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The 2002 Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Young Scientist Award  

Awarded To: Nathan Earl Robison

In recognition of his scientific professionalism as a young person working in the industrial minerals industry.
Nathan Earl Robison received a B.S. cum laude degree in geological engineering from the Mackay School of Mines, University of Nevada-Reno in 1999. Since then, he has worked as a mining, civil and environmental engineer and as a land-surveying intern. He has served as secretary and vice chair of the Northern Nevada Section of SME. Additionally, he has worked as an accountant to small businesses in the Reno area. He has broad experience in mining engineering. This includes designing mines and access roads, hydrologic and hydrogeologic assessments, due diligence resource assessments, permit compliance surveys, electronic ore modeling, financial advisement, and post-mining reclamation-development planning and design. Robison received a master’s degree in mining engineering, specializing in industrial minerals, from the Mackay School of Mines, University of Nevada-Reno, in December 2002. He has maintained a 4.0 average throughout graduate school.

Robison plans to work in the areas of grade and tonnage, as well as in the development and application of technological, environmental and fundamental knowledge to advance in our understanding of the earth and its resources. His family heritage includes miners and ranchers in rural Nevada back through the late 18th century.

About The Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Young Scientist Award:

The Young Scientist Award, established by the Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division in 1985, brings recognition of scientific professionalism to young people working in the industrial minerals & aggregates industry.


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