Engineering, Sarah

With so many benefits, why is nobody implementing blockchain?

Blockchain seems full of promise but there must be some drawbacks otherwise we’d be seeing implementations in numerous industries and it would be further along the hype cycle than it currently is. In this post we will look at the main drawbacks of blockchain. The rate of adoption of technology can be directly linked to… Continue reading With so many benefits, why is nobody implementing blockchain?

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Throwback Thursday – Workin’ on the Järnväg

Today's post is not throwing back too far, only to mid April, when I had the pleasure of getting my rail geek on in Northern Sweden, as part of my 7-week Grand Tour of the UK and Nordic countries. Ever since I had seen a video on the underground automatic trains at LKAB's Kiruna mine, I… Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Workin’ on the Järnväg

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Today we travel to the German Mining Museum in Bochum, Germany. This is hands down the best mining museum I’ve been too and it really highlights the importance of mining in the local community. How important do you think technical museums are in the promotion of engineering and it’s importance to society?


So it looked like we had saved the best for last.  After dance class in Bonn, which they did in English for me and for which I will be eternally grateful, we headed to Dortmund and to Joana’s parents place.  Dortmund’s mining history is rich, with coal mining starting in the area over 100 years ago.  Everyone’s family’s history is intertwined with the mining industry, and both of Joana’s grandpa’s had been involved in the industry.

After the decline of the industry in the area a number of museums have been set up to ensure this information is passed on to future generations, and the contribution of the industry is not forgotten.  Which sounds like a great day for a mining engineer 🙂

We headed to Bochum Bergbau Museum.  Even before we went inside we were off to a promising start…



There is an absolutely amazing museum inside, that chronicles…

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A Sarah Journey

I often get accused of not being a real engineer, even more so given my current role. Which I feel is a bit rough given I graduated 8 years ago with a Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Mining from UNSW. After four years of maths, rock mechanics, fluids and thermo, ventilation, mine design, excavation engineering… Continue reading A Sarah Journey