Presented by the Western Mining Safety and Health and Translation Center in conjunction with Missouri University of Science and Technology
May 4-6, 2011

Missouri S&T announces Practical Mine Ventilation Design and Control Short course to be held on campus May 4-6, 2011. This three-day course will provide participants with a sufficient background to design and maintain an underground ventilation system. The materials taught apply to most underground situations, including coal, metal, and nonmetal mines, with the emphasis on practical applications.

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for ventilation and planning engineers, safety engineers, production; technical and supervisory personnel who need to become proficient or need a refresher course in mine ventilation. For the computer simulation section, experience on the use of computers is helpful but not necessary.

Course Director
Dr. Jerry C. Tien, P.E., Associate Professor in Mining Engineering, Missouri S&T
Dr. Jerry Tien is a Registered Professional Engineer in Kentucky and has over 36 years of ventilation related work, research, and teaching experience. Before coming to Missouri S&T, Dr. Tien worked for the White Pine Copper Company for two years, Peabody Coal Company as a Ventilation Specialist for 10 years, and for Asian American Coal, Inc., Taiyuan, Shanxi, China, as V.P., Technical Service for 1.5 years. He has accumulated extensive practical experience in ventilation system design, pressure surveys and cost evaluation, for both metal, non-metal and coal mines.

Fee and Registration
The fee of $995 covers program materials, three luncheons, coffee breaks, and all instructional costs and materials. Advance registration is encouraged. Missouri S&T reserves the right to cancel the course and return all registration fees if the minimum registration is not received. No course refund is payable for cancellation after April 27, 2011.

Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
Attendees completing this three-day course will be awarded 24 PDHs.

For conference program information please see http://dce.mst.edu/noncredit/facetoface/Mine_Ventilation.html, or contact Dr. Jerry Tien, Conference Director (573-341-4757; tien@mst.edu) and for registration information contact Distance and Continuing Education, 216 Centennial Hall, Missouri S&T, Rolla, MO, 65409-1560, (573-341-4278; dce@mst.edu).

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