Industry Giving Program

About the Program

Our Industry Giving Program is instrumental to the success of our students and programs. We have experienced tremendous growth at the Center for Underground at Colorado School of Mines. Each semester, we engage more and more students in industry-focused projects, field trips to underground construction sites, and lunch and learn seminars delivered by industry experts. We train dozens of students through classroom instruction, incorporation of industry projects, and through hands-on labs in our one-of-a-kind facilities. We provide paid project opportunities, scholarships and travel support to tunnel conferences and project sites for these students each year.

Our efforts are growing the pipeline of high-quality underground engineers for industry.

We need your help to continue this effort. Please consider giving to support our underground students and programs. Your support is integral to our success. We have a variety of partnership opportunities for consideration whether as an individual or on behalf of your company. We appreciate your support.

If your company is interested in partnering with the Center for Underground or if you have questions, please contact Emily Kelton, ekelton@mines.edu.

Partnership Opportunities

 

Gold Supporter: $7,500 annually

  • Funds recruiting and retaining undergraduate and graduate students
    for innovative research, attendance at world-renowned tunneling conferences nationwide, and hands-on field experience from student field trips to underground and tunnel engineering project sites.
  • Opportunity to sponsor a local field trip or a field trip to your project site.
  • Opportunity to bring a project to our students to complete.
  • Opportunity to attend a student research presentation. 
  • Opportunity to sponsor the UCA Student Competition
  • Logo displayed on underground.mines.edu at supporter level.
  • Logo displayed on printed and digital materials for Tunneling Short Course at appropriate level.

Silver Supporter: $5,000 annually

  • Funds weekly Lunch & Learn UCA student organization seminars, hands- on field experience from student field trips to underground and tunnel engineering project sites, lab materials and supplies for state-of-the-art workspaces and supported student projects.
  • Opportunity to sponsor a local field trip or to your project site.
  • Opportunity to present a case study at the weekly Lunch & Learn.
  • Logo displayed on underground.mines.edu at appropriate supporter level.
  • Logo displayed on printed and digital material for Lunch & Learn at appropriate supporter level.

Bronze Supporter: $2,500 annually

  • Funds weekly Lunch & Learn UCA student organization seminars, lab materials and supplies for state-of-the-art workspaces and supported student projects.
  • Opportunity to present a case study at the weekly Lunch & Learn.
  • Logo displayed on underground.mines.edu at appropriate supporter level.
  • Logo displayed on printed and digital material for Lunch & Learn at appropriate supporter level.

 

If your company is interested in donating to the Center for Underground or if you have questions, please contact Emily Kelton, ekelton@mines.edu.

Each year we recruit and engage 60-100 undergraduate and graduate engineering students in underground education and activities.

Thank You

Make an individual donation to support the efforts of the Center for Underground.

Sponsor Our Short Courses

Extend your company awareness among tunneling professionals at our short courses for industry:

Grouting and Ground Improvement May 2021

Tunneling Fundamentals, Practice and Innovations October 2020