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George L. Carlson

George L. Carlson

'62

General Manager of Business Systems Development, Shell Exploration and Production; Several other positions with Shell including Vice President of Production; Responsible for the design, installation, and implementation of integrated enterprise-wide business systems for Shell; Involved with the Ponderosa Civic Association as well as the Hosanna Lutheran Church; Member of the MTU Presidents Club since 1994, AIME; Awarded Kennecott Scholarship and received an Honors Degree at Convocation.

From 1997 Induction to the Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences Academy

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Attilio Berdusco

Attilio Berdusco

'52

Attilio dedicated his entire career to Algoma Steel with increasingly responsible positions in Wawa and Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario. One of his many achievements was planning and executing a pillar blast at an underground mine in Wawa; this is the largest underground blast in North America using 1.1 million tons of TNT. In the mid-1970’s he was instrumental in designing a 15,000 foot long conveyer belt with 2,432 feet of vertical lift, allowing the company to . . .

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Charles Bufe

Charles Bufe

'60, '62

Chuck earned an MS in Geophysical Engineering in 1960 and an MS in Geophysics in 1962, both from Michigan Tech.  After leaving Michigan Tech, he became a Lieutenant in the NOAA Officer Corps before obtaining his PhD from the University of Michigan in 1969, where he also worked at Willow Run Labs.  Throughout his career, Chuck has worked for NOAA in San Francisco, CA and as a Visiting Professor at the University of Wisconsin – . . .

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Walter N. Rognerud

Walter N. Rognerud

'71

Walt is holding one of the thousands of geophones that have kept him employed in oil exploration over his 30 plus year career. While working on his undergraduate degree in Geological Engineering, he interned two summers in mineral exploration. Upon graduating from Michigan Tech in 1971 with a B.S. in Geological Engineering, Walt went on to work in base metal exploration for U.S. Steel. He then returned to Michigan Tech for an M.S. in Geophysics . . .

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Philip C. Ellsworth

Philip C. Ellsworth

'50

Phil served as a rifle squad leader in the 397th Infantry regiment, 100th Division, in France and Germany during WWII, before completing his B.S. in Geological Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1950. Following the completion of his degree, he spent a short time in the Gogebic Range for the Jones and Laughlin Ore company.

In 1951 he joined the US Atomic Energy Commission as an exploration geologist out of Grand Junction, CO where he was assigned to a field . . .