Colorado School of Mines and CoorsTek, a global provider of engineered ceramics and other advanced materials, announced a major commitment by CoorsTek and the Coors family to fund a research partnership and the construction of the 95,000-square-foot CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering, an interdisciplinary academic and research facility on the Mines campus. The approximately $27 million investment is 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 country.

The new facility will support the College of Applied Science and Engineering and the highly collaborative partnerships between its four departments and two interdisciplinary programs: the Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry, the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, the Department of Physics, the Materials Science Program, and the Nuclear Science and Engineering Program.