Six Mining and Geological Engineering undergraduates recently attended national and statewide meetings associated with the geological engineering field.
Sarah Rife, Aaron Kruse and Justin Thomas attended the Geological Society of America annual conference in Charlotte, N.C., Nov. 4 – 7. Their attendance was sponsored by the Mining and Geological Engineering department through the AEG student chapter. The students took part in a wide variety of presentations on cutting-edge research. Some of the lectures included information on groundwater issues, slope stability and research being done by NASA on Mars. Each of the students left the conference with a greater understanding of their field of study, a chance for professional development and a scope to plan their future career direction.
Yan Miao, Matthew Blake and Michael Magnan attended the Alaska Miners Association semi-annual meeting held in Anchorage Nov. 5 – 11. The students saw presentations by field professionals working in mining and geology, including how those have helped enhance mining in Alaska. Their attendance allowed them to gain helpful insight into the mining world, work on their professional development and continue planning their future career goals. The students also talked with many of the professionals at their exposition booths to discuss possible internships and mining in Alaska.
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