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The goal of Mines ISEE is to promote explosives engineering education through meetings, presentations, field trips, and attending the annual ISEE conference. Learn more about explosives and connect with others interested in explosives engineering!

Mines is one of only a few institutions in the world that has an explosives engineering program. Students have a unique opportunity to learn about the science of explosives through courses, degree programs, activities, and research opportunities. Mines ISEE brings together students, researchers, faculty, and industry experts who share a passion for explosives engineering. If you are interested in learning more about explosives or want to perusing an explosives engineering career, join Mines ISEE!  

 

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Explosives Engineering @ Mines

Explosives Engineering Courses
In MNGN 333 Explosives Engineering I, students have the opportunity to learn about explosives engineering with hands-on lab activities handling explosives at the Edgar Experimental Mine and Outdoor Explosives Research Lab in Idaho Springs, CO.
In MNGN 444 Explosives Engineering II, students can further their understanding of explosives by planning and design their own explosives experiments.

Explosives Engineering Minor
Students interested in explosives can take the Explosives Engineering Minor. Students must take Explosives Engineering I (MNGN 333), Explosives Engineering II (MNGN 444), and Rock Fragmentation (MNGN 407). Additionally, several other related courses must be taken. Please see the Mines Catalog for the complete details. Please note, the three other required mining courses may be substituted by other engineering discipline courses if approved.

Explosives Research Laboratory
The Mines Explosives Research Lab (ERL) is the premier explosives research group studying explosives and energetic materials. The group is committed to training future engineers and working with governmental and commercial partners to develop practical solutions for unique problems.​ Research opportunities are available for undergraduate and graduate students. Reach out to Dr. Veronica Eliasson for more information.

Meet Our Organization

James Verheyden

James Verheyden

President

Mechanical Engineering
Graduate Student
Explosives Research Lab

Aaron Puffinbarger

Aaron Puffinbarger

Treasurer

Mechanical Engineering
Undergraduate Researcher
Explosives Research Lab

Dr. Veronica Eliasson

Dr. Veronica Eliasson

Advisor

Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor
ERL Director