Seeking future mining engineers

Virginia Tech explains how higher education can expand the mining talent pool to meet critical mineral demand. Edited by Josephine Patterson The mining industry is booming to meet the demand for critical minerals necessary for the green tech revolution; however, it is left digging deep to find highly trained mining engineers to keep up. “If we’re going to achieve all…

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US Critical Materials to use AI in exploration activities 

US Critical Materials has entered a strategic exploration alliance with VerAI Discoveries, an AI-powered mineral discovery generator focused on uncovering essential critical minerals for the sustainable future.  The AI Targeting Platform technology will allow US Critical Materials to detect minerals under covered terrain and to minimize surface disturbances at its Sheep Creek rare earth properties in Montana. US Critical Materials…

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Critical Minerals Expertise Makes Missouri S&T a Top Tech Hub

Missouri University of Science and Technology’s expertise in critical minerals and materials research has led to its selection as one of 31 Regional Innovation and Technology Hubs (Tech Hubs) funded through the CHIPS and Science Act. The 31 hubs were announced Oct. 23. The Tech Hub Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA), focuses on…

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Missouri S&T hosts national discussion on critical minerals crisis

For more than 150 years, Missouri University of Science and Technology (S&T) has been a leader in the field of mineral recovery, and that continued to be the case last week when the university hosted the third annual Resilient Supply of Critical Minerals national workshop. The workshop, which was held Aug. 9-10 and funded by the National Science Foundation, brought…

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