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Calculating Risk

Mines engineers are making a name for themselves in the growing world of extreme sports.

For Mickey Wilson ’11, MS ’12, it’s just another day at the office.

Sporting baggy jeans, a black ball cap and an intensely focused look, the physics and metallurgical engineering graduate steps onto a 2-inch wide strap of webbing suspended a dizzying 460 feet above the blinking Las Vegas Strip. Guests at the nearby Mandalay Bay casino look up nervously as he moves toward the center, riding the line surfer-style and wildly rocking it back and forth…  Read more…