In September 2014, CoorsTek and the Coors family announced an unprecedented $27 million investment in Colorado School of Mines, funding not only the CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering (currently under construction) but also high-tech equipment and a graduate research fellowship program. The new building will open during the 2017-2018 academic year.

It is funding the expansion of a longstanding academic, research and career opportunity partnership between CoorsTek and Mines, highlighted by the establishment of the CoorsTek Research Fellows Program and a range of high-tech equipment purchases, including one of the most advanced electron microscopes in the United States. CoorsTek’s and the Coors family’s funding, in conjunction with a $14.6 million grant from the state of Colorado, enables the construction of the 95,000-square-foot CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering, a world-class facility that will support a broad range of academic and research activities on the Mines campus as well as serve as a focal point for the CoorsTek-Mines research partnership.

The CoorsTek Center will support the College of Applied Science and Engineering. It will be the home building for the Department of Physics, and support the highly collaborative partnerships among the college’s four departments and two interdisciplinary programs: Physics, the Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry, the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biological Engineering, the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, the Materials Science Program, and the Nuclear Science and Engineering Program.

A measurably better world will come from the amazing solutions that advances in engineered ceramics and engineered materials make possible. In order for that to happen, we need more scientists and engineers trained in state-of-the-art facilities by expert faculty, and more opportunities to collaborate with the brightest researchers.

For CoorsTek, our investment in Mines is not only an investment in the future of our company and a great university – it’s an investment in solving global challenges in energy, transportation, information technology, the environment and the quality of human life itself.

This partnership between CoorsTek and the Coors family, the state of Colorado and Colorado School of Mines is not about a building. It’s about something much more. It’s about connecting students, researchers, faculty and industry to impact the world in ways that we can’t even predict today.

Dr. John Coors

Chairman, president and CEO, CoorsTek


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Golden, CO 80401

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