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Mining skills celebrated at Cornish Institute of Engineers 100th birthday
7:00am Tuesday 24th September 2013 in News
Local engineers and anyone with an interest in mining are invited to attend a free conference in celebration of one hundred years of the Cornish Institute of Engineers.
The one-day event at Heartlands, near Camborne, on Friday, October 11, entitled Mining - A Knowledge Cluster in Cornwall will include presentations by a diverse range of businesses serving the global mining industry that currently have a presence in the county.
Presentations will cover a number of themes including laser scan surveying, underground communications, the challenges of mineral processing and environmental impact.
The Cornish Institute of Engineers was founded in 1913 as the Cornish Institution of Mining, Mechanical and Metallurgical Engineering, with the aim of advancing all branches of engineering and promoting the exchange of information and ideas.
It retains a close relationship with the University of Exeter’s Camborne School of Mines which is based at the Penryn Campus. The inaugural meeting took place at the original mining school building in central Camborne when the first elected president was Josiah Paull, the manager of South Crofty mine.
Current president, Dr Patrick Foster, a senior lecturer at the Camborne School of Mines, said: “The Cornish Institute of Engineers has been a forward-looking body throughout its existence and this event is not only a chance to celebrate one hundred years of presenting the technology of the day, but also to look at innovative activities taking place now that enhance the economy of Cornwall.”
Places are limited so if you would like to attend please email email@example.com with your name, contact details and any special dietary requirements.
For more information about the conference, please visit www.cie100.org.uk
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