We are proud to announce that our RMERC students competed against other university teams in a contest at the recent International Manufacturing Technology Show to see which team could correctly assemble a waterjet cutting system in the fastest time.  Our team won the contest and with it the prize of a WARDjet cutting system valued at $79,000.


We would like to invite you to our inauguration on Tuesday Nov. 1, when the President of WARDjet will be here for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in our Equipment Shed at 11:00am, followed by refreshments in our conference room. 

MST-WARDJet Ribbon Cutting Invite


The Rock Mechanics & Explosives Research Center (RMERC), founded in 1964, provides research leadership in a broad range of scientific and engineering fields with emphasis on activities centered on or related to the mineral resource lease. 

The Center serves the mining and petroleum industries, the nuclear industry, geological science and engineering, and the related wider industrial manufacturing community. 

A particular emphasis is to foster innovative and responsive research in rock physics and all fields of science and engineering that deal with rock, including: energy production, mining, geology, geophysics, nuclear, and other related fields.

 Our current research is focused on three areas: