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Quey Hebrew Lecture: Sustaining a Metallic Society

Photo by Vincent Maurin
Photo by Vincent Maurin

Over two hundred years ago, the world began to change. Massive, metal machinery replaced human hands to increase manufacturing efficiency. Factories cut into small-town skylines as our dependency on metals became increasingly apparent. But how have we been able to maintain the constant output of metallic materials since the Industrial Revolution? Can we continue at this hurried pace?

The Department of Geological Sciences is pleased to announce the subject of this year’s Quey Hebrew Memorial Lecture—“Sustaining the Supply of Metal Resources for Society: Can We Do It?”

The speaker, Dr. Adam Simon, studies the formation of metal-rich ore deposits across the nation. As a professor at the University of Michigan, Simon participates in a collaborative research effort with students and mining companies to find new ore deposits—a work that is necessary for the preservation and use of future metal resources.

Simon earned a bachelor’s degree and doctorate degree in geology from the University of Maryland, with a master’s degree from Stony Brook University. He has published forty papers in the field of natural resources and co-authored the textbook Mineral Resources, Economics and the Environment.

Simon’s lecture will be held at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, March 30, in room W112 in the Ezra Taft Benson Building (BNSN). The lecture is free and open to the general public. Light refreshments will be served prior to the lecture.