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A New Era for Mining and Mineral Resource Education at the University of Arizona

  • 09 Feb 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • See Event Details for Location and Microsoft Teams Meeting Link


  • Registration is for Hexagon employees only. Registration code required.
  • If interested, please contact SME Tucson, as this is on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • For UA SME Student Chapter members only. Please make sure you are in good standing with the UA SME Student Chapter.
  • Virtual attendee. Register to give us a head count and to receive a meeting reminder the day of the event.


Join us for our next SME Tucson Hybrid Meeting! For those that want to join us in person, please go ahead and make your reservation. Hexagon has graciously allowed us to host this event at their office and is our venue/food/drink sponsor.

Make sure to select your meal (chicken, or vegetarian/vegan) when making your reservation. Reservation deadline is Friday, February 4th, at noon.  For those who choose to join us virtually, the link to the Teams meeting is found below.

All in-person attendees will be required to complete a COVID screening, which will be sent prior to the event.

Program: A New Era for Mining and Mineral Resource Education at the University of Arizona

Venue, food, and beverage sponsor:

Meeting sponsor:

Speaker: Brad Ross, PhD, Interim Director of the School of Mining and Mineral Resources

Overview: The UofA is excited about the creation of its new School of Mining and Mineral Resources. The mission of the School is to transform how students, professionals, and communities work across boundaries to meet the complex challenges of supplying economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable mineral resources to meet the demands of today’s society.

The new School will use a multidisciplinary approach to expand and improve the delivery of mining and mineral resource education and research across campus. A new minor will be offered to students from any discipline, from accounting to systems engineering, who will graduate with a strong understanding of mining and mineral resources.

This presentation will discuss the overall philosophies and structure of the new School, describe the curriculum being developed for the minor, and review the progress made to date. Since one of the overall goals of the School is to build strong strategic partnerships, the presentation will also describe how anyone can be a part of this exciting new initiative.


  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Social Hour
  • 7:00pm - 7:45pm   Dinner
  • 7:45pm - 8:00pm Announcements (START OF VIRTUAL MEETING)
  • 8:00pm - 8:30pm Program
  • 8:30pm - 8:45pm Q&A

Location: HEXAGON, 40 E Congress St #300, Tucson, AZ 85701. CLICK FOR MAP.

  • $25 for SME Tucson members
  • $35 for non-members
  • Free for UA SME Student Chapter members
  • Free for virtual attendees

Payable at the door by cash, credit card, or check payable to SME Tucson.

Cancellations and No Shows:
Please call or email by the registration deadline to cancel.  If you do not cancel your reservation by the deadline, SME is still required to pay for your dinner and you will in turn be billed. Thank you. 

Virtual Meeting Information (Microsoft Teams): 

Click here to join the meeting

Thank you to all our 2021 Scholarship Fundraiser sponsors: 

Hexagon Mining - Stantec - Freeport-McMoRan Sierrita Operations - GroundProbeIndependent Mining ConsultantsAmes ConstructionAusencoGolder Associates / WSPKE&G ConstructionM3 Engineering & TechnologyMontgomery & AssociatesPioneer EquipmentVerdad Group LLC - WoodBoart LongyearFlorence Copper - McCraren Compliance - Southwest EnergySRK ConsultingDr. Brad RossCori HoagMayes ConsultingWestLand Resources

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Tucson, Arizona 85728
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