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Future of Mining featured on ⁠Virginia Tech’s ‘Curious Conversations’⁠ podcast

Dr Erik Westman shares insights on machine learning and autonomous technologies and how Virginia Tech is preparing students for the future of the industry.


The sustainable development, extraction, and production of critical minerals and energy resources fuels the technologies of the future, from electric vehicles to green energy. Virginia Tech’s Department of Mining and Minerals Engineering trains its graduates to help lead the world.

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Mining and Minerals Engineering has IMPACT

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The Bachelor of Science program in mining and minerals engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, under the General Criteria and the Mining and Similarly Named Engineering Program Criteria. Learn more about the department's accreditation, mission, and educational objectives.