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Frank J. Klima

Frank J. Klima

'54

President, Superior Rock Bit Co. and F. J. Klima, Inc.; Mining engineer, Oliver Iron Mining Division, U.S. Steel Corporation, Minnesota; Started his own company, F. J. Klima, Inc., of Virginia, MN as an engineering, sales and management company; Founder and president of the Superior Rock Bit Co.; Promoted improved mining methods and developed new products for the benefit of the mining industry; Holds U.S. patents in “Adaptive Control for Rotary Drills,” “Method of Making and . . .

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Kenneth G. Hatfield

Kenneth G. Hatfield

'50

Ken received his B.S. in Geological Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1950.

His first position following graduation was with the US Atomic Energy Commission where he was assigned to field camp in the Lukachukai Mountains. Ken dedicated thirty years to the mining industry specializing in mineral exploration. During that time, he also worked a short (two-year) stint in uranium production.

Following retirement from industry, the unexpected invitation to teach at a university allowed him to maintain an active role in the . . .

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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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Robert C. Weed

Robert C. Weed

'42

Retired President, Natural Resources Group
Senior Corporate Vice President, Anaconda Company

Robert Weed received a BS in Mining Engineering from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology in 1942. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from 1942-46, rising to the rank of Captain. He was awarded the Silver Star by General Patton in 1943 for gallantry in action at the Battle of Kasserine Pass in Tunisia, North Africa.

He joined the Anaconda Company in 1946, where he worked as a . . .

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Leslie S. Hahn

Leslie S. Hahn

'76

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 . . .