SPOTLIGHT

Short course registration is now open!
Underground Grouting and Ground Improvement (May 1-5, 2017)
Tunneling Fundamentals, Practice and Innovations (September 18-21, 2017)

Student scholarship opportunity to attend RETC!

Underground in the news: Why Elon Musk Is Throwing Money Down a Hole

UCA Presents: Three-Minute Thesis Competition April 19—click here to learn more!


Who We Are

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We are a collaborative, interdisciplinary group of faculty and students from the departments of civil & environmental, geology & geological, mining, and mechanical engineering, as well as geophysics and computer science - all with a collective interest in education and research in underground engineering.

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Excellence and Innovation

By advancing knowledge, we have the ability to grow the industry. We are dedicated to advancing knowledge through both fundamental research that leads to significant breakthroughs and through very applied research that can help provide a solution for a specific tunneling project.

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Give to UCT

Invest in the future of underground education. Our annual Industry Giving Program provides support for all education-based Center activities including field trips, internships, hands-on labs, student travel, weekly industry seminars and more.

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Upcoming Seminars & Events


Underground Lunch & Learn Seminar: Kyle Rovick, Kiewit
Berthoud Hall room 243, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Topic: Transitioning from an open-pit mine to an underground mine, a look at the Fort Calhoun Quarry


UCA Presents: Three-Minute Thesis Competition
Time to showcase your underground construction and tunnel engineering research. The top three presentations will win prizes!


Annual Short Course: Underground Grouting and Ground Improvement
A continuing education course for industry professionals—register today!


Annual Short Course: Tunneling Fundamentals, Practice and Innovations
A continuing education course for industry professionals—register today!


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Click here to view past seminars