Mines' Department of Mining Engineering receives $100,000 from Mintec

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Mines' Department of Mining Engineering receives $100,000 from Mintec

GOLDEN, Colo., Jan. 26, 2010 – Colorado School of Mines received a $100,000 contribution from Mintec, Inc., a global software and service provider for the mining industry. The company’s support for Mines’ Department of Mining Engineering will make a real difference for students and faculty.

“We are very thankful for Mintec’s support that will enable us to upgrade our computer-aided mine design laboratory and provide a hands-on design experience for Colorado School of Mines students,” said Kadri Dagdelen, mining engineering department head.

The department’s computer laboratory upgrade is planned for construction in June; a long-anticipated addition to its home, Brown Hall, is now under construction on campus. The current laboratory accommodates up to about 40 students at computer stations equipped with mining engineering-related software packages, including Mintec’s own MineSight®.

With this gift from Mintec, not only will the Department of Mining Engineering see upgrades to its computers and software, but also improvements to other lab equipment including podiums, projectors and projection screens. “The new lab will accommodate nearly twice as many students as the current facility, with vastly improved computer technology and a layout more conductive to live and web-based instruction,” said Dagdelen.

In addition to its recent commitment, Mintec invests in Mines students with annual scholarship support for future industry leaders. Mintec Chairman Fred Banfield, a 1964 Mines alumnus, said, “We are extremely pleased to support the school with this donation. CSM has been an innovator in the training of mining engineers for decades, and the computer lab is just another way in which the department excels in the education of mining engineering.”


Mintec is a global software and service provider for the mining industry. The company’s pioneering software system, MineSight®, serves more than 300 sites and 3,500 users. Since 1970, Mintec has grown to 160 employees staffing headquarters in Tucson, Ariz., and eight regional offices on five continents. For more information, visit www.minesight.com.
Founded in 1874, Colorado School of Mines was established to serve the needs of the local mining industry. Today, the school has an international reputation for excellence in both engineering education and the applied sciences, with special expertise in focus areas of earth, energy and environment. For more information, visit www.mines.edu.



Kadri Dagdelen / 303.273.3711 / kdagdele@mines.edu


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