ConocoPhillips Center for a Sustainable
C O L O R A D O S C H O O L
O F M I N E S
S P E C I A L
WE2ST
P O I N T S O F
Water-Energy Education, Science and Technology
I N T E R E S T :
F A L L 2 0 1 4
WE2ST officially
begins its first
semester
WE2ST Center Kicks-Off to a Great Start
8 phenomenal
Undergraduate
Scholars are
The WE2ST Center was an-
selected
nounced on April 24, 2014 at
CSM after special presentations
ConocoPhillips
by Samer Adham and Terri
Media Days
comes to CSM
Hogue. Fran Val ejo from
ConocoPhil ips presented a
WE2ST Fellows
check for three-mil ion dol ars to
and Scholars
CSM President Bil Scoggins, CSM
participate in a
Foundation member Kim Senger,
myriad of
and WE2ST director Terri
education and
Hogue. The kickoff ceremony
outreach
was part of the annual Mines
activities
Alumni weekend.
ConocoPhillips presents WE2ST with a giant check
I N S I D E
Water-Energy Research Begins
T H I S I S S U E :
Undergradu-
2
Four initial research thrusts for
increased certainty in permitting
ate Scholars
WE2ST are currently underway.
in exchange for stricter environ-
Graduate
2
Dr. Terri Hogue is leading the
mental and reporting standards.
Fellows
initiative to evaluate water sourc-
Rolston’s team is using multidisci-
ing for unconventional energy
plinary methods to investigate
Curriculum
2
and regional water budgets. Dr.
how the public views MOUs, if
Corner
John McCray is focusing on inte-
the presence of MOUs increases
Media Days
grated water resource manage-
public trust of industry, and if
3
ment including contamination of
wells permitted through MOUs
groundwater via leaks/spil s. Dr.
demonstrate significantly differ-
GSA
3
Tzahi Cath’s research centers on
ent environmental and safety
treatment and reuse of flow back
performance.
and produced waters. Dr. Jessica
Education
3
Rolston is conducting social sci-
Outreach
ence and policy research. She is
Kathryn Casias
Upcoming
4
investigating the Memorandums
putting a pump head
Events
of Understanding (MOUs) that
on a motor
are on the rise in Colorado as a
strategy to meet the needs of
both industry and communities.
MOUs are signed directly be-
Cynthia Kanno and Austin
tween companies and local gov-
ernments and typical y guarantee
Roberts modeling degrada-
tion of contaminants in the
subsurface

P A G E 2
Undergraduate Scholars Selected
This fal , eight Undergraduate
junior in Petroleum Engineer-
dergraduate Scholars have set
Scholars were selected after a
ing; and Seth Suydam, a junior
the bar very high this first se-
rigorous application and inter-
in Petroleum Engineering. All
mester—they are definitely
view process: Aspen Ander-
Scholars are teamed up for re-
some of the finest students at
son, a sophomore in Geophys-
search with Graduate Fel ows
CSM!
ical Engineering; Kathryn
and/or Faculty.
Casias, a junior in Environmen-
In addition,
tal Engineering; Kylie Ford, a
Scholars attend
sophomore in Chemical Engi-
monthly training
neering; Carley Lauer, a soph-
sessions focusing
Aspen Anderson
omore in Chemical and Biolog-
on research
explains erosion to
ical Engineering; Austin Rob-
skil s, oral com-
5th graders
erts, a junior in Chemical and
munication train-
Biological Engineering; Luis
ing, and interper-
Servin, a junior in Petroleum
sonal skil build-
Engineering; Austin Shaffer, a
ing. These Un-
Carley Lauer participates in Media Days
Spotlight on Graduate Fellows
Four fantastic graduate stu-
WE2ST as an affiliated Fel ow.
time each week helping to
dents joined WE2ST this fal :
He is funded by The Trefny In-
teach pre-engineering at two
Liz Bel from Pennsylvania
stitute as a Graduate Teaching
“Chris spends part
Denver high schools.
State University with a B.S. in
Fel ow. As part of his Fel ow-
of his time each
Environmental Systems Engi-
ship, Chris spends part of his
neering, Cynthia Kanno
week helping to
from Princeton University with
a B.A. in Geosciences, El a
teach pre-
Walker from Oklahoma State
University with a B.S. in Chem-
engineering at two
ical Engineering, and Skylar Zil-
Denver high
liox with a B.S. in Engineering
Physics from Colorado School
schools”
of Mines and a B.A. in Liberal
Liz Bell adding feed
Chris Ruybal (second from
Arts from St. John’s Col ege.
solution to the forward
left) with high school pre-
In addition, Chris Ruybal joined
osmosis bench scale system
engineering students
New Graduate Curriculum Added
This fal , al of the WE2ST Fel-
communication, research, and

lows took a brand new gradu-
interpersonal skil s needed for
ate seminar course cal ed Wa-
future professionals. Course
ter Sustainability and Energy
curriculum included specific
Production: A Survey and In-
topics such as speaking/writing
troduction taught by Terri
for a variety of audiences, me-
Hogue and Andrea Blaine.
dia relations, important re-
Graduate Fellows at a
Students read and discussed
search and literature review
Graduate students
lunch with speaker Karl
current research, heard from
strategies, critical thinking and
demonstrate a 6th grade
Fennessey
key speakers in the field, and
analysis, mentoring, teamwork,
engaged in a variety of practical conflict management, and edu-
outreach lab they created
exercises to develop important
cation outreach.
on potential energy

