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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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William Brice

William Brice

'69

Bill obtained his B.S. in Geological Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1969. He continued his studies at the University of Minnesota where he received a Master of Engineering in 1971 and a PhD in Mineral Resources Engineering in 1981 with a concentration in Environmental Design, Law, and Economics.

While en route to his PhD he began his employment with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Bill worked with them throughout his entire career, culminating 19 years as Director . . .

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Joseph A. Mandarino

Joseph A. Mandarino

'51, '50

After graduating from Michigan Tech, Joe began working for Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as a Mineralogist. In 1957, after spending time in the air force and receiving his Ph.D., he returned to Michigan Tech as an Assistant Professor of Mineralogy. In 1959 Joe moved to the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. He was hired as Associate Curator of Mineralogy and advanced to Curator-in-Charge of Mineralogy.

In 1980, he voluntarily relinquished the Headship to spend more time on . . .

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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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Rebecca L. Smits

Rebecca L. Smits

'86

After graduation, Becky began her career as a Geological Engineer with EC Jordan Company in Portland, Maine where she was responsible for subsurface exploration, design, testing, and construction of geotechnical projects. In 1988, she moved to Traverse Group, Inc. in Traverse City, Michigan as a Field Engineering Supervisor of hydrogeological projects at oil and gas well sites, gas stations, the Traverse City U.S. Coast Guard Station, and a U.S. E.P.A. biorestoration project. A year later she . . .