IF IT CAN'T BE GROWN, IT MUST BE MINED
It is no exaggeration to say that the world as we know it would not be able to function without mined materials. According to the National Mining Association, every American uses nearly 40,000 pounds of newly mined materials each year. With nearly 45 percent of all U.S. electricity generated from mined materials and nearly every manufactured good containing some mineral or metal component, mining has never been a more vital industry. Visit the FAQ section to learn more.
Check out the latest edition of Deep Enough, a publication of the department of Mining Engineering at the University of Utah.
In this edition we are catching up on 7 year's worth of change and updates. Read a message from the department chair, learn what research projects our faculty are currently working on, and find out what steps have been taken to create a better learning environment for our students.
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UTAH MINING SPOTLIGHT
A recent article by Amy Joi O'Donoghue explores some surprising takeaways from Utah’s mining industry. "If you’ve driven a car, rode in an airplane or worked on a computer, chances are pretty good you are a consumer of metals mined in Utah."
She goes on to point out how Utah is the United States’ only producer of beryllium and how the mining industry continues to be a strong contributor to Utah’s overall economy. Click here to read the full article.
WHY SHOULD YOU CARE ABOUT MINING?
Although charitable donations are often the first type of contribution that come to mind, philanthropic efforts stretch far beyond that. Yes, charitable donations are needed and greatly appreciated, but it's important for individuals to know that this is not the only way they can support the Mining Engineering community at the University of Utah. Nor is it the only type of help that is needed. Your time, talents and influence can all make positive, long-lasting impacts within our department and in the lives of our students.