Tag: mining

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

Posted by on April 7, 2014

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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

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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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Best showing ever: UMR students prove they can hang with professional mine rescuers

Posted by on September 29, 2006

Two mine rescue teams from the University of Missouri-Rolla competed against about a dozen teams of professionals from the mining industry this week at UMR’s Experimental Mine. UMR’s gold team took third place overall in the competition and UMR’s black team placed fourth.         

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UMR to host mine rescue competition

Posted by on September 7, 2006

In order to prepare for the eventuality of underground disasters like the one that happened last winter in West Virginia, mine rescue teams must anticipate and practice many scenarios that might occur below the surface. That’s just what mine rescue teams from Missouri, New Mexico, Kansas, Illinois and Nevada will be doing Sept. 26-28 at […]

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UMR team prepares for mine rescue competition

Posted by on April 26, 2006

Preparing for potential disasters is serious business in the mining industry. It’s also serious business at the University of Missouri-Rolla, the only university in the nation with a mine rescue team. 

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