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Join us as we step into the lab with the UNLV College of Sciences best researchers in Virtual Lab Notes. Top faculty, researchers, and scientists in the UNLV College of Sciences will take some time each month to present their award-winning research to the community. Virtual Lab Notes is designed to engage with the community-at-large and present College of Sciences faculty members as experts in the various sciences taught at UNLV. Topics discussed will include everything from biology to chemistry, physics to astronomy, geology, and even math!


Virtual Speaker: Simon Jowitt, assistant professor in the Department of Geoscience, will be the featured speaker at an upcoming Virtual Lab Notes. His talk is titled, "Who Needs Mining, and Who Does Mining Need? Insights into How Mining Supports Modern Life and How Economic Geology Research Can Help the Mining Industry. 

The State of Nevada has been an active member of the mining community since before it became a state, but in these modern times who actually needs mining? Dr. Jowitt explains how economic geology, the science behind mining, and mineral and metal extraction, plays a significant role in driving the Nevada economy and the role mining has in supporting modern life. This presentation will also outline how economic geology research can assist the mining industry succeed and grow in Nevada and beyond.


Cory Nelson

Director of Development
College of Sciences