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UK Mine Design Team Takes First Place at SME

The UK mine design team took first place at annual student design competition held during the SME Annual Conference & Expo in Denver, CO. This is the second year in a row that the UK team won first place.

VIDEO: Rare Earth Elements Support Renewable Energy Technologies

Sustainability and coal mining don't typically go hand in hand, but a project at the University of Kentucky is offering an opportunity to bring the two together. 

VIDEO: Pilot-Scale Plant to Extract Rare Earth Elements in Heart of Coal Country

Mining engineering professor Rick Honaker recently launched a pilot-scale processing plant aimed at recovering rare-earth elements from coal and its byproducts in Webster County.

Department Spotlights

Abby Styer

As a high school senior, a University of Kentucky College of Engineering workshop altered the course of Abby Styer's life. Now, the mining engineering junior loves wearing a hard hat and blowing stuff up. 


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Student

Fadi Qutaish

If you had asked Fadi Qutaish (BSMNG ’12) 10 years ago where he would be today, he never would have guessed working as a mine engineer in the United States.


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Alumni

Jack Groppo

It is sometimes said that “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Jack Groppo, professor of mining engineering, heartily agrees, and he has three decades of “going through the trash,” so to speak, to prove it.


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Faculty