Dr. Courtney Young is Department Head and Lewis S. Prater Distinguished Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at Montana Tech in Butte. He is a graduate of three premiere mineral schools. As such, he received his B.S. from Montana Tech in 1984 in mineral processing engineering, his M.S. in 1987 from Virginia Tech in minerals engineering, and in 1995 from The University of Utah in metallurgical engineering. Over the years, he has been recognized with many awards of which he is most proud of the 2009 AIME Frank F. Aplan Award, 2009 SME President's Citation, and 2012 MPD Mill Man of Distinction Award. Throughout his career, he has learned to use his processing knowledge to waste and waste water treatment. Of his 76 publications and 107 presentations, about 40% are environmental related. His successes include but are not limited to cyanide remediation, spent potliner recycling and acid-rock drainage. His work on ARD predominantly encompasses the Berkeley Pitlake which is less than 2 miles from his office and the subject of his presentation.