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Experimental Mine Tops ‘Awesome Labs’ Rankings

The Experimental Mine at Missouri University of Science and Technology tops list of "Awesome College Labs" as determined by Popular Science magazine.

For the second year in a row, the Experimental Mine at Missouri University of Science and Technology - home to a popular summer Explosives Camp for high school juniors and seniors - tops a list of "Awesome College Labs" as determined by Popular Science magazine. The rankings appear in the magazine's September issue.

The Experimental Mine, located on Bridge School Road in southeast Rolla, also features demolition and blasting experiments, where students gain practical experience for industrial and mining careers.

"To rank the coolest labs in the country, we factored in groundbreaking research, undergrad access and sheer awesomeness," Popular Science explains in its website introduction to what it calls the "coolest places in the U.S. to pursue science." At the Experimental Mine, S&T students "learn how to implode buildings, design fireworks displays, blast smooth slices of stone of quarry walls, run pyrotechnics at rock concerts, and set off special effects fireballs on movie sets."

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