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2017 Mining Foundation Distinguished Lecture: Mr. John Mansanti, 2017 SME President will give "A Rocky Mountain Hi!"

April 11, 2017

Please join us for this year's Mining Foundation Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, April 27 at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington.

SME Eastern Collegiate Mine Rescue Contest

March 28, 2017

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).

UK Mens Team Places 2nd in Mucking Competition

March 27, 2017

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.

Students From Across the Globe Competing in International Mining Competition at UK

March 20, 2017

Mining students from across the world and 17 universities will visit Lexington this week as the UK Muckin’ Wildcats Mining Team hosts the International Intercollegiate Mining Competition from March 22-26.

2nd place for the Mine Design team @SME

February 28, 2017

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.

E-Day Open House Offers Hands-on Engineering

February 16, 2017

Engineers Day, better known as E-Day, is February 25, 2017, from 9 am to 1 pm. This open house showcases the diversity of research in the UK College of Engineering. The event, sponsored by Lexmark, offers interactive displays for school-age children in six buildings across campus.

Norwood Student Chapter (SME) to Receive MEC Award

September 07, 2016

The University of Kentucky Norwood Student Chapter of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) has been selected to receive the 2016 Minerals Education Coalition (MEC) Award at the 2017 SME annual meeting in Denver.

New Program Better Prepares UK Engineering Freshmen for Success

August 17, 2016

A new initiative in the University of Kentucky College of Engineering will better prepare freshmen for success at the top-ranked engineering college in Kentucky. The First-Year Engineering Program will expose students to engineering courses, disciplines and faculty from day one, enabling them to make a more informed decision when choosing their major.

Mining Engineering Professors' Innovation Combats the Dangers of Dust

June 14, 2016

According to Thomas Novak, professor and Alliance Coal Chair in the Department of Mining Engineering at the University of Kentucky, approximately 50 percent of all coal produced in underground mines in the U.S. comes from a particular kind of underground mine called a longwall mine.

UK’s Rick Honaker Awarded $1 Million for Rare Earth Elements Recovery

March 15, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory has awarded nearly $1 million to Rick Honaker, professor and chair of the University of Kentucky Department of Mining Engineering, to develop a mobile pilot-plant facility for the recovery of rare earth elements from coal.