Coolbaugh House was built by former Mines President Melville F. Coolbaugh in 1922. The house has been used for many purposes over the years and was designated a City of Golden Historic Landmark in 1985. It currently houses the Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP).

To learn more about the Coolbaugh House, check out “There’s no place like the house” in Mines Magazine

The MEP Program was established in 1989. Over the years, MEP has played a significant role in promoting the ongoing commitment to create a more diverse and inclusive learning community at Colorado School of Mines. We work to enroll, retain and graduate underrepresented students, and continue to build a community of support through our many partnerships and advocacies.

MEP offers the following opportunities and programs:

  • Leadership opportunities within professional societies
  • Academic support—MEP/CASA tutors
  • Undergraduate research opportunities
  • Professional development
  • WIRED: Work/Interview, Resume/Experience Day—Career Fair Preparation
  • Scholarship search assistance
  • Networking with industry and community representatives for internship and employment opportunities
  • Annual MEP Banquet honoring graduating students

MEP supports the following professional societies:

To learn more, please visit:

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Coolbaugh House

1700 Maple Street
Golden, CO 80401


Street Address

1700 Maple St
Golden, CO 80401