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UK and Kentucky Mining Institute to Host Kentucky State Mine Rescue Contests

August 13, 2019

The contests will begin each day at 8:00 a.m. at the Lexington Convention Center Heritage Hall. The public is welcome to attend.

Professional Engineers in Mining Seminar (PEM) Scheduled for September 6

August 07, 2019

The Professional Engineers in Mining Seminar (PEM) is scheduled for September 6 at the Clarion Hotel Conference Center North in Lexington.

Congratulations to our 2018-2019 Graduates!

May 07, 2019

This year’s mining engineering graduates were recognized at the 37th annual Mining Awards Dinner April 27, 2019 at Marriott Griffin Gate Resort and Spa in Lexington, Kentucky.

Recap of the College of Engineering Awards Banquet Sponsored by Tau Beta Pi

April 15, 2019

The annual College of Engineering Awards Banquet sponsored by Tau Beta Pi took place April 9, 2019 at the Bill Gatton Student Center.

RescUKats Win Spring 2019 Eastern Collegiate Mine Rescue Competition

April 03, 2019

The competition was hosted by Penn State University at the Penn State Agricultural Arena in State College, Pennsylvania, March 29-30.

UK Mine Design Team Takes First Place at SME

March 08, 2019

The UK mine design team took first place at annual student design competition held during the SME Annual Conference & Expo in Denver, CO. This is the second year in a row that the UK team won first place.

VIDEO: Rare Earth Elements Support Renewable Energy Technologies

January 14, 2019

Sustainability and coal mining don't typically go hand in hand, but a project at the University of Kentucky is offering an opportunity to bring the two together. 

VIDEO: Pilot-Scale Plant to Extract Rare Earth Elements in Heart of Coal Country

November 07, 2018

Mining engineering professor Rick Honaker recently launched a pilot-scale processing plant aimed at recovering rare-earth elements from coal and its byproducts in Webster County.

Novak and Agioutantis to Receive Awards at SME Annual Conference

October 05, 2018

Both will be recognized at the SME 2019 Annual Conference & Expo and CMA 121st National Western Mining Conference in Denver, Colorado, February 24-27, 2019. 

SME Norwood Chapter, UKERT, to Receive Awards at 2019 SME Annual Conference

October 05, 2018

Both organizations will be recognized at the SME 2019 Annual Conference & Expo and CMA 121st National Western Mining Conference in Denver, Colorado, February 24-27, 2019.