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There's a Light Up Above


Working in a coal mine...well, not exactly, it's a training mine owned by the University of Arizona for the benefit of mining technology students.

Mary Poulton is the first woman Dean of the Department of Mining and Geological Engineering, (and a member of The Mining Hall of Fame), and we've been following her around both above and below ground for the past month--working on a profile piece for The Arizona Board of Regents.

Mining is not often thought of as a high tech industry.

"Mars rover types of technologies are the types of things that we need to be transferring into the mining industry, so we're in this giant laboratory on campus where people have done things in different environments where that technology is transferable in some way to the mining industry," says Poulton.

Look for this and others in our series of profiles as they appear on Arizona Public Media.