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By: Ann Gallogly - Socially Responsible Scientists and Engineers / January 31, 2020

SRSE Discussion with Dr. Carl Mitcham: Social Responsibility in a Changing Climate


Where: Marquez Hall 322

When: Tuesday, February 4th

Time: 5:30pm

Dinner will be provided! 

The United States and China have become the two biggest carbon emitters in the world and thus the two largest contributors to climate mutation. But they have quite different perspectives on their social responsibilities in this regard. The U.S. argues that both should commit to reductions and that the U.S. will not reduce if China does not. China argues that the U.S., as the larger per capita and historical emitter, should reduce first. We will explore these and related disagreements and their implications for the exercise of social responsibility in engineering.

Carl Mitcham is an Emeritus Professor of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences has been visiting China since 1992 and now teaches regularly during the spring semester at Renmin University of China. He will be suggesting that Chinese engineers may be acting with more social responsibility than American engineers. Dr. Mitcham is one of the most influential philosophers of engineering worldwide.

Join SRSE for an interactive discussion and free dinner!

By: Lauren Poole / January 9, 2020

Energy Efficiency Engineering job opening

All – McKinstry, our People.Power.Planet partner, has a Building Energy Analyst II position opening in Denver to support their technology platform and deployment. This person will be reporting to Alison Schwabe, whom some of you have met during our Green Team meetings. The position will be supporting projects across all Technical Services offerings including set up and ongoing support of all aspects of Reveal and other analytical tools. Link is here:

By: Lauren Poole / December 4, 2019

Campus Solar Challenge—Win up to $500!


Campus Solar Challenge—Win up to $500! Next semester put your imagination, passion and knowledge to use creating a solar idea with the potential to be installed on campus! Up to three winners will be chosen during Earth Week to win a prize up to $500. Individual and group submissions are welcome and first draft is due February 15th. Visit for submission details.


By: Lauren Poole / November 18, 2019

Sustainability at International Days


Eco-cycle setup zero waste stations throughout the event floor

Mines Sustainability partnered with Eco-cycle to make International Day a zero waste event. Thank you to all the student volunteers who helped out on Saturday night!

By: Lauren Poole / November 12, 2019

50% Game Day Tailgate Waste Recycled


Thank you Sustainability Intern Tyler Pritchard and McKinstry's Ann Gallogly for recycling an estimated 50% of Saturday's Tailgate Waste. 


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