Archives—June 2015

Keweenaw Geoheritage Tours by Water and Land

geoheri2The Keweenaw Peninsula is a place of natural beauty with a fascinating mining history. Join local expert Bill Rose in reading the landscape to learn how the Copper Country came to be the way it is today.

Each one-day field trip explores one of four major events in Earth’s history that make up the strong geoheritage of the Keweenaw: Lavas, the Keweenaw Fault, the Jacobsville Sandstone and Copper Mining Waste of Lake Superior. Participants can expect to cover a lot of ground and be outside all the time.

The trip dates are as follows:

TRIPS ARE ALL FULLY BOOKED

July 27 – Lavas and the Keweenaw Rift
July 28 – The Keweenaw Fault
July 29th – Jacobsville Sandstone
July 30th – Copper Mining Waste of Lake Superior Today

Travel is a combination of van transport, short walks and trips aboard Michigan Tech’s research vessel, the Agassiz. Trips are limited by boat capacity to 17 people. Each day trip costs $145 and includes lunch and snacks, boat and van transport.

For more information, trip descriptions and registration please visit the Keweenaw Geoheritage website. For specific questions, please email Erika Vye at ecvye@mtu.edu.


Tarshizi Earns Young Operations Research Professional Award

Dr. Ebrahim K. Tarshizi has been internationally recognized by the Young Operations Research (OR) Professional Award in the 37th International Symposium on Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Mineral Industry (APCOM 2015) held in Fairbanks, Alaska, from May 23rd through May 27th. The focus of the 37th APCOM was to further the APCOM goal of contributing to effective decision-making processes throughout the entire mineral industry. APCOM was founded in 1961 by four American universities, including the University of Stanford, the University of Arizona, the Pennsylvania State University, and the Colorado School of Mines to promote the application of computer and operations research in the mineral industry. APCOM has become an international forum to present, discuss, and examine the state-of-the-art and emerging technologies in the mining and mineral industry.

Dr. Tarshizi is currently an assistant professor of mining engineering at Michigan Technological University’s Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences. He received a Ph.D. degree in Geo-Engineering/Mining Engineering from the Mackay School of Earth Sciences & Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). He also received an MSc in Mining Engineering with a graduate minor in Business Administration from UNR, and an M.B.A. from the UNR College of Business. Dr. Tarshizi earned his bachelor’s degree in Mining-Exploration Engineering in 2004 in Iran.

Dr. Ebrahim K. Tarshizi has been internationally recognized by the Young Operations Research (OR) Professional Award in the 37th International Symposium on Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Mineral Industry
Dr. Ebrahim K. Tarshizi has been internationally recognized by the Young Operations Research (OR) Professional Award in the 37th International Symposium on Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Mineral Industry