Tag: George Webber

Modern mining: How an ancient profession is playing a critical role in contemporary life, on earth and beyond

Posted by on January 31, 2022

If you think of mining as an antiquated, old-tech industry, Dr. Kwame Awuah-Offei suggests you consider your smartphone. “There are 46 elements in your iPhone, and every one of them comes from the earth,” says Awuah-Offei, Union Pacific/Rocky Mountain Energy Professor in mining engineering and interim director of mining and explosives engineering at Missouri S&T.

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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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