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.
Category Archives: Announcements
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 […]
The UK Mining Safety Team (rescUKats) placed first (again) in the recent SME Eastern Collegiate Mine Rescue Contest Competition which was held on October 29, 2016, at the Buchanan Mine Rescue facility in Buchanan County, VA. The competition included teams from Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky and one of the UK teams received the 1st […]
CONSOL Energy recently donated a full rock mechanics testing system to the UK Department of Mining Engineering. This system includes an MTS stiff servo-controlled loading frame, a range of analog and digital controllers and accessories as well as a full triaxial cell. The fair market value of the donated equipment is $105,000. The rock mechanics […]
The 2016 PEM seminar will be held on August 26, 2016 at Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington. Registration will open the week of July 18, 2016. More information is available here.
We are pleased to announce that the University of Kentucky will be hosting the 39th IIMG March 22nd through March 26th in 2017. This will be our first time hosting the event and will showcase the department, University, and the Bluegrass. An expected 350 students from the U.S. and abroad will gather in Lexington to […]