ConocoPhillips Media Days at CSM
P A G E 3
sulfide leak from a
wel and given a few
Austin
minutes to prepare a
Roberts
statement. Next,
practices each person was
his
interviewed by pro-
interview fessional reporters
skills
and filmed by a video
crew. After everyone
WE2ST students and faculty got to
had a turn in the spotlight, the
stand in the spotlight, literal y, for
group analyzed each other's clips to
two ful days in October, thanks to
discuss what worked and what
ConocoPhil ips Media Training.
didn’t. Jim Lowry, Perry Pearce,
More than 20 participants first
and Louis Salazar from ConocoPhil-
studied both good and bad video
lips were in attendance as well as a
Media Days participants are instructed by
clips of industry representatives
professional reporter and video
Jim Lowry, ConocoPhillips Director, Lower
being interviewed on the news.
crew. The training was out of most
48 Communications
They were then presented with a
people’s comfort zone but ex-
hypothetical scenario of a hydrogen
tremely rewarding overal !
WE2ST at the GSA Conference
John McCray and Terri Hogue, along with several
Jackson from Stanford University and Bridget
colleagues, developed and facilitated a special ses-
Scanlon from the University of Texas. WE2ST was
sion on the Joint Sustainability of Water Resources
also well-represented with presentations by Jes-
and Petroleum Energy Production at the Geological
sica Rolston, Tzahi Cath, John McCray and Terri
Society of America (GSA) national meeting in Van-
Hogue.
couver, British Columbia in October, 2014.
The session featured 12 oral presenta-
tions, including talks by Karl Fennessey
from ConocoPhillips, Robert Horner from
Argonne National Laboratories, Robert
Students Engage in Outreach at Local School
WE2ST is partnering with Shelton
ton are extremely excited to have
Elementary School to bring some
the WE2ST students in the class-
fantastic hands-on science labs to
room. Not only are the labs great
kids in Golden. In December,
for the younger kids, but they also
Scholars and Fel ows volunteered in
help train the Scholars and Fel ows
the Shelton Science Lab to help run
to communicate their science wel .
a 6th grade Mass-Volume-Density
This opportunity is helping to build
lab, a 5th grade Revegetation lab, a
a great relationship between
3rd grade Earthworm-Soils lab, and
WE2ST and the community; more
a 2nd grade Animal Adaptations lab. fun labs are scheduled for next
Luis Servin (left) and Seth Suydam (right) help 6th
Teachers and students alike at Shel-
semester!
graders at Shelton Science Lab

The ConocoPhillips Center for a Sustainable
WE2ST at Colorado School of Mines was
formulated to promote the joint
sustainability of unconventional energy
Colorado School of Mines
production and water resources through
1500 Illinois St.
education of water-energy literate graduate
Golden, CO 80401
and undergraduate students and by

conducting world-class research on critical
E-mail: WE2ST@mines.edu
topics in the field.
Website: WE2ST.mines.edu
Advisory Board:
Leadership Team:
Fran Vallejo, ConocoPhillips
Terri Hogue, Director
Samer Adham, ConocoPhillips
John McCray, Deputy Director
Sabrina Watkins, ConocoPhillips
Andrea Blaine, Assistant Director
Kim Senger, CSM Foundation
Jessica Rolston, Community-Corporate Relations
Kevin Moore, CSM, CECS Dean
Cynthia Howell, Public Outreach
Jackie Randell, Administrative Assistant
WE2ST Space Update
A new space for WE2ST is under construction in Chauvenet
Hal . The finished center wil house offices for the Assistant
Director, the Administrative Assistant and the Graduate Fel-
lows. In addition, there wil be conference room that wil hold
6-8 people. We hope to move in to our new center in the
middle of the spring semester!
Upcoming Events
 January 29, 3:30pm — Advisory Board meeting, CSM
 February 4, 4pm, Seminar—Steve Crowell, PlusPetrol
 February 11, 3pm, Seminar—Bridget Scanlon, UT Austin
 February 25, 4pm, Seminar—Tisha Schuler, COGA
 March 4, 3pm, Seminar—David Ellerbroek, AECom
WE2ST
 March 22-26, ACS National Meeting in Denver—Oil&Gas-Water Nexus
 March 25, 4pm, Seminar—Patty Limerick, Center of the American West
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