We are glad to present our first electronic edition of the Mining Engineering newsletter. As you have come to expect, you will read about the amazing things our students, staff and faculty have done in the past year to continue the legacy of mining and explosives engineering at Rolla.
This has been an unusual year in many ways with the pandemic affecting many of the things we would usually have done. That notwithstanding, you will see in the stories below that our students have been engaged in many activities with the support of our faculty and staff. Our faculty and students continue to do world-class research to improve our industry and serve society. However, the pandemic did have an impact as organizers cancelled both mucking and the spring mine rescue competitions. We have had to cancel this fall’s Missouri regional mine rescue competition and haunted mine too.
However, we have successfully started fall classes with all our classes either face-to-face or in some blended form. We have managed to incorporate the hands-on experience that defines mining and explosives engineering education at Rolla while keeping our students, staff and faculty safe with appropriate safety protocols.We believe our program is heading in the right direction.
We are keen to hear from you on what you are doing and how we could serve industry better. If you are ever in town, please stop by and say hello. We would love to show you the mine and hear about the amazing things you are doing.