I’m not familiar with Mines but it looks like a great place (and I wish I had known about it before applying to schools!) I’m wondering what kind of collaborations students, staff, and faculty do there, if/how resources are shared, and if I’m at another institution, how I can learn about projects that I might help with, or collaborations that might be done?
We welcome collaboration at Mines! Without knowing your specific interests, I’m pointing you to a list of academic departments:
https://www.mines.edu/contact/#academic. Each department has a page (or more) on its research projects; this will give you an idea of current interests. Further information might be obtained here: https://ora.mines.edu/?CMSPAGE=ORA-Home and I will embellish this information with additional ideas as I can.