Earlier this month, Joe Dans at WTBQ Radio in Orange County, New York interviewed University of Kentucky mining engineering professor Rick Honaker about the potential impact of rare earth elements. Read more about REEs and Honaker’s new Department of Energy grant. Click here to hear the interview.
Category Archives: Announcements
The 2017 PEM seminar will be held on September 15, 2017 at Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington. The agenda and registration information is available here. More information is available here.
Dr. Steven Schafrik joins the Department of Mining Engineering in August 2017. Dr. Schafrik received BS and MS and PhD degrees in Mining and Minerals Engineering from Virginia Tech. He is an expert in Mining Systems and Computer Applications for the Mining Industry.
Congratulations to our 2017 Seniors — Austin Miller, Cory Murphy, Cole Childress, and Jae Hong Song — who placed first in the 20th Carlson Senior Design Competition. Every year, the competition is supported by Carlson Software.
Our SME student chapter successfully hosted a merit badge fair in the Mining and Minerals Building on Saturday April 15, 2017. All classes were half day classes and lunch was provided.
Our two Mine Rescue teams placed first and third in the April 1, SME Eastern Collegiate Mine Rescue completion held in Lexington. Nine teams (two from VT, two from WVU, two from UK, two from Penn State and one from SIU) competed in total. Danny Knott was the trainer for both UK teams. Go Cats.
Please join us for this year’s Mining Foundation Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, April 27 at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington. A reception sponsored by Steinert US, Inc. will begin at 5:00 p.m., and the lecture begins at 6:00 p.m. Mr. John Mansanti, 2017 SME President will give “A Rocky Mountain Hi!” You are […]
The SME Eastern Collegiate Mine Rescue Spring Contest will be held on April 1, 2017 at the Clarion Hotel Conference Center-North (1950 Newtown Pike, Lexington, Kentucky 40511). Nine teams will compete (two from UK, two from Virginia Tech, two from West Virginia University, two from Penn State and one from SIU).
Mining students from across the world (Australia, Brazil, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the US) and 17 universities visited Lexington last week as the UK Muckin’ Wildcats Mining Team hosted the International Intercollegiate Mining Competition from March 22-26. The Mucking Competition, began as a dedication to the victims of the 1972 Sunshine Mining Disaster in […]
A team of mining engineering student from our department placed second at the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration Student Design Team Competition held in conjunction with the SME Annual Conference in Denver in February 2017. The design problem put their knowledge of math and engineering to the test as they competed against five other […]