Students at UMR received awards and participated in the International Society of Explosives Engineers conference held Feb. 1-4 in New Orleans.
Christopher Davis of Ava, Mo., a sophomore in mining engineering, received one of two Chapter Leadership Awards. Davis received the award for his outstanding service to ISEE, says Dr. Paul Worsey, professor of mining engineering at UMR. Chris Bollinger, a senior in mining engineering, and Heather Maggard, a junior in biological sciences, each received a $500 award in the student challenge competition. In another competition, Bollinger and Maggard, both of Independence, Mo., presented a paper, "Using Acoustic Sonobuoys to Detect Underwater Explosions."
Randall Franklin of Wright City, Mo., a senior in mining engineering, also presented a paper, "Impact Sensitivity of Detonators." As a result of being selected to present at the conference, both papers were published by the ISEE.
ISEE has more than 4,500 members from 90 countries and with 35 chapters in the United States, Canada, Australia, and South America. ISEE provides explosives technology, education, and information about the benefits of explosives.