NEVADA TODAY: AEMA 2021 annual meeting sees prominent Mackay School presence

NEW ARTICLE FROM NEVADA TODAY – December 13, 2021 by Michelle Werdann

AEMA 2021 annual meeting sees prominent Mackay School presence

Students, faculty and alumni participated in many aspects of this year’s AEMA conference

Last week was the 127th annual meeting for the American Exploration and Mining Association (AEMA), and the University’s Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering had a massive presence. From alumni to professors to students, over a dozen with ties to Mackay presented at the meeting, with four students winning awards.

Geology Master’s students Alexander Holmwood, Sara Holden, Neal Mankins  and Sarah Shapley presented at the junior professionals session where students presented on topics ranging from methods for concentrating lithium to determining the order of mineralization in mining deposits. The junior professionals session was chaired by alumna Norma Angelica Perez, who now works as a mining engineer for Nevada Gold Mines. Holmwood and Mankins were also winners in the student AEMA poster competition, as were Alireza Kamran and Mahdi Shahsavar from the Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering.

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