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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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Arizona State Legislature Approves $4M in Ongoing Yearly Funding for School of Mining and Mineral Resources

The funding is geared to building a highly educated workforce prepared to meet some of the world’s most pressing technological needs around mineral resources.
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Researchers Enlist Robot Swarms to Mine Lunar Resources

Aerospace and mining engineers are mapping out a plan for harvesting the moon's resources using autonomous robot swarms and new excavation techniques.
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Construction Begins on UArizona's New Applied Research Building

The new building at the southeast corner of East Helen Street and North Highland Avenue will connect researchers across four colleges and eight departments.
A students, seen from behind, looking at a rending of a mine plan on his laptop. He is in a classroom, and other students can be seen in the background.

New School of Mining and Mineral Resources Will Take Holistic Approach

Jointly housed in the College of Engineering and the College of Science, the school aims to break down disciplinary silos to educate the next generation of mining engineers and mineral resource professionals.

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