Thursday, September 15, 2016

3rd Annual RMEE Banquet to be held Thursday, October 27

Mine Yucel
The 3rd Annual Rocky Mountain Energy Economics (RMEE) Banquet will be held Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 6:00pm-8:30pm in the Centennial Room at the Denver Athletic Club (DAC) in Downtown Denver (located at the corner of Glenarm and 14th St.). Doors will open at 5:30pm with a networking reception/cocktail hour from 6:00pm-7:00pm, dinner at 7:00pm, and speaker beginning around 7:30pm.

This year's keynote speaker will be Mine Yücel, Senior Vice President and Director of Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and advisor to the Bank’s president on regional and energy issues. Previously, Yücel was head of the Bank’s micro/regional/energy group and Director of Publications. She serves on the executive board of the Global Interdependence Center and the University of Texas at Dallas Energy Board. She is also past president of both the USAEE and the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE). She holds a BS and MS in Mathematics from Gogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey and a PhD in Economics from Rice University.

Please click here for more information

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Spring Happy Hour, Thursday, April 28

CSM-USAEE will host a happy hour on Thursday, April 28 to celebrate the end of the spring semester. Please join us at 5:00pm at Blue Canyon (Underground) in Golden, CO. Appetizers and first round pitchers will be provided.

Location: Blue Canyon Underground
Address: 1224 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80401
Date: Thursday, April 28, 2016
Time: 5:00pm

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

CSM-USAEE presents guest speaker Charles Sidman, Entrepreneur and Angel Investor.

Charles Sidman
Charles Sidman will speak about Angel investing and what factors are most important in determining which projects to fund. He will discuss the different stages of investment in an entrepreneurial project and where Angel investing fits into that continuum. He will also touch on Angel investments in the mineral and energy industries.

Dr. Sidman has held positions in public and private universities, as well as not-for-profit and for-profit enterprises, in the U.S. and abroad. He has published over ninety research papers and patents, consulted or lectured at over two hundred companies and organizations, and is active in economic development and entrepreneurial advising and training worldwide. He retired as Professor of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology from the College of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati, where he also served for many years as Adjunct Professor of Management in the College of Business and Professor in the university-wide Honors Scholars Program. His education includes Bachelors and Masters degrees in Biochemistry and a PhD in Immunology from Harvard University, an MBA specializing in Management from the University of Cincinnati, and sabbatical study in Complex Systems at the Santa Fe Institute. His current major occupation is Managing Partner of ECS Capital Partners, LLC, an early-stage venture fund built on evolutionary principles and based in Bar Harbor, Maine (although operating nationally and internationally). (source:

Dr. Sidman will speak on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at CSM in Engineering Hall 211 at 5:15pm.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Registration for the 2nd Annual RMEE Banquet is now open!

Registration for the 2nd Annual Rocky Mountain Energy Economics (RMEE) Banquet is now open. The event will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2015 in the Centennial Room at the Denver Athletic Club (DAC) in Downtown Denver from 6:00pm to about 9:00pm. The event will feature guest speaker Guy Caruso of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Please visit the RMEE Banquet page for more information and registration.

We thank GE Ecomagination (Platinum Sponsor), the Payne Institute for Earth Resources (Platinum Sponsor), and the Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis (JISEA) (Silver Sponsor) for their support.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Sustainable Museum of Sustainable Transportation Tour, Oct 30

CSM-USAEE member Steve Stevens will be giving two tours of his Sustainable Museum of Sustainable Transportation on Friday, October 30 in Golden, CO. The museum itself features an innovative sustainable building design that allows it to produce more energy than it consumes from clean energy sources. It also contains a large collection of old style bicycles.

The tours will be offered at 10:00am and 11:30am and can each take a maximum of 10 people. They will each take between 60 and 90 minutes. If you will be at CSM, you can sign up using the form on Kathleen Martin's door in Engineering Hall. You can also sign up by sending an email with your preferred time slot to with the subject line "Museum Tour".

If you have a chance before the tour, Mr. Stevens asks that you check out his most recent talk, "Beyond Net Zero", available here.

Thursday, October 15, 2015


Welcome to the new website/blog of the Colorado School of Mines Chapter of the United States Association for Energy Economics (CSM-USAEE)! Aside from our mailing list, this will be your primary source for information regarding chapter activities. We are excited to finally have it up and running.

Please feel free to explore the site. On it you will find information about the chapter, upcoming events (such as the 2nd Annual Rocky Mountain Energy Economics Banquet), how to become a member, and links with important resources for energy economists.

If you have any questions about the group, please don't hesitate to contact us at!