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William J. Rundle

William J. Rundle


William Rundle graduated with honors in Mining Engineering from Michigan Tech and received his MS in Mining Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1950.

After graduation, he held many positions with various mining companies before becoming an Associate Professor of Mining Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1946. He joined Cyrpus Mines in 1955 as a mining engineer and climbed the ranks to the position of Vice President during his 23 years with the corporation. . . .

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Arthur Gosling

Arthur Gosling


Arthur Gosling got a BS degree in geological engineering from Michigan Tech in 1958 and joined the US Army Corps of Engineers from 1959 to 1961 where he worked on airfield construction, barracks, street and missile installations in Korea, Colorado and near Washington, DC. He then did graduate work at Colorado School of Mines and in 1964 began a seven year stint as a hydrologist and hydraulic engineer at the Water Resource Division of the USGS . . .

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Dino H. Pirolo

Dino H. Pirolo


Dino H. Pirolo received a BS degree with honors in Mining Engineering from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology in 1953. While in college, he was active in several campus organizations including Tau Beta Pi, the Newman Club, and AIME.

Dino started his career in 1953 with the Inland Steel Company. He worked as an engineer in the Ishpeming general office, and was assigned to an exploration program for the company’s Caland Ore Project in Atikokan, . . .

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Theodore Rozsa

Thoedore Rozsa


Theodore Rozsa was born and raised in Grand Rapids. He graduated from our department with honors and a BS in geology in 1936. He was the only graduate in geology that year, and he completed a 4 year program in 3 years. Our first degrees in geological engineering didn't come until after 1940, but the curriculum Ted took was very much like the geological engineering which was to come. He has many stories about life in . . .

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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 . . .