Education Mining News

NASA's Lunabotics Mining Competition upcoming in May

NASA's Lunabotics Mining Competition will be held for the fourth time from May 20-24 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This year, 50 teams from universities all over the world will take part in […]

PDAC's annual Student-Industry Mineral Exploration Workshop (S-IMEW)

From May 4 to 17, the seventh annual PDAC Student-Industry Mineral Exploration Workshop (S-IMEW) will take place in Sudbury. The workshop offers students an opportunity to learn about different aspects in the field of exploration. […]

Construction on TAFE's Mining and Engineering Centre has started

As reported on, construction of the new Mining and Engineering Centre for TAFE SA at Regency Park has started. The project includes not only a new building for automotive and geoscience studies but also […]

New Research Institute on Mines and Environment (RIME) in Québec

Canada Newswire reports that a new research program will be launched by the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) and Polytechnique Montréal. The new Research Institute on Mining and Environment (RIME) is sponsored by several […]

Government of Fiji will offer Mining Courses

As reported on Fiji Broadcasting Corporation, the Fiji Higher Education Commission (FHEC) will be offering mining courses to meet the higher demand of mine workers due to the expected growth of Fiji's mining industry.   […]

Interactive Video Games as Safety Training Tool

As reported on, scientists at the University of Arizona are developing an interactive computer game to train miners in handling dangerous situations. The game is supposed to prepare mine workers for a case of […]

Australian Miners Invest in Training Australians for their Industry

Roxy Downs Sun reports that a study, conducted by the National Centre for Vocational Education Reasearch (NCVER), shows that  Australian miners invested in the training and education of Australians to work in the industry. According […]

Mining4Life Raised $2.7M with Texas Hold’em Poker Evening at PDAC

As reported on, a poker evening at PDAC in March in Toronto raised $2.7M for Mining4Life. The money goes to the SickKids Foundation, SickKids International (SKI) and BC Children's Hospital Foundation.   The Mining4Life […]

Study on the Risk of Drillings near Dams

As reports, the University of West Virginia will conduct a study about the risk of drilling and mining near dams and reservoirs. The researchers will, amongst others, collaborate with the University of British Columbia. […]

Agreement between Northern College and Queen's University in Kingston

Northern Ontario Business reports that the Northern College and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at the Queen's University in Kingston have signed an agreement. The goal is to offer a Mining Engineering Degree […]

Technology changing the nature of the skilled trades

Technology is having a profound impact on the nature of the skilled trades, apprenticeship training and journeyperson skills requirements, a report released today by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum – Forum canadien sur l’apprentissage (CAF-FCA) advises. […]

Nanocomposite Membrane to treat Acid Mine Water

BDlive reports that the University of the Witwatersrand has developed a membrane based on nanotechnology that can filter acid mine water. The Wits School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering partnered with a NASA professor for […]

The Minerals Education Coalition has a new Website

As reported on, the Minerals Education Coalition (MEC) recently launched its new website The Coalition includes SME's (Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration) K-12 Education and Public Awareness and Outreach Program. The Minerals […]

Diavik Diamond Mines Inc. announces new scholarship fund

PRESS RELEASE FROM RIO TINTO, 08 MARCH 2013: Diavik Diamond Mines Inc., in partnership with the Yellowknife Community Foundation, is pleased to announce the establishment of the Diavik Community Scholarship Fund. With an initial donation […]

CIM Editor Peter Braul Interviews EduMine Author and Presenter Jack Caldwell

CIM Magazine Editor Peter Braul sits down with Jack Caldwell, EduMine author and presenter, mine closure expert, and blogger, and talks about leaving a mining legacy to be proud of. Among other topics, Jack talks to Peter about why he blogs openly about issues the mining industry faces, and the drivers for good post-closure practices.

Leicester Geoscience Student Wins MICROMINE Bursary Award

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 6 March 2013: Leading provider of intuitive software solutions to the mining and exploration industry, MICROMINE (UK), has awarded a £1,000 bursary to an undergraduate geology student from the University of Leicester as part of the annual MICROMINE Student Bursary Programme. The 2013 recipient is Matthew Booth, a third-year student in Leicester’s MGeol Applied and Environmental Geology course.

New Academy for Mine Workers Training

The West Australian reports that after the agreement between a mining contractor, an education company and the State Government, the plan to build an academy for mine workers training at the Muresk Institute near Northam […]

South Africa needs to Invest in Research and Development reports that South Africa's Science and Technology Minister, Derek Hanekom, said that the country must invest in research and development (R&D) in the mining and minerals sector. The R&D investment of the last years […]

Top Priority for Mining Companies is Safety of the Workforce

According to the annual Mining Executive Insights survey conducted by Ventyx, the top priority for the participating mining companies was the safety of their workforce. The survey reflects the opinion of 374 mining companies and […]

Free Education for Members of the National Union of Mineworkers

As reported on, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in South Africa will be offering free training courses for its members. The project, which is funded by the Mineworkers Investment Trust (MIT), is to […]

Funding for Research on the Impacts of Coal Seam Gas Mining

The Northern Star reports that the Southern Cross University in Australia plans a research project on the impacts of coal seam gas mining on surface water, groundwater and the atmosphere. The Northern Rivers Regional Organisation […]

SURVEY: Senior geologists working in US got a 10% salary bump last year

Strictly six figures now.

Asteroid Mining as a Topic at the Vancouver Investment Conference reports that one of the speakers at the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference will be talking about mining platinum and other rare metals from asteroids. The two-day conference starts on Sunday, January 20. Tickets for […]

Energy Skills Queensland Offers Course for Fraser Coast's Indigenous Job Seekers

As reported on the Fraser Coast Chronicle, a new 10-week course for Fraser Coast's indigenous job seekers will be offered by Energy Skills Queensland (ESQ) to help them find a job in the resources sector. […]

Laurentian creates first research chair in open-pit mining

IAMGOLD funds position at Laurentian University in Sudbury with $1.25M investment.