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Women Carving Out a Place in Surging Industry

Mining engineering students train at the UA San Xavier Mining Laboratory

For years, women have been carving out a place for themselves in an industry where their exclusion likely is as old as the profession itself – but where their inclusion today is critical to meeting a shortage of skilled workers.

The UA department of mining and geological engineering, one of only 14 U.S. schools offering mining engineering degrees and only a handful with its own student mine, is dedicated to helping fill that pipeline, and that includes ensuring female engineers continue to gain ground in a surging industry.

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Mills Wins Copper Club Scholarship

Jamie Mills, winner of a 2013-2014 Copper Club ScholarshipCongratulations to Jamie Mills, recipient of a 2013-2014 Copper Club Scholarship!

The Copper Club promotes the copper industry by honoring those who have forged its pathways and paving new roads for students working towards careers in the field.

Congratulations to WAAIME Scholarship Recipients

The department of mining and geological engineering would like to congratulate Andrew DeSantola, Ashlyn Hooten, Jesus Garcia, Sarah Beal and Taghi Sherizadeh for being awarded 2013-2014 scholarships from the Woman's Auxiliary to the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers.

MGE Professors Develop Computer Games to Keep Miners Safe

UA scientists, including MGE's Mary Poulton and Ros Hill, are working to help prepare miners to respond to and avoid the emergencies they may encounter working at a mine through development of educational computer games.

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Guyana Goldfields Alumnus to Board of Directors

Guyana Goldfields Inc. announced the appointment of MGE alumnus Scott A. Caldwell as the newest member of its board of directors on June 7, 2012.

UA Mining Lab Gets Jumbo Gift from Industry Partners

Mining engineers at the UA College of Engineering are the proud new owners of a 40-foot-long monster drilling rig, thanks to industry partners Asarco and Atlas Copco.

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