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EAC to host Mining Engineering Open House with the University of Arizona

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EAC to host Mining Engineering Open House with the University of Arizona

By Todd Haynie

Thatcher, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s Engineering Program invites students and their parents to an open house on November 13, 2012, in Room 122 of the High Tech Center. There will be two sessions, one from 3:30-4:20 p.m., and then again from 4:30-5:20 p.m.

Since the fall of 2009, EAC has offered a “2 plus 2” program in partnership with the University of Arizona’s Mining and Geological Engineering department. This partnership offers all of the courses, some of which are video-fed from Tucson, a student needs to enter the Mining Engineering program at University of Arizona as a junior.

The open house will include a live presentation streamed from the University of Arizona’s campus in Tucson. Senior faculty members of UA’s Mining Engineering Department will answer questions about what a mining engineer does, the opportunities available within the university, and what the job market looks like. Mining engineers from Freeport McMoRan will also be at the meeting to answer questions.

“Attendees at this special open house will get a good overview of the mining profession, the mining engineering program at U of A, and it’s ‘feeder’ program here at EAC,” says Dr. Jack Bailey, EAC’s engineering instructor. “This is a good opportunity for local students to get a better idea of what’s available in the field of mining engineering and learn more about our strong connection with the U of A.

Bailey will also be on hand to answer questions about getting started at EAC, and UA faculty members will be available to address the process of completing the degree through the University of Arizona.

For more information about this free open house, contact Bailey at (928) 428-8226.