Thursday, March 24, 2016

Free AGI webinar on critical minerals and materials, March 30

The American Geosciences Institute's Critical Issues Program is pleased to offer a free webinar, "Underpinning Innovation: The Science and Supply of America's Critical Minerals and Materials", on March 30, 2016, 1:00PM EDT. 

To register for this free event, please visit:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. We will post a recording of the webinar on the Critical Issues website after the event. If you cannot make the webinar but want to be informed about the recording, please register and we will notify you as soon as the recording is available.
Critical Issues Webinar: Underpinning Innovation: The Science and Supply of America's Critical Minerals and Materials

Critical minerals and materials are key components of the innovation economy. Minerals are a part of almost every product we use on a daily basis, either as the raw materials for manufacturing processes or as the end products themselves. Advanced technologies for communications, clean energy, medical devices, and national security rely on raw materials from mines throughout the world. In 2010, China curtailed exports of rare earth metals and sparked major concern about the security of global supply chains for a range of vital minerals and materials.
This webinar is based on a Congressional briefing organized by AGI on behalf of the Mineral Science & Information Coalition (3 March 2016). The webinar will address the efforts being taken at the federal level to ensure a steady supply of critical minerals and materials.
·       Lawrence D. Meinert, Program Coordinator, Mineral Resources Program, USGS
·       Steven M. Fortier, Director, National Minerals Information Center, USGS
·       Rod Eggert, Professor, Colorado School of Mines; Deputy Director, Critical Materials Institute, Ames Laboratory

AGI would like to recognize their webinar co-sponsors: American Chemical Society; American Exploration & Mining Association; American Physical Society; Critical Materials Institute; Geological Society of America; Industrial Minerals Association -North America; Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration; Society of Economic Geologists; U.S. Geological Survey.

[reprinted from the AGI announcement]

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