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Reno, NV (July 12, 2021) – The Northern Nevada Section of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (“Northern Nevada SME”) is pleased to announce the availability of a specialty Nevada license plate to honor Mining in Nevada. These plates are available through local Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (“DMV”) offices, or they can be ordered online through the DMV website, https://dmv.nv.gov/ .    Northern Nevada SME first submitted a request for a specialty plate to honor mining in December 2011, and the DMV approved the request in August 2018. Northern Nevada SME solicited design ideas for the plate from its membership and from other professional ...
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Stay on the cutting edge! Read the latest papers published online in the SME Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (MME) journal (free for SME members):  Login at smenet.org with your email address and password. Click on “Publications” in the top banner and choose “Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration journal” in the pull-down menu. Scroll down and click on the “Read the MME Journal Online” link. This takes you to the MME Springer website as an SME member with full access. To see a specific paper, use the search function or use the paper's  https://doi Submit your paper at springer.com/42461 – MME has an impact factor of 1.020 and is abstracted ...
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Check out the June issue of the SME Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration journal (free for SME members), with special papers on tailings management and regular papers on mining, mineral and metallurgical processing, and exploration:  Log in at smenet.org with your email address and password. Click on "Publications" in the top banner and choose "Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration journal" in the pull-down menu. Scroll down and click on the "Read the MME Journal Online" link. This takes you to the MME Springer website as an SME member with full access. To see a specific paper, use the search function or use the paper's  https://doi Submit ...
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Women In Tunneling features an exemplary female representative of the tunneling industry each month in order to amplify their experiences in the underground field. This month we introduce you to Theresa Engler, Executive Director at the Deep Foundations Institute.   What is your actual involvement in the tunneling business? As director of a related industry association that has a tunneling and underground committee which was established in 2018, we hold a shotcrete short course bi-annually and collaborate with UCA as appropriate.     How were you introduced to the tunnel industry, and why did you decide to pursue it as a career? As noted ...
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May 20, 2021

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SME eNews - May 20, 2021 One Year Later: A Member’s Professional Journey in an Unprecedented Year Exactly one year ago, this same eNews spot featured the story of   Himesh Patel , an SME member, who, in the reality of COVID-19, was facing an anti-climactic and tenuous end to his master’s program in metallurgical engineering at the Mackay School of Earth Science and Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno. As graduation season for 2021 approaches, we’ve checked back in with Patel to see how his pandemic year unfolded (spoiler alert: the job-front news is good).   Click   to read Patel’s ...
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May 6, 2021

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SME eNews - May 6, 2021 Get to know the Environmental Division. “The Environmental Division is a great place to grow professionally, learn new things and meet some pretty excellent people.” -   Andrea Martin In keeping with the theme of highlighting each of SME’s eight divisions, this week brings a Q&A with Environmental Division Chair Andrea Martin whose enthusiasm, engagement and know-how capture what this division is all about. Industry News At the opening session of the  CIM Annual Conference , Mark Cutifani ...
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April 27, 2021

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UCA eNews - April 27, 2021 First In-Person Conference is in June; Reconnect at the Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference (RETC) in Las Vegas, NV. Get ready to turn off the Zoom conference calls. Re-engage, re-focus and re-charge at the upcoming in-person RETC conference,   June 13-16 , 2021   in Las Vegas, NV. Join us for a full technical program, exhibit hall and networking opportunities — all held face-to-face with appropriate health and safety measures. Learn about top-of-mind industry issues, trends and innovations to help your career trajectory. Break away from the routine ...
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Check out the April issue of the SME Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (MME) journal (free for SME members), with nine papers focusing on Managing Gangue Minerals along with more than 30 regular papers on Mining, Mineral and Metallurgical Processing, and Exploration:  Log in at smenet.org with your email address and password. Click on "Publications" in the top banner and choose "Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration journal" in the pull-down menu. Scroll down and click on the "Read the MME Journal Online" link. This takes you to the MME Springer website as an SME member with full access. To see a specific paper, use the search function or use ...
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NEWS RELEASE – April 28, 2021 Dr. Erik C. Westman receives the prestigious 2021 Mineral Industry Education Award The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) Accreditation and Curricular Issues Committee has announced that the recipient of the 2021 Mineral Industry Education Award is Dr. Erik C. Westman. Established by the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) in 1950, the award is given to recognize distinguished contributions to the advancement of mineral industry education. AIME transitioned administration of this award to SME in 2011. Dr. Erik C. Westman is recognized for being a pioneer and educator in ...
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Read the latest papers published online in the SME Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (MME) journal (free for SME members), and submit your paper:  Log in at smenet.org with your email address and password. Click on "Publications" in the top banner and choose "Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration journal" in the pull-down menu. Scroll down and click on the "Read the MME Journal Online" link. This takes you to the MME Springer website as an SME member with full access. To see a specific paper, use the search function or use the paper's  https://doi To submit your paper, go to springer.com/42461 (MME has an impact factor of 1.020 and is ...
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April 22, 2021

