AXPRO-ACCESS and Consortium

Competitive Student Scholarships and Fellowships 

Scholarships and fellowships attract and reward exceptional students that will be our next generation of explosives engineers. Contact the AXPRO team to learn how to establish a named current-use or endowed scholarship!

Outstanding Faculty and Research Programs 

Our powerhouse research and teaching programs require the best faculty and staff. Your support allows AXPRO to retain and attract the best faculty and staff possible. Partner with the AXPRO by supporting an endowed chair or professorship to support outstanding faculty who inspire the next generation of explosives engineers. 

State-of-the-art Facilities 

AXPRO’s Explosive Research Laboratory (ERL) is a 2000 acre test site above Colorado School of Mines Edgar Mine, located in Idaho Springs. ERL is the largest test facility of any academic institution and consist of multiple unique test sites. The small-scale explosives laboratory located in Brown Hall provides our students and faculty with a safe test site located on campus.

Secure AXPRO’s Future 

We seek a transformational gift to secure future as a powerhouse in energetic materials and explosives engineering research and education. This gift will endow the AXPRO Center of Excellence, support our scholarship offerings and maintain and augment our state-of-the-art facilities and laboratories. Colorado School of Mines Foundation, Inc. Funding the present and securing the future of our program. The Colorado School of Mines Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and the designated gift-receiving arm for Colorado School of Mines. or Mail: CSM Foundation AXPRO-ACCESS, PO Box 4005, Golden, CO 80402-4005. 

Industrial Energetic (Explosive) Materials Consortium 

“> Affordable + Fast + Accredited Lab. All Energetic (High and Low Explosives) Materials. AXPRO offers quality testing, modern equipment, an experienced staff, and rapid turnaround. Services: Mechanical Testing, NDT Inspection, Failure Analysis, Explosives Detonation Parameters, and Post-Detonation Characterization using, High Fidelity Mobile Detonation Laboratory, Aquarium Test, Cylinder Testing, Gurney Equation testing, Velocity of Detonation, and Overpressure Testing, Vibration Analyses, Post-Blast Fumes Studies, Testing and Validating Initiation systems (Non-Electric, Electric and Electronics), Drop test, R&D, Explosive Safety Trainings ( Practical Explosives Traning School-PETS), Continue Education Courses. Over 20 Years Experience. ***Customized AXPRO education and research programs can be tailored to include short courses, facility access agreements, scholarships, fellowships, faculty/staff advisors/professorships, and specific projects. Please contact AXPRO staff today! ***

Industry Partners

Special Aerospace Services


Annual membership contribution level benefits and areas of support ($15,000)


Annual membership contribution level benefits and areas of support ($10,000)


Annual membership contribution level benefits and areas of support ($5,000)

International Society of Explosives Engineers

Other levels of annual membership contribution level benefits and areas of support