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MEDIA ADVISORY: WVU Department of Mining and Industrial Extension to host national mine rescue competition

WVU students looking at map during the 2018 Mine Rescue Competition

(Statler College Photo/Paige Nesbit)

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.—

The Department of Mining and Industrial Extension at West Virginia University will host several teams of students from WVU, Virginia Tech, Penn State University and the University of Kentucky, in the 2019 Fall Eastern Collegiate National Mine Rescue Contest. 

WHEN: Saturday, October 26, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE: WVU Dolls Run Mine Training Center, 2870 Little Indian Creek Road, Core, West Virginia

NOTES: Students will test their mine rescue skills by participating in various exercises in the experimental mine. The scores will be based off of current collegiate mine rescue contest rules and the amount of time taken to complete each task.

On site contact:

Joshua Brady, Director of WVU Mining and Industrial Extension

304-406-4975


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CONTACT: Paige Nesbit
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
304.293.4135, Paige.Nesbit@mail.wvu.edu

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Phone: 304-293-4135

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