Mines, USGS sign agreement to create new research center

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Colorado School of Mines and USGS have renewed a five-year memorandum of understanding that fosters collaboration in the areas of science and engineering related to the Earth and creates a new research center focused on economic geology.

The Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado issued a news release August 3, 2016, announcing the renewal of a five-year memorandum of understanding between the USGS and Colorado School of Mines. The memorandum of understanding, signed August 3, also indentifies research on critical minerals and materials as common priorities. 

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MOU signing

From left: College of Engineering and Computational Sciences Dean Kevin Moore, Senior Vice President for Research and Technology Tony Dean, College of Earth Resource Sciences and Engineering Dean Ramona Graves, President Paul Johnson, USGS Director Suzanne Kimball, USGS Southwest Regional Director Max Etheridge, USGS Head of the Natural Resources Program Larry Meinert and Mines Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Kirsten Volpi.

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