This Raw Materials University Day (RMUD) will take place on 25 September 2017 in Wroclaw at Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (Faculty of Geoengineering, Mining and Geology) which is one of the largest and most dynamically developing technical universities in Poland.
The aim of the RMUD 2017 is to promote skills and employment in raw materials, especially in the exploration and processing industrial sectors. The target audience is both young people that are to choose their studies and future graduates (bachelor level) who would like to be informed about the further studies and career opportunities related to raw materials. All participants will be able to take part in numerous presentations, workshops, games and discussions, which will show the huge potential and scientific achievements in the field of raw materials in an attractive and understandable way. During laboratory tours participants will take a scientist-guided trip along the trail of geology, chemistry and technology, performing some experiments illustrating the process of extraction, slip resistance tests and modelling of mining facilities. Presentations and workshops will make it possible for participants to find the answers to questions about diversity, reserves, the opportunities of Polish raw materials, the role and tasks of Rock Mechanics, methods of extracting minerals using various technological systems etc.
The program of the event also includes field activities. Homemade models of volcanic eruptions can be prepared using vinegar and soda. We will try to carry out a "real-life" hot volcanic eruption using volcanic ash and lava flow. This demonstration will be an introduction to a short story (sometimes surprising) about the raw materials that were formed in such unusual circumstances – like basalt, porphyry, sulphur... but also copper ores or diamonds! Those interested can participate in “Geocaching” (a game using GPS Tracker) and there will be a presentation of a proton magnetometer (construction, principle of operation, methodology of field measurements, demonstration of measurements in the field). Participants will also have an opportunity to visit a rock quarry (the mine extracting rock materials) in Strzegom and see the mining and processing of rock minerals occurring in Lower Silesia.
RMUD 2017 will be an excellent opportunity to meet representatives of companies co-operating with the Faculty of Geoengineering, Mining and Geology under joint research projects or under internships and training placements.
RMUD 2017 will be connected with the Festival of Science, which since 1997 has been promoting science among thousands of young people in the Lower Silesian region. We hope this will bring an important added value to this edition of Raw Materials University Days.
Participation in the Raw Materials University Day is free!
Participation in practical activities requires prior registration.
We look forward to seeing you there!