题目：Computing Skills Required of Today’s Mining
The global mining industry is changingrapidly. The sector is undergoing significant transformation due to higherexpectations from investors (demanding more return on their investment),society (demanding more sustainable exploitation of resources), government(demanding higher safety and health ofworkers, revenues and environmental stewardship), and other stakeholders. Thisrequires that today’s mining engineer should be skilled in dealing with all thetechnology that the mine is using in order to be effective at his job. At the sametime, mining engineering programs are struggling to provide all the skillsrequired for the engineer to effectively use all this technology.
In this seminar, the speaker will discussemerging and current technologies in the mining industry and present hisperspective on the skills required of graduate mining engineers and how miningengineering programs are dealing with this challenge. The speaker will providesome guidance on how students can improve their chances of success by learningcomputing skills as part of extra-curricular activities. The speaker will alsodiscuss the role of post-graduate studies in preparing engineers for thischallenge. He will provide an overview of mining-related research at MissouriUniversity of Science & Technology.
Dr. KwameAwuah-Offei is an associateprofessor of mining engineering at Missouri University of Science &Technology. He is a registered professional engineer. He recently served as amining engineering academic fellow for the US Securities & ExchangeCommission. Dr. Awuah-Offei’s research interests include modeling, simulationand optimization for sustainable mining systems. He teaches various graduateand undergraduate mining engineering courses. He is a nationally active memberof the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME), a member of theSociety of Mining Professors, and a fellow of the West African Institute ofMining, Metallurgy & Petroleum (WAIMM). He is a past chair of the SMESustainable Development Committee.