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October 2022 Statler Circuit: Department Digest and Awards

Statler College Circuit - Department Digest and Awards

Mining Engineering 

Several students received awards and scholarships during the 2022 Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration and Pittsburgh Coal Mining Institute of America Annual Joint Conference. The event was held on October 20-21, in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.  

William Gedlhauser, Takoda Kelly, Jared Morse and Dylan Powers won first place in the Student Design Competition for their pre-feasibility project on the Midnight Train Mine by American Metallurgical LLC. Gabi Kosakowski, Chase Mowrey, Maxwell Schaefer placed third in the competition for their pre-feasibility project on the Sunnyside Aggregates Mine by the Beverly Mining Company. Gaobo Zhao placed second in the Graduate Student Short Presentation Competition for his presentation on characteristics of abutment pressures and bolt loads in the U.S. longwall system.  

Gabi Kosakowski was awarded the Claude A. Goode Memorial Scholarship and the Mike Kotch Memorial Scholarship Award. She was awarded $3,000 for each scholarship. Keith A. Heasley received $2000 as the recipient of the Donald S. Kingery Memorial Award. 

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 

Cosmin Dumitrescu, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, received the Meritorious Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Internal Combustion Division. The award recognizes loyal service, guidance, leadership, and worthy contributions to the progress of the ICE Division. Dumitrescu received the award during the 2022 ASME ICE Forward Conference, held on October 16-19, in Indianapolis, Indiana.  


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Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
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