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April 22, 2021

By Heather Gravning posted 04-23-2021 12:24 PM

SME eNews - April 22, 2021

Get to know the Health & Safety Division.

“Making so many friends with a similar background who all care about the health and safety of their peers is my favorite thing about our division.” - Ali Lashgari

As we continue to highlight SME’s eight divisions, a quick Q&A was posed with 2021 chair Ali Lashgari from the Health & Safety Division, who fielded important questions about the Division’s relevance for SME and industry professionals.

Industry News

As the world looks ahead to a decarbonized economy and an explosion in the production of electric vehicles copper, nickel, cobalt and other minerals will be needed. 

 in Northern Minnesota is one of the largest undeveloped mineral deposits in the world with nearly 8 billion tons of copper, nickel and precious metals and the area could be on the cusp of becoming one of the most important jurisdictions in the world.

Featured Headlines:

Why I SME: Laura Pearson - commercial litigation and workplace safety

“My membership and active participation in SME led to my first full time position in the mining industry, and subsequently led to my current position. Membership continues to benefit me through the professional contacts that I have made and the information I acquire.”

You Donate + They Match = Double the Impact

Did you know your company may match your donations? The SMEF identified potential companies that place value on giving back to communities where their employees work and live. Visit our website to see if your company is on the list and double your gifts!

Nominations Open for the Miners Give Back Award

Does your Section give back to your community? If so, you could win the inaugural Miners Give Back Award for recognition of your community service and humanitarian outreach. Applications are accepted until June 1st. Find out if you qualify today.

Submit to the next MME Special Focus Issue!

Submit your paper on applications of process mineralogy by June 30 to “Between Theory and Practice: the MME journal’s Special Focus Issue in Honor of Frank F. Aplan.” Email for details.

New Member Orientation / Long-Time Member Refresher

You are invited to join SME volunteer leadership, staff and other members for an SME new member orientation. This membership orientation will provide an overview of SME and help you get the most out of your membership, whether you are a new or returning member, or have been with us for awhile and would like a refresher on the benefits of being a member. Thursday, April 29, 2021, 11:00 am Mountain Time. Please register in advance.

Volunteer Week 2021: Celebrating SME Volunteers

During Volunteer Week April 18-24 we extend our sincere appreciation to the SME volunteers who help make our organization one of the world’s top mining societies. SME volunteers:

     • create technical content for print and electronic resources
     • serve as local section and student chapter leaders
     • conduct community outreach
     • mentor students
     • and much more!

Learn more about volunteering through SME.

SME Mining & Exploration Division Virtual Coffee Break/Business Meeting

All SME members are invited to the SME Mining & Exploration Division Virtual Coffee Break/Business Meeting. Bring a cup a coffee and a desire to learn more about how to get involved in the Division. May 6, 2021, 9:00 am Mountain Time

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