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Mining and Geological Engineering department chair John Kemeny, front row at left, and Victor Tenorio, front row at right, MGE professor of practice, with the inaugural class of 12 graduates of the Mining 360 Program. (Photo: John de Dios/UANews)

UA-Caterpillar Partnership Celebrates First Year

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UA-Caterpillar Partnership Celebrates First Year

Aug. 9, 2017
The Mining 360 Program has produced its first cohort of graduates, who benefited from executive training provided by the UA Department of Mining and Geological Engineering.

As part of the program, Caterpillar professionals learned online from 10 faculty members from the UA Department of Mining and Geological Engineering. The professionals made use of Freeport-McMoRan's Morenci Mine in their capstone work. Four one-week trips to the Southwest were involved in their studies, which began last September.

Where we benefited was having the perspective of the customer's business. It's a view we don't typically get," says Zachary Carter, who works for Caterpillar in large mining truck marketing.