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 […]
Category Archives: Announcements
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.
March 30th to April 3rd, the 2016 University of Kentucky Mucking Team participated in the 38th International Intercollegiate Mining Competition (IIMG) hosted by Montana Tech located in Butte. The department was able to send a men’s team, which placed 9th of 14, and partnered with Montana to create a co-ed team which placed 14th of […]
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We are happy to announce that Dr. Jack Groppo, a long time collaborator with the Department, will now be a full Professor at our department starting in August 2016. Jack Groppo received BS and MS degrees in Mining and Minerals Engineering from Virginia Tech and a PhD in Mining Engineering from the University of Kentucky […]
The UK Mining Safety Team (rescUKats) placed first in the recent SME Eastern Collegiate Mine Rescue Contest Competition which was held on April 2, 2016, in Morgantown WV. The competition included teams from Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky and UK received the 1st place award. Team members included Carson Chambliss, Cole Childress, Tim Kirby, […]
Mike Day will be awarded the 2016 Mining Engineering Foundation’s Distinguished Alumnus during the student awards dinner on Friday, April 22 at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington. Mike is a 1992 graduate of the University of Kentucky and currently holds the position of senior vice president of WV Technical Services for Blackhawk Mining. […]
The Mining Engineering student awards dinner honoring the 2015-2016 graduating class will be held Friday, April 22 at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort in Lexington, Ky. The registration form is available here.
The 2016 Mining Foundation Distinguished Lecture —Mining Around the World—An Industry in Turmoil— will be presented by Mr. Steve Gardner, PE, SME-RM, 2015 President-The Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort, Lexington, Kentucky. The lecture will be held on April 21, 2016 and will start at 6:00 p.m. There will […]