Geo Science and Mining

Cindy Williams – Chief Mentor/Scientist of the Geo Science, Energy and Environment Research Lab

Cindy WIlliams

STEM Ventures has recruited the skills and talents of Cindy Williams to serve as the Chief Mentor/Scientist of the STEM Ventures Geo Science, Energy and Environment Research Lab. Cindy is a highly accomplished executive with over 20 years of domestic and international experience with Newmont Mining. At her last assignment with Newmont, Cindy served as the Vice President of Solutions and Innovations, where she managed a half billion dollar budget and was responsible for the leadership of enterprise-wide Innovation and Global Technical Functions, including mine engineering, resource modeling, geotechnical-hydrologic engineering, metallurgical characterization,  laboratory research,Cindy and Student process development and energy. While at Newmont, Cindy served as the highest ranking female employee and business results delivered strong advances through her leadership of technical services, innovation, exploration, project evaluation and project development, and technical due diligence with complex global scope. Cindy has a Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Geology from Colorado State University with Highest Distinction, where she participated in the University Honors Program.

Business and Industry Partners in Education

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Newmont Mining Corporation is one of the world’s largest gold producers with significant assets or operations on five continents and 15 countries, $10 billion in revenue and 43,000 employees and contractors. Focus spans exploration, project development and mining operations and is the largest Colorado business.

Newmont’s Malezemoff Technical Facility in South Denver is an industry-leading laboratory for gold metallurgical and geoscience innovation.  The facility employees over 50 scientists, including chemists, geologists, metallurgists and more.  The team is engaged in innovative research and development of gold and copper processing methods, plus cutting-edge technology for water treatment producing clean drinking water for communities across Newmont’s global operations.

Higher Education Partners in Education

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Colorado School of Mines is a public research university devoted to engineering and applied science. It has the highest admissions standards of any public university in Colorado and among the highest of any public university in the U.S.

Mines has distinguished itself by developing a curriculum and research program geared towards responsible stewardship of the earth and its resources. In addition to strong education and research programs in traditional fields of science and engineering, Mines is one of a very few institutions in the world having broad expertise in resource exploration, extraction, production and utilization. As such, Mines occupies a unique position among the world’s institutions of higher education.

Since its founding in 1874, the translation of the school’s mission into educational programs has been influenced by the needs of society. Those needs are now focused more clearly than ever before. The world faces a crisis in balancing resource availability with environmental protection and Mines and its programs are central to the solution.

Mines offers all the advantages of a world-class research institution with a size that allows for personal attention.