Department of Mining Engineering

S&T’s 20th annual Haunted Mine opens Friday, Oct. 20

Posted by on October 12, 2017

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Mining engineering students at Missouri University of Science and Technology have been “haunting” S&T’s Experimental Mine Facility every Halloween for 20 years, and this Halloween is no different.

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Missouri S&T to host mine rescue competition

Posted by on September 12, 2017

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The Missouri Mine Rescue Association, in conjunction with Missouri University of Science and Technology, will host its 35th Annual Mine Rescue Competition at Missouri S&T this month.

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S&T Academy of Mines and Metallurgy inducts new members

Posted by on April 25, 2017

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Eleven graduates of Missouri University of Science and Technology were inducted into the Missouri S&T Academy of Mines and Metallurgy on April 20. The academy is an advisory group that was founded in 1954. The group includes graduates and others who have made outstanding contributions to their professions.

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S&T mucking teams dominate in international competition

Posted by on March 29, 2017

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Missouri University of Science and Technology made a clean sweep of the 39th Intercollegiate Mining Competition held March 22-26 in Georgetown, Kentucky.

The women’s team won its fourth consecutive title. The men’s B team recorded its first overall first-place finish. And the alumni team — called Tater Patch — also took home top honors. The men’s A team finished sixth.

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Learn locally, act globally

Posted by on February 7, 2017

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As a doctoral student in mining engineering, Kenneth Bansah works, learns and lives nearly 10,000 miles from his boyhood home of Tarkwa, Ghana, a gold mining hub in western Africa. But even as he fine-tunes his dissertation on mitigating sinkhole hazards and other karst formations − and takes care of three children ages four and under while his wife completes her own graduate studies in Michigan – the subsistence gold miners of Ghana are never far from Bansah’s mind.

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Doe Run donates $40,000 to Missouri S&T for new spectrometer

Posted by on December 21, 2016

With 50,000 new employees needed in the mining industry by 2019, and 3.5 million manufacturing jobs expected over the next decade, The Doe Run Co. understands the importance of educating the next generation of the workforce. The company recently donated $40,000 to Missouri University of Science and Technology toward the purchase of an X-ray fluorescence (XRF) Spectrometer for its geology, mining and metallurgical engineering programs.

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S&T’s Lusk on committee to help keep miners safe

Posted by on November 22, 2016

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A Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher is part of a national group looking at ways to keep miners — especially underground coal miners — safe.

Dr. Braden Lusk, professor and chair of mining and nuclear engineering at Missouri S&T, is on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee to study occupational exposure to respirable coal mine dust in underground mines.

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Missouri S&T mining expert helps write new rules

Posted by on November 9, 2016

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A mining expert from Missouri University of Science and Technology lent a hand in writing new Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) mining disclosure rules that could guide the industry for the next 20 to 30 years.

Dr. Kwame Awuah-Offei, associate professor of mining engineering at Missouri S&T, worked for the SEC from early February 2015 to mid-August 2016 in Washington, D.C., to craft guidelines on disclosures on mine property and payments by publicly traded mining companies. The current mining property disclosure rules have been in place for 30 years, and if accepted, the new ones — designed to bring the United States more in line with international standards — should last at least that long.

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S&T students win WARDJet challenge — and new waterjet

Posted by on November 7, 2016

A team of Missouri University of Science and Technology students helped bring a new waterjet cutting machine to campus — and the machine will help propel research into expanding areas and show new uses for the technology.

During the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) Sept. 12-17 in Chicago and as part of the Smartforce Student Summit Build It! Challenge, sponsored by WARDJet, student teams competed against industry professionals. WARDJet’s build-off competition offered teams a chance to win a waterjet cutting machine.

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From wide receiver to mining leader

Posted by on October 18, 2016

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Braden Lusk first came to Rolla in 1996 as a walk-on wide receiver from central Kansas who excelled at math and science in high school but admittedly “had no idea what an engineer was.”

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