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Induction into the Profession Ceremony Set for May 5

Graduating engineering and computer science seniors and graduate students are invited to the Induction into the Profession Ceremony Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Singletary Center for the Arts. Brunch at the Hilary J. Boone Center will immediately follow the conclusion of the program.

Mining Engineering Undergraduate Graduate Students Win Awards at Annual SME Conference

The University of Kentucky mining engineering team received first place at the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) annual student design competition held during the SME Annual Conference & Expo in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Honaker Receives Mineral Industry Education Award

Department of Mining Engineering Professor Rick Honaker received the Mineral Industry Education Award from the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) at the SME Conference & Expo in Minneapolis, Minnesota Feb. 24-28.

Department Spotlights

Jack Groppo

It is sometimes said that “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Jack Groppo, professor of mining engineering, heartily agrees, and he has three decades of “going through the trash,” so to speak, to prove it.

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Sarah Fay

Sarah Fay, a junior mining engineering student from Collierville, Tennessee, is determined to have it all. Although thoroughly committed to excelling academically, Sarah possesses a vision for her college experience that expands well beyond the classroom. As a result, Sarah’s life is characterized by involvement in what she enjoys.

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Rick Honaker

University of Kentucky researcher Rick Honaker and his colleagues produced nearly pure rare earth concentrates from Kentucky coal using an environmentally-conscious and cost-effective process, a groundbreaking accomplishment in the energy industry.

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