On August 10 the Consul General met in the city of Golden (Colorado) with officials from the Colorado School of Mines to manage cooperation and exchange agreements with universities in Argentina .
Founded in 1874, "Colorado School of Mines" is one of the most prestigious and oldest universities of applied science and engineering in the country. In addition to research programs in traditional fields of science and engineering, is one of the few institutions in the world who has extensive experience in exploration, extraction, production and use of resources, placing it in a unique position of superior education.
Attended the meeting, the Engineer Nigel T. Middleton, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and professor at CSM, Jahi Sauk Simbai Mr. Director of Graduate Studies and Mr. Brandon Samter Director of International Exchanges. They discussed the possibilities of fostering closer ties with South American countries since the development achieved in the relevant sectors and the potential resources available there.
The Minister Daniel Deodato made a presentation on Argentinian Mining, highlighting the significant development of the sector from 2003 to present. In addition, they discussed the recent discovery of gas "Shale" in the Neuquén and showed statistics of production, exports, markets and lists of transnational corporations operating in the Republic, information promoted by the Ministry of Mining of the Nation. For his part, Mr. Middleton emphasized the importance of the laboratory and observatory Auger, located in the town of Malargue (Province of Mendoza) that CSM is one of the sponsoring organizations, highlighting the professional quality and unbeatable location of the cosmic ray observatory for the southern hemisphere.
At the end of the meeting, they agreed to evaluate the possibilities for cooperation agreements with institutions of higher education and Agencies of the National and Provincial Government.