Mineral Resources for a Sustainable Future

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 9:00am
Smith College

“Mineral Resources for a Sustainable Future” 

TThe Five College Geology Symposium 
on the status, challenges and opportunities in the field of mineral resource exploration
Friday-Saturday, March 24-25, 2017
MaConnell Auditorium, Smith College 
Sponsored by the Smith College Department of Geosciences, the Lecture Committee, the Office of the Provost/Dean of Faculty, and the Five College Geology Consortium
Symposium Schedule:
Friday, 3/24
Group dinner on Smith College Campus 6-7 pm
Keynote Lecture 7-8 pm
“Mineral Resources for a Sustainable Future” 
Larry Meinert
Acting Deputy Associate Director - Energy and Mineral Resources, United States Geological Survey

Saturday, 3/25
Invited Lectures and Panel Discussion
9-9:45 am
"Extractive Industries: Nexus of Everything?"
Allyson K. Anderson Book
Executive Director, American Geosciences Institute

9:45-10:30 am
"Changing World - Changing Exploration”
John F.H. Thompson
Wold Family Professor of Environmental Balance for Human Sustainability, Cornell University and Principal, PetraScience Consultants

Coffee break 10:30-10:45 am

10:45-11:30 am
"Mining’s Contribution to Sustainable Development” 
Jessica E. Kogel 
Associate Director for Mining, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

11:30 am-12:15 pm
“Preparing the Future Generations of Explorers to Success at Discovery”
M. Stephen Enders
Professor and Interim Department Head, Geology and Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines

Group Lunch on Campus 12:15-1:30 pm

Panel Discussion: 1:30-3 pm


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