (Mines), Jeannette Garcia (IBM), David Wagger (Institute of Scrap Recycling  Industries), Dustin Mulvaney (San Jose State University), Debashish Bhattacharjee (TATA Global), Garvin Heath (NREL), Sridhar Seethramanan (Mines), Gregg Beckham (NREL), Elsa Olivetti (MIT)

  • Interface of additive manufacturing, nanostructured materials, characterization. Held August 13, 2019.
  • Plastics recycling, our strengths and possible paths forward. Held August 14, 2019.
    Plenary Speaker: Bill Carroll, Past President of ACS