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UNR’s Himesh Patel along with Rushikesh Battulwar took home 1st and 3rd Prize, respectively, at the Annual American Exploration and Mining’s Meetings’ Poster Competition

Graduate students Himesh Patel along with Rushikesh Battulwar had the opportunity to present posters at the student poster session and represent the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering and the Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering at AEMA 2019. The judges for this competition and presentation came from a wide range of backgrounds, expertise, and experience in the industry.

Battulwar took home first place in the poster presentation which highlighted his extensive research on machine learning-based technology for the detection of tension cracks from drone images. Patel was awarded 3rd place for his poster on the present status and sustainability of the US mining education sector.

“Personally, it was a great experience for me to present some of my project work and meet and learn from industry leaders,” Patel said. 

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