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2004 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Extraction & Processing Division Luncheon Lecture
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Time: 12:00PM to 1:45 PM
Location: Charlotte Convention Center
Room: Ballroom C
Patrick R. Taylor, Colorado School of Mines
About the topic:
Extractive metallurgy, as an academic discipline in the USA, has changed significantly over the past 25 years. The ability to attract students, faculty and research funding in this area has decreased significantly due primarily to both social and economic considerations. Schools such as the Colorado School of Mines are making an effort to maintain expertise in this field by reaching out to the mining, minerals and metals industries in terms of discussions on current industry needs for research, testing and new trained professionals and how they can work together to help each other. This talk will discuss how the field has changed, from an academic perspective; the constraints that have forced many schools with historically significant mining related extractive metallurgy programs to abandon their programs; and how the field can adapt itself to serve both these industries and academia. Examples of how academic extractive metallurgist (and mineral processors) have been successful by adapting their research and teaching to include related topics such as: recycle, waste minimization, environmental engineering and chemical processing of new materials while maintaining capabilities in extractive metallurgy and mineral processing will be presented. A view of the future of our field will be discussed.
Luncheon tickets are $35 and may be purchased at the TMS Registration desk. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.
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