Kinross Fort Knox continues large UAF endowment

Kinross Fort Knox has renewed its support of an endowment that supports graduate student research in mining engineering at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

The company’s 1 million dollar gift is their second to the UAF engineering research endowment, which provides a steady source of research funding for tomorrow’s mining engineers.

“This gift further strengthens our relationship with UAF and is in clear alignment with our goal of supporting research and training relevant to the mining industry,” said Eric Hill, vice president and general manager of Kinross Fort Knox. “Fort Knox has drawn from UAF’s highly trained pool of graduates and employs highly qualified students from the mining engineering program. We also continue to partner with UAF on essential research projects and hope to see this partnership greatly enhanced through a recommitment to the endowment.”

The mining engineering program was one of the first at UAF, which was founded in 1917 as the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines.