Kathleen Smits, Ph.D., P.E.

Assistant Professor

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Smits Research Group - Outreach

If you are interested in scheduling or attending an educational outreach activity for students grades K-12, please contact Kate directly.

Colorado School of Mines STEM Summer Camp
Michelle Schwartz, undergraduate intern in our group, teaching a group of middle school students about groundwater remediation.

Middle school tutoring and science club
With support from the National Science Foundation, we implemented a tutoring and science club program at a Denver middle school that aims to bring STEM "to life." Every week, students from the Colorado School of Mines Society of Women Engineers run the program with the goal of motivating and preparing students to pursue college studies and careers in the STEM fields. For more information about the program, please contact Kate Smits.

Middle school students visiting our laboratory and learning about groundwater contamination.

Middle school students learning about aerodynamic research to study the effects of air moving past solid objects.

Demonstration on wind energy in the porous media/wind tunnel test facility.

Building "edible aquifers". There's no better way to learn about groundwater contamination than through soda and ice cream!