Mining engineering senior shares love of industry with Boy Scouts seeking badge

February 24, 2017

Whether you’re reading this on your cellphone, tablet or desktop computer, Sam Baker wants you to know one thing: It’s made almost entirely from materials mined from the ground.

Baker, a senior majoring in mining engineering, has championed a cause of informing people about the benefit — and necessity — of mining.

As a young teenager, Baker’s eyes were first opened to the industry while traveling along Rails-to-Trails in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, with his father. While surveying abandoned coal mines along the trail the idea of merging engineering with his love of the outdoors began to take shape and influence his career path. <read the full article on Penn State News>