Mines graduate student honored for field work in Zambia
The National Association of State Land Reclamationists (NASLR) has selected Adam Keating, a master’s student in the Natural Resources and Energy Policy program at Colorado School of Mines, to receive its 2022 President’s Award.
Now in its second year, the award recognizes excellent professional initiative and motivation to succeed within the field of mined land reclamation.
Keating was honored for his field work on phytoremediation in Zambia, where he traveled to five mine tailings dumps throughout the country to analyze the plants that were present. He was presented his award at NASLR’s 50th annual conference in September in Latham, New York.
Keating’s research interests include strategic metals and minerals, sustainable logistics, mining, environmental restoration, developing countries and renewable energy resources. He hopes to have a career as a logistics leader in the mining industry.
NASLR is a non-profit organization of state officials established for the purpose of promoting and advancing the practice of mined land reclamation. The organization held its charter meeting in 1972, and has hosted annual conferences nationwide ever since, hosted by various state reclamation agencies. More than 25 U.S. states and Canadian provinces are or have been members of NSLR.