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Mines receives Office of Naval Research grant to foster leadership, problem-solving skills

GOLDEN, Colo., Aug. 17, 2015 – The Office of Naval Research is awarding $542,149 over three years to a Mines effort to produce graduates with both technical knowledge and the ability to work well with others as leaders and followers — skills of particular interest to the U.S. Navy and its industry partners.

Physics Teaching Professor Pat Kohl spearheaded the proposal, titled “Horizontal and vertical integration of 21st century skillsets: Leadership, computation, and open-ended problem solving at an engineering university.” Joining Kohl on the team are fellow Physics faculty Vince Kuo, Tim Ohno, and Mark Lusk; Applied Mathematics and Statistics faculty Gus Greivel and Scott Strong; and Leslie Light of EPICS…  Read more….