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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 ...
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Women In Tunneling features an exemplary female representative of the tunneling industry each month in order to amplify their experiences in the underground field. Meet Grace Lui, VP, Director Business Development at FURGO.  Grace shares her experiences in the tunneling and underground field.   What is your actual involvement in the tunneling business? Business development, marketing for Fugro with focus in the Western Region, US and Canada   How were you introduced to the tunnel industry, and why did you decide to pursue it as a career? By default/ a fluke. I worked for Jacobs Associates (aka McMillen Jacobs Associates) in the 2000’s ...
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NEWS RELEASE – April 2, 2021 Mark Baker receives the 2021 Daniel C. Jackling Award The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) is pleased to announce that Mark Baker has received the prestigious Daniel C. Jackling Award. Established in 1953 and funded by the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME), the Daniel C. Jackling Award is presented for significant contributions to technical progress in mining, geology, and geophysics. The award honors Daniel C. Jackling who was an Honorary Member of AIME and was its President in 1938. Baker is recognized for his contributions to computerized dispatch-system development ...
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March 18, 2021

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SME eNews - March 18, 2021,   view online . SME Receives Grant From AIME The American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) has approved a $1 million grant to its member Societies, which include SME, to mitigate the negative impact on Society operations associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. AIME’s four member Societies include SME and three other associations: the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). The grant will be divided equally among the ...
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Women In Tunneling features an exemplary female representative of the tunneling industry each month in order to amplify their experiences in the underground field. For April 2021, we are proud to introduce Maria Chastka, Project Engineer at Obayashi Corporation. Join us in our interview with Maria below as she shares about her day-to-day experiences as an engineer in the underground field. What is your actual involvement in the tunneling business? Currently, I am a Project Engineer for Obayashi Corporation overseeing the Newell Creek Dam Project for the City of Santa Cruz, CA.   How were you introduced to the tunnel industry, ...
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NEWS RELEASE – March 5, 2021 Dr. Emily J. Haas receives the prestigious Rossiter W. Raymond Memorial Award The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) is pleased to announce that Dr. Emily J. Haas has received the Rossiter W. Raymond Memorial Award. Established in 1945, and sponsored by the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME), the award recognizes the best paper published by AIME in a given period where the lead author is a member under 35 years of age. Dr. Emily J. Haas is recognized for her paper, “Quick fixes to improve workers’ health: Results using engineering assessment technology,” published in ...
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NEWS RELEASE – March 5, 2021 R. David Williams receives Environmental Stewardship Distinguished Service Award The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) is pleased announce that R. David Williams has received the Environmental Stewardship Distinguished Service Award. Established in 1970, and funded by the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME), the award recognizes significant contributions to environmental conservation by addition to knowledge; by the design or invention of useful equipment of procedure; or by outstanding service to governmental or private organizations devoted to any field of environmental ...
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March 4, 2021

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SME eNews - March 4, 2021,   view online . Meet New 2021 SME President William “Bill” Edgerton At tomorrow’s conclusion of the MINEXCHANGE 2021 SME Annual Conference & Expo, held virtually for the first time in the Society’s history,   Bill Edgerton   will be installed as 2021 President of SME. Edgerton’s placement as President of the Society marks another first for SME as he becomes the first SME President to come from the Underground Construction Association, a Division of SME (UCA). “I’m really excited to take on the challenge of leading the Society back from the land of ...
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NEWS RELEASE – February 25, 2021 SME Presents Industry’s Best During Annual Conference The MINEXCHANGE 2021 SME Annual Conference & Expo and CMA 123rd National Western Mining Conference kicks off virtually March 1-5, 2021. The flagship event for the Society of Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) features the most prestigious thought leaders in the mining and minerals industry. With the theme “Social License: Mining for the Future” the conference hosts a vibrant exchange of information, ideas and products. Attendees will collaborate with colleagues from across the industry and get the insights, information and tools they need to excel in an era of ...
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February 18, 2021

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SME eNews - February 18, 2021,   view online . Adapting To Bring You The Best Content and Value In This Year’s Virtual MINEXCHANGE 2021 SME Annual Conference & Expo As the proverb goes, “Necessity is the Mother of Invention” — certainly true in mining — and now we can extend that to our largest of all annual events, this year’s   MINEXCHANGE 2021 SME Annual Conference & Expo , March 1-5. Like many facets of our lives currently, the event is virtual, but attendees will get the same top-notch programming they’ve come to expect from SME, along with some added perks. In conjunction ...
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