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Robert P. Matson

Robert P. Matson


Retired General Manager, Hanna Mining Company

Robert P. Matson earned a BS degree with honors in Mining Engineering from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology (MCM&T) in 1949. While Bob was in school, he was a member of Tau Beta Pi, AIME, and an intramural basketball team.

Bob has followed in his family’s footsteps; his father taught in the mining and civil engineering departments from 1918 to 1950, and his grandfather worked in the Quincy Mine. Bob’s twin brother, Charles, also . . .

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Doug McDowell

Doug McDowell

Before joining Michigan Tech in 1978 as an Associate Professor in the geology department, Doug obtained a B.S. (Geology & Mineralogy) from Penn State University in 1960, M.S.and Ph.D. degrees from CalTech in 1996 (Geology), held a post-doc position at the University of Chicago (Experimental Petrology), Research Associate positions at CalTech and the University of California at Riverside, and was an Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve. His Ph.D. thesis combined field work in the very . . .

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Leslie S. Hahn

Leslie S. Hahn


Leslie began her career in 1976 in Tucson, Arizona with Elliot Geophysical Company and then with L.K. Lepley, geologic consultant. After a career change, she became Assistant Manager for Harlow's Landscape Plant and Garden Center in Tucson. In 1979, she moved to Salmon, Idaho and worked as an Environmental Technician for Noranda Mining, Inc. and Administrative Office Manager for Noranda Exploration, Inc.

After receiving an M.B.A. in 1985, Leslie joined Environmental Science and Engineering as Assistant Business . . .

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Louis A. Panek

Dr. Louis A. Panek


Retired Mining Research Engineer, U.S. Bureau of Mines; Rock Mechanics Consultant; MS in Mining Engineering and Ph.D. in Engineering, Columbia University; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Liaison officer in Burma, WWII; Manager of Ground Control Research and Senior Scientist, U.S.B.M.; Internationally recognized leader in underground mine rock mechanics; Several awards including the Bureau of Mines Invention Award; James S. Westwater Chair in Mining Engineering; Conducted field measurement course at Michigan Tech Experimental Mine; SME, AIME, Sigma . . .

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Lloyal Bacon

Lloyal Bacon

Lloyal Bacon was born in Haaken County, SD where his parents were homesteaders. At an early age he moved to Minnesota where he grew up on a farm. He went to the University of Minnesota where he got a BS in geological engineering in 1941. He then married Elaine and joined the Navy and served as a physicist in the Bureau of Ordinance. After the Navy he returned to Minnesota to work with the Bureau of . . .