Tag: mining engineering

Missouri S&T professor appointed to Botswana International University of Science and Technology Council

Posted by on March 21, 2023

Dr. Samuel Frimpong, the Robert H. Quenon Endowed Chair and professor of mining engineering at Missouri S&T, was recently appointed to serve on the Botswana International University of Science and Technology Council for a three-year term.

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Better than ‘Lassie?’: S&T student studies robotic dog’s potential for mine emergencies

Posted by on March 6, 2023

Can a robotic version of man’s best friend help miners in perilous situations escape? That is a question Dustin Peterson, a mining engineering student at Missouri S&T, has been contemplating, and he says the research is promising.

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S&T research team develops method to test insensitive explosives

Posted by on March 2, 2023

The goal of developing new explosives is often to enhance their performance by increasing key metrics such as pressure and velocity of detonation while simultaneously decreasing their ability to be initiated, in order to reduce the likelihood of accidental initiation. Reducing that likelihood makes their manufacture, storage and transport safer. With the aim of helping make those processes safer, a Missouri S&T student is working with a leading explosives engineering expert to evaluate the sensitivity of explosives.

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NATIONAL ENGINEERS WEEK: S&T mining professor focuses on protecting the environment

Posted by on February 22, 2023

A mining professor at Missouri University of Science and Technology is doing his part when it comes to “Creating the Future,” which is the theme for National Engineers Week 2023, by focusing on the environmental and safety aspects of the mining industry.

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Hidden danger in electric vehicle fires

Posted by on August 9, 2022

Like a fire in a wall, fires in electric vehicle (EV) batteries burn unseen. Researchers at Missouri S&T are working with mine operators and firefighting agencies to plan for and mitigate EV fire risks.

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Mining entrepreneur makes his own luck, shares his good fortune

Posted by on June 21, 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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Intercollegiate Mining Competition returns to Missouri S&T

Posted by on March 24, 2022

The Intercollegiate Mining Competition, also known as the mucking competition, return to Missouri S&T this Friday and Saturday at the university’s Experimental Mine. The event features international student teams competing in events based on mining techniques used in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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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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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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