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McBride Honors Program

Explore Your World

Celebrating 40 Years!

The McBride Experience

The McBride Honors Program has the feel of a small liberal arts college–right here, in the heart of one of the foremost science and engineering universities. Nurturing the full potential of Mines students for over forty years, the program develops core skills in effective communication, problem solving, leadership, creativity and critical thinking. Through McBride, students get a well-rounded education that emboldens learning across disciplines and with diverse people by integrating the liberal arts with that of science and engineering.

Students in McBride will experience student-centered and collaborative learning alongside their professors in small, unique classes that are developed specifically for the program. Seminar discussions and innovative academic activities are designed to encourage curiosity, dive deeply into our humanity, tether our socio-technical understanding, and explore our world in all of its complexity. 

Our emphases on experiential education, global exploration, and student-driven experiences culminate in the capstone practicum where students design their own learning adventure according to their passions and goals. This close-knit community of creatively minded and highly motivated individuals make McBride a place to call home and to enjoy a truly transformative educational experience. 

Upcoming Events Schedule

Event Title Event Details
Virtual McBride Party (Honoring those Graduating and New Members) May 1st (5:00-7:00 PM) – Details to come
McBride Welcomes George Saunders Delayed until Fall 2020

News

McBride Class Fun

McBride Class Fun

HNRS 435 enjoyed a delicious clam bake made by McBrider Dave LaPusata (pictured to the left). Dave told stories of growing up in Massachusetts and enjoying his favorite meal of all time - a good old-fashioned Boston Clam Bake.

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McBride Mega-Success at NCHC

McBride Mega-Success at NCHC

Among the several hundred submissions for the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) Conference this year, 2 proposals by McBride students were accepted. McBriders Chelsea Meilner and Madison Anderson conducted an engaging workshop on the interconnectivity of arts...

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Preview Mines was a Hit!

Preview Mines was a Hit!

It was great seeing so many new and familiar faces at Preview Mines! The collective honors tables proved to be very popular! Keep an eye out for the next Getting-to-know Mines event because we will definitely be there!

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Events

Celebrating 40 Years McBride Style!

Celebrating 40 Years McBride Style!

Thank you to everyone who joined us in celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the McBride Honors Program at the "Smoky Mirrors and Lucid Clouds" opening reception! It was wonderful to have a community of alumni and students from a variety of years sharing their stories...

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Smoky Mirrors and Lucid Clouds

Smoky Mirrors and Lucid Clouds

Visit the Boettcher room in the library any time between January 27th and February 7th 2020 for an interactive exhibition to explore the world of your imagination. Click to learn more about all the special events!

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McBride Homecoming Tailgate

McBride Homecoming Tailgate

Thanks to everyone for joining us at the McBride Homecoming Tailgate! The games, Bloody Mary Bar, and class competition proved to be very popular! We hope to see you next year.

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Mines Benders

Mines Benders

We love you, Puzzlers! The Mines Benders Puzzle Safari was so much fun! With 50 teams and almost 200 people, it's clear that we are a community of puzzlers and thinkers. Thank you to the event McOrganizers, all of the volunteers, and The Golden Puzzle Room for...

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Mines Benders: A Puzzle Solving Competition

Mines Benders: A Puzzle Solving Competition

Sunday September 29th, 1-4:30 PM: Love solving puzzles and overcoming challenges? The Golden Puzzle Room and the School of Mines McBride Honors Program invite you to attend the first annual Mines Benders puzzle solving competition! Learn how to enter here! To see the...

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The McBride Map

Students and Graduates of the McBride Honors Program often find themselves traveling to wonderful and exotic places. Explore the map below to find out about those people and the places they find themselves in

Seth - Kenya

Seth travelled to Kenya to teach robotics to underprivileged children at various boys and girls high schools, something he has also done in South Korea

Emma - The White House

Emma spent the summer of 2018 working as an intern  handling presidential correspondence at the White House in D.C.

Hike for Help Team - Nepal

A team of students join the Hike for Help group to volunteer in Nepal every year

Claire - Spain

Claire spent a semester abroad studying in Spain. While there, she also travelled all around Europe to countries like England, Germany, Portugal, the Netherlands, and Hungary.

Alex - Hungary

Alex spent a semester studying abroad in Hungary. She used her free time to travel to different countries all around the globe like Germany, the Netherlands, Croatia, Thailand, and many others!

Chelsea - South Africa

Chelsea attended an international leadership summit in Cape Town, South Africa where she immersed herself in the culture of the area and worked on developing herself as a leader.

Annabelle - Scotland

Annabelle is exploring how Scotland's heritage has transformed into the modern day by participating in traditional activities as well as studying how their society views history

Madison - Singapore

Madison is studying abroad in Singapore where she finds herself, having gone through IDEAS, looking at the city differently than she would have otherwise. She described it as a planning and design masterpiece. "They managed to keep large parts of the city as nature reserves and, of course, the architecture is extremely varied and stunning. I try to take time to wander around and get lost in IDEAS fashion."

Jonah - Nepal

Jonah traveled with the first group from Hike for Help that went and spent the summer in the Khumbu Valley in Nepal, teaching at the Shree Janasewa Basic School

Banks - New Zealand

Banks spent a semester studying abroad in New Zealand at the University of Canterbury while also going on whatever adventures he could find, from climbing to backpacking to surfing.

Joe - Italy

Joe fulfilled a lifelong dream of traveling to Italy as he studied abroad at John Cabot University. While he was there, he was able to explore the city of Rome, fill his passion for food, research aqueduct systems, and travel around to other cities in the country on the weekends

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