School of Mining and Mineral Resources

School of Mining and Mineral Resources Mission Statement

We transform the way students, professionals, and communities work across boundaries to meet the complex challenges of economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable mineral resources.

Mining & Mineral Resources Research and Innovation Initiative

Misael Cabrera

April 27, 2023

Engineering Alum Returns to Lead School of Mining and Mineral Resources

Misael Cabrera, Director, David and Edith Lowell Chair, is thrilled to be back at the UA and ready to collaborate on solutions for industry and the environment.

Read on the College of Engineering website


April 30, 2022

Beginning in the fall semester of 2022, all students at the University of Arizona will be able to add a minor in sustainable resources to their course of studies.

Info for prospective students of the minor

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December 13, 2021

Interdisciplinary research in mineral resources gets a boost with new initiative

A total of 17 proposals from across campus, representing seven different colleges, resulted from the first call for proposals.

October 27, 2021

A new interdisciplinary mining and minerals research hub for students

Our research hub will create common ground for students and researchers alike.

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September 9, 2021

Arizona State Legislature Approves $4M in Ongoing Yearly Funding for School of Mining and Mineral Resource

The funding will go toward faculty, staff, students, and facilities.

June 11, 2021

UArizona Press Release
New School of Mining and Mineral Resources at UArizona Will Take Holistic Approach

Arizona Board of Regents approves creation of the School

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In the Media

June 12, 2021, KTAR News
UArizona to create new School of Mining and Mineral Resources

June 28, 2021, KVOA
News4Tucson Today

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May 2021

New School of Mining and Mineral Resources approaches final stage of approval

Industry, faculty and students work together to design the future of mining and mineral resources education

How to improve enrollment in mining engineering

A two-part article published in Mining Engineering magazine

Read PDF

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December 2020

UArizona works toward becoming a leader in all things mining

UArizona explains its plans

In the Media

December 17, 2020, Engineering & Mining Journal
Lundin Family Donates $2M to UArizona Mining Program