Department of Mining Engineering

Missouri S&T mine rescue teams take on pros

Posted by on October 5, 2015

Missouri University of Science and Technology recently hosted a competition designed to simulate a mine emergency. University teams competed alongside teams from industry, including Doe Run, Vulcan Materials Co. and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP).

Other collegiate teams competing were the Colorado School of Mines and Penn State University. In all, 21 teams competed.

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Missouri S&T to host national mine rescue competition

Posted by on September 23, 2015

Missouri University of Science and Technology will host a competition designed to simulate a mine emergency Monday, Sept. 28 through Thursday, Oct. 1 at the Missouri S&T Experimental Mine and the Rolla National Guard Armory.

Missouri S&T teams will compete with teams from industry, such as Doe Run, Vulcan Materials Co. and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). Other collegiate teams competing are the Colorado School of Mines and Penn State University. In all, 22 teams will compete, necessitating the use of the mine and the armory.

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MEM’s the word for Missouri S&T, Chevron partnership

Posted by on June 25, 2015

Mechanical earth modeling (MEM) is the latest wave in petroleum engineering, and Missouri University of Science and Technology is at the forefront of offering this multidisciplinary approach to its students.

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S&T Academy of Mines and Metallurgy inducts new members

Posted by on April 27, 2015

Seven graduates of Missouri University of Science and Technology were inducted into the university’s Academy of Mines and Metallurgy on April 16.

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Experimental mine project receives state matching funds

Posted by on April 3, 2015

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Missouri University of Science and Technology will receive $1.2 million in state capital appropriations for a new research and teaching building at its Experimental Mine – regularly listed as one of Popular Science magazine’s most “awesome labs” and home to the university’s popular summer Explosives Camp for high school juniors and seniors.

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Missouri S&T to defend world champion titles Down Under

Posted by on March 18, 2015

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A group of Missouri University of Science and Technology students is preparing to travel over 9,000 miles to defend two world championship titles in events based on mining techniques generally known as “mucking.” The students will compete in the 37th Intercollegiate Mining Competition held Wednesday, March 25, through Sunday, March 29, at the Western Australia School of Mines in Kalgoorlie, Australia.

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Missouri S&T mining professor to work with the SEC

Posted by on February 12, 2015

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has appointed a Missouri University of Science and Technology mining engineering professor to an academic fellowship in the Division of Corporation Finance in Washington, D.C.

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Visit Missouri S&T’s spooky haunted mine

Posted by on October 6, 2014

Mining engineering students at Missouri University of Science and Technology are brewing up a special treat for people who want to visit S&T’s Experimental Mine Facility this Halloween.

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Ph.D. in explosives engineering offered this fall at Missouri S&T

Posted by on August 28, 2014

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Missouri University of Science and Technology will offer the nation’s first Ph.D. in explosives engineering beginning this fall. The new doctorate will help the university fill critical shortfalls in government and industry. In the mining industry alone, more than 5,000 engineers will retire in the next decade.

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Students to participate in national mine rescue competition

Posted by on July 18, 2014

A mine rescue team from Missouri University of Science and Technology will compete in the 2014 National Metal and Nonmetal Mine Rescue Contest that will be held Aug. 4-7 in Lexington, Kentucky. Students from Missouri S&T and one other university will compete against 36 professional teams.

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