Tag: mining

Learn locally, act globally

Posted by on February 7, 2017

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

Posted by on October 7, 2016

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’s mine rescue team competes against pros

Posted by on October 1, 2014

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).

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S&T men’s, women’s teams finish first in mining competition

Posted by on April 7, 2014

Men’s and women’s teams from Missouri University of Science and Technology won world championships in mucking last weekend. The last time both teams won first place was in 2005.

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Mining on the moon is a not-so-distant possibility

Posted by on November 15, 2010

While lunar mining might some day be economically feasible for countries and companies, a Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher believes strongly that mining in space is essential to the very survival of our species.

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Visiting scholar uses water jets to create art

Posted by on May 6, 2009

When Jianxin Zhao came to Missouri University of Science and Technology from China last December to study high-pressure water jet technology for industrial uses, he was unaware that he was about to get in touch with his creative side.

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At Missouri S&T, mucking matters

Posted by on April 7, 2008

Men’s and women’s “mucking” teams from Missouri University of Science and Technology will host the annual Intercollegiate Mining Competition April 12 in Rolla.         

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UMR enters into mining engineering partnership with the University of Botswana

Posted by on July 19, 2007

A delegation from the University of Botswana recently traveled to the University of Missouri-Rolla to formalize an agreement to collaborate on mining engineering endeavors.

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Teams from UMR to compete in mine rescue competition

Posted by on May 1, 2007

Two mine rescue teams from the University of Missouri-Rolla — the only university in the nation to have such teams — will compete in an underground rescue competition May 2-4 in New Iberia, La.           

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UMR’s Tien appointed to federal panel on mine ventilation

Posted by on January 9, 2007

Dr. Jerry Tien, an associate professor of mining engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla, has been appointed to a federal panel that will study the use of conveyor belt tunnels in ventilating underground coal mines. The study also will look at the composition and fire-retardant properties of conveyor belt materials.

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