UA Regents learn about rare earth minerals in 'Did You Know' presentation

Sept. 17, 2021

Earlier this month, the UA Board of Regents took an in-depth look into the university’s role in the development of critical minerals through a “Did You Know” presentation, which includes work being done on the research, exploration and extraction of these strategic minerals, workforce development for the mining industry, and their importance to the state’s economy and national security.

Experts and panelists for the presentation include State of Alaska Division of Geology and Geophysical Survey Director Steve Masterman, UAF Engineering Dean Bil Schnabel, UAF Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Anupma Prakash, UAF Interim Vice Chancellor for Research and the Director of the Alaska Satellite Facility Nettie Labelle-Hamer, UAA Researcher and Faculty member Brandon Briggs, UAA student researcher Michael Martinez, and UA Vice President of Academics, Students & Research Paul Layer.