RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- After a long career in the mining industry, Charles Kocsis kicked off his teaching career last year under the Goldcorp Term Professorship, a $750,000 5-year term professorship to the University of Nevada, Reno’s mining engineering program.
Goldcorp, a Canadian flagship mining company, has sponsored the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, a division of the College of Science at the University of Nevada, Reno, since 2004 with more than $1.3 million in support for other faculty positions.
Chief Executive Officer of Goldcorp and alumni of the University, Charles Jeannes, came to campus to welcome Kocsis. Jeannes was impressed by the school and Kocsis’ expertise.During his first year, Kocsis taught a variety of mining engineering undergraduate and graduate level classes, conducted research and became a club adviser.
Kocsis earned his doctorate in mining engineering at the University of British Columbia and his license in professional engineering in Ontario, Canada. Following his education, he worked for 23 years in the mining industry, most recently at Canmet, a mining and mineral sciences laboratory. During his 13 years with Canmet, Kocsis began to specialize in mine ventilation.