Explosives consumption in the United States nears 7-billion pounds. Because 85% is used in the mining industry, most explosives classes are taught in mining programs. Missouri S&T's Explosives Engineering stems from the Mining Engineering department's ability to fulfill the industry need to train and educate future professionals. The S&T mining program is recognized by industry professionals as one of the top-leading programs worldwide.
Because of its success and the insatiable explosives appetite of the students, explosives offerings have diversified from the use of explosives in mining and construction. However, the explosives program continues with its roots.
Braden Lusk, Ph.D., P.E.
Chair, Department of Mining and Nuclear Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
226 McNutt Hall
Rolla, Missouri 65409-0450