Mining Engineering

Mining entrepreneur makes his own luck, shares his good fortune

Posted by on January 26, 2022

“We need more mining engineers than ever before,” says Missouri S&T alumnus George Webber. “Everything in this world is based on minerals—including today’s need for the key minerals that make lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles and other clean energy devices.”

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Missouri S&T faculty honored for outstanding teaching, experiential learning

Posted by on December 15, 2021

Missouri University of Science and Technology celebrated faculty excellence at an awards banquet Dec. 9 on campus. Honorees include:

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Doe Run donation helps prepare S&T students for mining careers

Posted by on December 6, 2021

Missouri S&T students will soon have access to innovative new mining equipment, thanks to a $44,000 donation from The Doe Run Company (Doe Run).   Doe Run’s donation will fund a variety of supplies for Missouri S&T’s Experimental Mine, including: A programmable computer numerical control (CNC) mill, a machine similar to a 3D printer that […]

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Missouri S&T’s Haunted Mine opens Friday, Oct. 22

Posted by on October 14, 2021

Missouri S&T’s Experimental Mine will be haunted once again this October.

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Missouri S&T offers summer research for students from HBCUs

Posted by on July 30, 2021

Eight students from historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) participated in a summer program at Missouri S&T that is designed to encourage engineering students from underrepresented groups to pursue graduate studies. This year, students in Missouri S&T’s Summer Engineering Research Academy (SERA) visited Rolla from Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama, Tennessee State University in Nashville and Morgan State University in Baltimore.

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Green energy increases the need for mining and metals production

Posted by on July 13, 2021

Clean energy may mean less mining for coal, but it also means opening or expanding mines to unearth minerals such as cobalt for use in alloys and batteries, tellurium for solar cells and semiconductors, and germanium for transistors in electronic devices. That’s according to Dr. Michael Moats, professor and interim chair of materials science and engineering at Missouri S&T, who says reducing carbon emissions from energy systems in the United States will increase the need for metal production by two to six times per kilowatt of energy production.

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Former mining engineering professor at Missouri S&T named to National Mining Hall of Fame

Posted by on April 6, 2021

The National Mining Hall of Fame in Leadville, Colorado, has named Dr. Richard L. Bullock a member of its 2021 class of inductees. Bullock, who died in late 2020, was a graduate and former professor of mining engineering at Missouri S&T.

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Missouri S&T graduate engineering programs on the rise in U.S. News & World Report rankings

Posted by on March 30, 2021

Missouri S&T is again one of the nation’s top-ranked institutions for pursuing a graduate degree in engineering, and several specific degree programs are on the rise, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings.

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U.S. Bureau of Mines buildings scheduled for demolition

Posted by on March 22, 2021

Three former U.S. Bureau of Mines (BOM) buildings on the Missouri S&T campus are scheduled for demolition beginning in June as part of the university’s plans to develop a new entry to campus and new facilities for students. The three buildings are located south of the Havener Center near the intersection of University Drive and Bishop Avenue.

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Engineering sustainability into the next century and beyond

Posted by on February 23, 2021

For the past 150 years, Missouri S&T (AKA Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy and the University of Missouri-Rolla) has produced world-changing engineers. At the intersection of S&T’s 150th anniversary and Engineers Week, we’re looking ahead at how engineering can lead the way for the next 150 years.

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