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Mining & Geological Engineering

This section of the college news site gathers stories that feature the faculty, students, staff and programs of the UA Department of Mining and Geological Engineering. For detailed information about all other aspects of MGE, please visit the department website.

Mining & Geological Engineering News

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Squeezing Sustainable Energy From Thin Air

Energy from compressed air stored underground is cheap, clean and renewable, and could even save lives. Researchers at the UA's School of Sustainable Engineered Systems are designing systems that will run fridges, buildings or power plants.
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UA Engineering Tests Underground Border Security System

The University of Arizona College of Engineering is testing an invisible border monitoring system that could revolutionize the way the U.S. conducts homeland security.
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UA to Induct New Regents' and Distinguished Professors

S. James Anaya, professor of law; Edgar Dryden, professor of English; and Marcia Rieke, professor of astronomy, will be inducted as Regents’ Professors, and Mary M. Poulton will be recognized as a University Distinguished Professor.
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NIOSH Awards UA $1.6M for Mine Safety Center

The center's objectives include development of new methods and materials to make mine safety training more effective. The grant will also be used to enhance the mine rescue and recovery capacity at the San Xavier Mining Laboratory.