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The 2018 SME Annual Conference & Expo and 91st Annual Meeting of the SME/MN Section Call for Papers/Abstract Submission site is accepting abstracts. This meeting will also include the 6th North American Iron Ore Symposium.   Please submit your abstract for consideration to www.sme2018.abstractcentral.com .   Please do NOT submit the same abstract to multiple sessions. Please do NOT put abstract titles in bold or all caps. Abstracts should reflect new, innovative and timely concepts. Abstract should NOT be commercial.   If you are accepted you must make a presentation at the meeting and you will need to register for the conference ...
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Every month, we put out a Fine Grind article in  Mining Engineering  to keep members in touch with the latest happenings, technical updates and other interesting news from the MPD division. This is the Fine Grind that appeared in the July 2017 issue. We invite you to comment, discuss or ask questions! Amy Jacobsen, Secretary-Treasurer 2017-2018 Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division Executive Committee   July Fine Grind A license to operate by Amy Jacobsen, Secretary-Treasurer, MPD Executive Committee In banking terms, a license to operate is the granting of permission to undertake a trade or carry out a business activity, ...
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Program supports Ph.D. Fellowships and Mining School Faculty Development SME and the SME Foundation are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Ph.D. Fellowship and the Academic Career Development Grants. The objective of the grant program is to help rebuild the mining school faculty pipeline which will provide the graduates that will become the leaders of the global mining and minerals industry.  “The long-term challenges that threaten the viability of U.S. mining schools and the looming workforce shortage are of utmost importance to the entire mining community,” stated SME Executive Director David L. Kanagy. “To address these challenges, SME ...
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Every month, we put out a Fine Grind article in  Mining Engineering  to keep members in touch with the latest happenings, technical updates and other interesting news from the MPD division. These are the May and June Fine Grinds. We invite you to comment, discuss or ask questions! Amy Jacobsen, Secretary Treasurer 2017-2018 Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division Executive Committee   May 2017 Fine Grind Congratulations to 2017 MPD Poster Contest Winners! by Ren Bryce, Vice Chair, MPD Student Poster Contest Committee The eighth annual Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division (MPD) student poster contest was held in February ...
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A group of students from the SME Student Chapter inMedellin, Colombia will be visiting the SME Student Chapter in Germany. Thanks to funding by a program offered by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) called: "Study Visits for Groups of Foreign Students to Germany - 2017". Fifteen students and professor Oscar Jaime Restrepo will visit three different universities, TU Freiberg University, TU Clausthal University and TFH Bochum Georg Agricola. There, they will learn the mining practices in the region and history, visit some mines, attend some academic lectures and meet with different students. At Clausthal they will meet with the MINEX Student Chapter to ...
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Every month, we put out a Fine Grind article in  Mining Engineering  to keep members in touch with the latest happenings, technical updates and other interesting news from the MPD division. This is the Fine Grind that appeared in the May 2017 issue. We invite you to comment, discuss or ask questions! Amy Jacobsen, Secretary Treasurer 2017-2018 Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division Executive Committee   May 2017 Fine Grind SME Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy Handbook Coming in 2018 by Scott Shuey, Second Regional Vice Chair, MPD Executive Committee Many of the MPD Membership may be aware that SME is assembling ...
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The Environmental Division of SME initiated a student poster session at our annual luncheon this past year as a way to encourage and foster the next generation of environmental geologist, scientists, and engineers and support their academic achievements. The Environmental Division would like to continue to move forward with this program and welcome graduate and undergraduate student participation from all our SME Student Chapters and a diversity of universities at the 2018 SME Annual conference & Expo, February 2018, in Minneapolis, MN. While we have much to develop internally, the Environmental Division wants to make students aware of this program now, to allow ...
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Congratulations to our student members who are graduating this year!  We are so proud to see you reach this accomplishment! As an SME or UCA of SME student member, you will receive a FREE YEAR of membership as a graduation gift. You will also be moved to from a Student Member to an Associate Member ( * for those under 30) which will appear on your online profile later this summer. As you complete your graduation ceremonies, you are probably thinking about what’s next for your professional career. If you have any questions or would like some guidance navigating the industry, consider joining the Mentoring Program here on ...
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Every month, we put out a Fine Grind article in  Mining Engineering  to keep members in touch with the latest happenings, technical updates and other interesting news from the MPD division. This is the Fine Grind that appeared in the April 2017 issue. We invite you to comment, discuss or ask questions! Amy Jacobsen, Secretary Treasurer Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division Executive Committee   April Fine Grind MPD Executive Committee Meeting Minutes by Scott Shuey, Secretary Treasurer, 2016-2017 MPD Executive Committee The regular meeting of the Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division (MPD) Executive Committee was called ...
