Micromine to partner with the South Dakota School of Mines

October 19, 2016

Micromine announced that it has inked another academic partnership for its Academic Licensing Scheme (ALS) which assists students with industry based learning and on the job skills. The most recent agreement was signed with the University of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SD Mines) for 2016 and beyond.

“Micromine is proud to be working with one of the top mining universities in the United States, having been named ‘best value in higher education’ 17 years straight. This recent academic agreement, is the third academic agreement signed in twenty sixteen by MICROMINE, the other two being; the University of Nevada Reno and the Colorado School of Mines,” Micromine said in a statement.

“Our latest academic agreement with the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, is exciting. It is one of the preeminent mining schools in the United States” explained Aaron Amoroso, Micromine Senior Geologist.

Micromine’s Academic Licensing Scheme is for approved courses of study in tertiary institutions, to provide students with the support and resources needed to understand exploration and mining solutions. Micromine, allows students to experience 3D geological and mine modelling software first hand and provides real on the job experience.

The latest version of Micromine has impressive 3D graphics that makes it easier to display and understand geological features. Used by exploration, mining, environmental, consultants and government agencies around the world, students are able to gain real mining knowledge.
The partnership between Micromine and SM Mines is a natural alliance, as both companies are committed to developing the next generation of leaders and problem-solvers, through excellence in research and academics.

SM Mines students have been granted access to Micromine’s exploration and 3D mine design solution, Micromine for their research and studies, including the integration of the software across their mining courses.

The Department of Mining Engineering and Management, through the supervision of professor Christopher J. Wyatt will utilize Micromine as an additional tool for valuable on the job experience within mining engineering and mine design courses, assisting students on actual projects located in Brazil.

“The idea is to afford the mining and geology students the opportunity to work with actual data in a real project setting, albeit controlled due to academic constraints, while learning what it takes to progress a project in the real world under world class faculty supervision.” commented Amoroso.


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