Department of Mining Engineering

S&T Haunted Mine to open Friday, Oct. 21

Posted by on October 14, 2016

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Mining engineering students at Missouri University of Science and Technology are “haunting” the school’s Experimental Mine Facility for Halloween this year.

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Public-private partnership helps fund new mine building at Missouri S&T

Posted by on October 7, 2016

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Bill Kennedy, president and CEO of Jack Kennedy Metal Products and Building Inc., recently gave the lead gift to support construction of the new Kennedy Experimental Mine Building at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Missouri S&T hosts mine rescue competition

Posted by on September 23, 2016

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The Missouri Mine Rescue Association, in conjunction with Missouri University of Science and Technology, will host its 34th Annual Mine Rescue Competition designed to simulate a mine emergency Monday, Oct. 3 through Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Missouri S&T Experimental Mine.

Missouri S&T teams will compete with teams from industry, such as Doe Run, Vulcan Materials Co. and Georgia-Pacific Gypsum. There are 16 teams competing.

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See fireworks two Fridays in June at Missouri S&T

Posted by on June 13, 2016

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Watch the skies above Missouri S&T in June for two student-produced fireworks displays.

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Missouri S&T mine rescue team wins competition

Posted by on May 10, 2016

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Missouri University of Science and Technology won the Southern Regional Mine Rescue Competition May 3-5 in New Iberia, Louisiana.

Missouri S&T’s Gold Team finished first overall after placing first in the smoke chamber, first aid and on the field and second place in team tech. The Missouri S&T Black Team finished ninth out of 16 teams.

The competition involves a simulated mine disaster that is set up and monitored by the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration. In addition to the rescue simulation, other events include first aid, gas testing and maintaining a complex self-contained breathing apparatus. Written exams are also administered.

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Missouri S&T women’s team wins mucking title — again

Posted by on April 7, 2016

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The Missouri University of Science and Technology women’s mucking team won the 38th Intercollegiate Mining Competition held March 30 through April 3, the team’s third consecutive international title.

The students traveled nearly 1,500 miles to Butte, Montana, to defend their title in events based on old-fashioned mining techniques generally known as “mucking.” Missouri S&T men’s Team A finished in fifth place among 15 teams, and the men’s Team B was 14th.

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Missouri S&T organizes earth and space conference

Posted by on April 1, 2016

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The final frontier is closer than it appears; it’s in Florida in less than two weeks.

Missouri University of Science and Technology is the organizer of the American Society of Civil Engineer’s Aerospace Division bi-annual Earth and Space Conference April 11-15 in Orlando, Florida.

The event for the planetary surface construction community attracts a multi-disciplinary audience from around the world. Over 130 papers were peer reviewed for acceptance, presentation and inclusion into the online proceedings. Conference attendees will hear high-quality presentations and will have opportunities to network with experts and leaders in construction, civil engineering, architecture, aerospace engineering, in-situ resource utilization, planetary science and other fields.

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Missouri S&T women’s team defends mucking title

Posted by on March 30, 2016

A group of Missouri University of Science and Technology students has traveled nearly 1,500 miles to defend a world championship title in events based on old-fashioned mining techniques generally known as “mucking.” The students are competing in the 38th Intercollegiate Mining Competition held Wednesday, March 30, through Sunday, April 3, at Montana Tech of the University of Montana in Butte, Montana.

Missouri S&T sent three teams to compete against over 15 teams from the United States, Australia, England and Brazil in events based on mining techniques used in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Students are competing in seven timed events: gold panning, surveying, hand-mucking, hand-steeling, track-standing, Swede sawing and jackleg drilling. Missouri S&T’s women’s team won the international competition last year in Kalgoorlie, Australia.

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Doe Run Co. donates mining equipment to Missouri S&T

Posted by on February 16, 2016

The Doe Run Co. (Doe Run) recently donated $37,724 in technical equipment to the mining engineering department at Missouri University of Science and Technology to aid in training the next generation of mining engineers.

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Haunted Mine a Halloween tradition at Missouri S&T

Posted by on October 12, 2015

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Missouri University of Science and Technology mining engineering students have created things that go bump — and scream! — in the night at this year’s Haunted Mine, which opens Oct. 23 in Missouri S&T’s Experimental Mine.

“Examples of rooms are a Frankenstein room, a clown and carnival room and an exorcism room just to give a taste,” says Katherine Burke, a junior in mining engineering. “This year at the mine, we have acquired new props, and all of the rooms have different themes.”

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