From Earth Science Week: Podcasts Dig Deep Into Careers in Minerals

Earth Science Week

Aiming to promote awareness about mining and minerals, the Minerals Education Coalition (MEC) of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Foundation offers educational resources focusing on the ways that science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are used by mining professionals throughout the industry.

The latest of these educational offerings is a series of MEC podcasts with industry experts, showing students how an interest in STEM subjects can lead to a rewarding career in the mining industry. Podcast series mining experts include:

* Barbara Filas, Mining Engineer and 2005 SME President;
* Jim Gusek, Reclamation Specialist and recipient of the SME/AIME Environmental Stewardship Distinguished Service Award;
* Scott McAnally, Exploration Geologist at the Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mine; and
* Stacy Kramer, Vice President of Health and Safety with Freeport-McMoRan.

The series ( is accompanied by additional resources, including mining careers flyers, booklets, PowerPoint presentations, and a link to mining and mineral related job opportunities. For more information about longtime Earth Science Week program partner MEC, visit