2023 Kansas City National Conference

October 25-28, 2023

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FILTERS APPLIED:Leadership and Advocacy, Technical and Vocational Education


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Transition to Green Energy is Powered by Earth Scientists and Engineers

Saturday, October 28 • 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Kansas City Convention Center - 2208

STRAND: Leadership and Advocacy

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Activity – Minerals needed to power an electric vehicle and where they are mined 1. Discussion on some of the critical minerals for the green economy & how/where they are mined and provide resources to teachers to assist them in presenting this information: • Jobs of Tomorrow Video Series (https://media.smenet.org) • Minerals Education Coalition website • Educational activities and MEC Mineral Baby (minerals needed in a lifetime) and MEC Minerals Needed Each Year graphics • USGS listing of where minerals are mined (USGS Commodities Summaries) 2. Discussion on the wide array of exciting work available in the minerals industry and related resources including: a. Minerals Education Coalition website free resources about careers, including handouts, activities, videos and PowerPoints, and b. MEC new career-themed activities and new publication of information about related careers. Careers to be discussed include: • Mining Engineer • Geological Engineer • Metallurgist • Geologist

Innovation, artificial intelligence, and technology are all modern mining and minerals industry hallmarks. One of the safest and most lucrative engineering careers today; mining professionals solve problems from project management to meeting mineral demands.

C. Dale Elifrits (Northern Kentucky University: Highland Heights, KY)

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