Miami Regionals Spotlights 21st Century Science and Technology of Gold

Miami University Regionals will host a special presentation titled Fall for Gold: New Adventures in an Ancient Resource on September 4 at 7 p.m. in the Harry T. Wilks Conference Center on the Hamilton Campus.

Dr. Mark Krekeler, associate professor of geology at Miami University, will talk about the science and technology of gold in the 21st century and his student-focused research on the topic. Learn why gold is valuable, where it occurs in nature, and why it is hard to obtain.

Dr. Krekeler will talk about his projects with students on gold from a major mine in Nevada, the largest gold producing state in the U.S. This work is funded in part by a National Science Foundation grant that supports students starting their career path. Additionally, he will discuss a unique exploration project in eastern Kentucky that he and his students will embark on in the coming academic year.   

This is a free event but an RSVP is encouraged:

For more information call (513) 785-3106. Reception to follow. Miami University Regionals’ Hamilton Campus is located at 1601 University Blvd.