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00_CTMF_Schedule_Two_Track_Prog_31_Mar_2017.pdf Register Today , Space is Becoming Limited - There may not be on site registrations - If you want to Attend please Register Today  For SME's 5th Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference in New York on Sunday April 30 to Wednesday May 3 See the attached 4 page 3 day Schedule with other details including:  Why Attend CTMF 2017? Who Should and Will Be There? Meet one-on-one with and hear many leading mining industry executives and experts speak with plenty of time for networking . The event encourages delegates to get questions answered by leading mining and ...
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SME understands the importance of a strong professional network which is why most of our events include networking opportunities. The most difficult part is knowing how many business cards to bring. I recently helped an SME member figure out this question by showing him how to create a digital QR code. He can now share this with other smartphone users by allowing them to scan this code which creates the contact in their phone. Share, scan, save - done! The process to create this code takes about 3 minutes and it is FREE Go to http://www.qr-code-generator.com/ Choose the Vcard option at the top of the page and fill out your contact details Then ...
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00_Final_Accessing_Capital_in_Mining_Today_-_Managing_Through_the_Cycle_at_SME_annual_meeting_20_February_2017_in_Denver.pdf Hi All As there were many in the room at the SME annual meeting in Denver on Monday February 20, 2017 who asked for a set of the Speakers' slides from the session the NY Section of SME organized about Accessing Capital in Mining Today - a mini version of the 5th Current Trends in Mining Finance (CTMF) Conference in New York on April 30th to May 3rd - attached (we hope) here are slide deck for all of you to see. The session was well received and attended. Thank you all for joining us and the questions you asked. We hope to see you ...
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The Move Mining competition made its grand debut at the SME Annual Conference & Expo. The winning team, Team Atwood, won a $5000 cash prize for their idea on how to influence the publics perception of mining through game-based learning. Teams were selected from 40 initial entries to pitch their ideas in a Shark Tank style competition. With around 300 attendees to the event and more than 4,000 Facebook views, it is clear this is something people want to see. If you missed the event, visit www.movemining.org to check out the finalists. Comments from the crowd at the inaugural Move Mining competition included: It was great to see so many young people involved. ...
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Post your suggestions for the environmental session topics to the SME community by March 30, 2
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Every month, we put out a Fine Grind article to keep members in touch with the latest happenings, technical updates and other interesting news from the MPD division. This is the Fine Grind that appeared in the March 2017 issue of Mining Engineering . We invite you to comment, discuss or ask questions! Amy Jacobsen, Secretary Treasurer 2017-2018 Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division Executive Committee March Fine Grind The Overstuffed Chair by Mark K. Jorgensen, Chair, 2016-2017 MPD Executive Committee I joined SME in 1977. I was in school and my roommate, who was already a member, told me that it was time to acquaint myself ...
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Team Atwood is the winner of the Move Mining competition. Eleven-year-old Corban Atwood and his brother, 8-year-old Jayce, pitched their winning concept before a panel of industry leaders at the SME Annual Conference & Expo on Feb. 21, 2017 in the Colorado Convention Center. Their idea was supported by their father, Garrett Atwood, a 13-year mining professional. Team Atwoods concept involves leveraging the wildly popular video game, Minecraft, to increase young students understanding of the necessity and benefits of mining. Their refined version of the game would include exploration, milling and refining, energy sourcing, realistic geology and environmental ...
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Do you have any plans after the annual SME conference? Registration is now open for the 67th annual MPD conference. Come join us for another great year of presentations and tribute to Len Harris
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As the year comes to a close, I would like to say Thank You to all the amazing supporter of the SME Foundation . By both financial means and your volunteerism so many great things were accomplished. Scholarships , professional development , education of K-12 students and global humanitarian projects just to name a few. But in addition to all the tangible things that got done, I am thankful for all the things that we can list that made a difference in people's lives; things that made life better. The relief that student's felt when they realized that some of their financial burden was reduced, the pride felt by the engineers when they received their ...
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The Move Mining submission deadline was December 1 and ever since the SME staff has been pouring through the amazing response! Forty submissions were received. By the end of the week, December 15, the five finalists will be chosen and announced. This has been an incredible journey to bring such an important subject to the forefront and I feel so lucky to be part of the movement. It will be very exciting to go to the final Pitch Session on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 4:00-5:45 pm at the SME Annual Conference & Expo to find out this year's winner
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Dear SME Members, We would like to take this opportunity to honor our SME members on National Miners Day, December 6, and say Thank You to those who have given so much to our community. The mining industry truly is a close-knit community, whose members are likened to family. Our brothers and sisters who work in the mining and minerals industries provide the resources that drive economies and raise the standard of living for people worldwide. You often work in challenging environments so that our lives may be more comfortable. Thank you for your devotion to the industry and to your colleagues. David L. Kanagy SME Executive Directo
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