Chauvenet Hall currently houses the Applied Mathematics and Statistics Department. Mathematics plays a vital role in the education of all students at Colorado School of Mines, both through the advanced training of its own majors and graduate students and through the support it provides to all the engineering and science disciplines.
President Regis Chauvenet
Around the turn of the 20th century, a boom in the assaying business prompted construction of a new Assay Building and lab renovations, funded with the school’s first monetary gift: $25,000 from the chairman of the board of trustees and former student Winfield S. Stratton. A mining magnate who discovered the Independence Mine and launched the Cripple Creek gold rush, Stratton gave the check to President Regis Chauvenet to use as he saw fit. The state later reimbursed funds for the Assay Building, freeing the gift to go toward construction of Stratton Hall in 1904. In 1950 the Assay Building and adjacent heating plant were joined, and the building renamed Chauvenet Hall.
Check out this piece from the Jefferson County Historical Commission.
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