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The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) announced today that MINEXCHANGE 2021, the SME Annual Conference & Expo and CMA 123rd National Western Mining Conference, will move to a fully virtual format March 1-5, 2021. Mining's most anticipated technical conference will bring fresh perspectives from around the world on a range of hot topics including COVID recovery, critical minerals, tailings management and water issues, connecting with attendees directly at their home, office or jobsite. “Unique circumstances require some bold decisions to ensure the mining and minerals community continues to exchange important technical information ...
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Twelve new Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration  (MME) journal technical papers have just been published in Springer’s Online First. As an SME member, you get to read and download them for free! Go to   www.smenet.org/login   . Sign in with your email address and password. Hover your mouse over "Publications and Resources" in the top banner. Click on "Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (MME) Journal" in the pull-down menu. Scroll down and click on the "Read the MME Journal Online" button. This takes you to the MME Springer website   as an SME member with full access . To see published issues, click on “Browse Volumes & Issues” in the blue ...
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Release Date:   8/12/2020 SME: Providing Financial Support to Mining Students Worldwide SME Scholarship Season Opens Soon The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME), its divisions and affiliates offer multiple scholarships to SME student members who seek a career in the mining, mineral and tunneling industries. SME will be accepting applications for the 2020 scholarship season September 1 through October 15, 2020. Last year more than $400,000 in scholarships were awarded by SME Divisions, the SME Foundation, WAAIME, and the Underground Construction Association (UCA). Additionally, several memorial scholarships have been created to ...
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Release Date:   7/31/2020 SME to Host Health & Safety Certification Review Course The Industry’s Leading Health & Safety Certification The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) will be conducting a three-day Certified Mine Safety Professional (CMSP) Review Course September 17-19, 2020 at its headquarters in Denver, CO. This high-level review course will aid individuals in preparing for the CMSP Examinations which will be held at a later date. The CMSP Review Course will be available for an in-person event or virtual experience. The in-person course will have the appropriate social distancing and personal safety practices. ...
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Release Date:   7/23/2020 UCA Announces 2020 Award Recipients Denver, Colo.   - The Underground Construction Association, a Division of SME (UCA), is pleased to announce the recipients of its top awards: Lifetime Achievement, Outstanding Educator, Outstanding Individual, and Project of the Year. The UCA Lifetime Achievement Award   recognizes outstanding achievements in the underground design and construction industry, including seeking advances in new methods and materials, and advancing the public understanding and concurrence with the beneficial uses of underground space. This year three Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented to these exceptional ...
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Release Date:   7/16/2020 UCA Announces Website Resources for Underground Construction & Tunneling Workforce Denver, Colo.   - The next generation of underground engineers have a new educational resource in   Down For That , a website from the Underground Construction Association, a division of SME (UCA). Down For That is an initiative that informs students about the underground industry through numerous resources and provides opportunities for them to get involved. The website is designed to be a one-stop resource for students, professors and industry professionals to gain knowledge and share information on the underground construction and tunneling ...
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Release Date:   7/9/2020 SME Hosts Mining/Mineral Processing Licensure Review Course Engineers will prepare for the October 2020 P.E. Exam The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) will host the Professional Engineer Exam Review Course September 12-16, at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. The review course provides an overall assessment of the subjects that will be covered in the licensure exam in October 2020. The review course is a 5-day class covering each of the examination subject topics, terminology, concepts and also provides a multitude of information and sources for executing the licensure exam. College professors ...
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Release Date:   6/5/2020 SME Foundation Assists Mining Professors in Reaching Tenure Program Supports U.S. Mining & Minerals Educators The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Foundation (SMEF) is pleased to announce two more successful outcomes of its highly regarded Academic Grant Program. Dr. Jaeheon Lee achieved tenure at the University of Arizona on April 30, and Dr. Aaron Noble achieved tenure at Virginia Tech on June 3. The Academic Career Development Grant provides Assistant or Associate Professors with the financial support needed to better participate in activities such as research, publication, and professional service ...
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Release Date:   4/24/2020 International Conference on Ground Control in Mining Designed to Promote Communication in Ground Control Research The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) is pleased to present the   International Conference on Ground Control in Mining   (ICGCM), which will be held July 28-30, 2020 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Canonsburg, PA. The new location provides better travel options, easy access and improved amenities. The three-day symposium will be attended by practitioners from across the globe. Dr. Syd S. Peng created the ICGCM in 1981 to provide a forum to promote communication among stakeholders including ...
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Release Date:   4/20/2020 SME Subsurface Extraction Publication Hits the Shelves Analysis of Current In Situ Metal Recovery & Remediation Technologies As the leading international resource for technical information about mining and related industries, the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) is pleased to announce its newest publication   In Situ Recovery & Remediation of Metals . Written by Dr. Drummond Earley III, a mining professional with more than 30 years of public research and private consulting experience, this book provides a state-of-the-art synopsis of in situ metal recovery and remediation technologies ...
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Release Date:   4/15/2020 NAT 2020 Conference Canceled The Underground Construction Association of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (UCA of SME) is disappointed to announce that the North America Tunneling (NAT) 2020 Conference originally scheduled to be held June 7-10 in Nashville, TN, has been canceled. It is with the safety of all involved, coupled with the uncertainty of what business and travel environments will look like in June that the difficult decision was made to cancel this bi-annual event. One of the core values of the UCA of SME is health and safety, so it is even more critical that we take measures to stay true to our ...
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Women in Tunneling (WIT) Observes Women in Construction Week UCA of SME Affiliate Tours Texas Project In celebration of Women in Construction Week, Women in Tunneling (WIT), an affiliate of the Underground Construction Association of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration ( UCA of SME ), held their first tunnel tour. Atkinson Construction hosted the group at their San Antonio, Texas, project on February 15, 2020. The project includes the construction of three tunnel drives, one open cut, and five shafts for the installation of 10,550 feet of 54” welded steel pipe. Led by Atkinson's Audrey Housson (field engineer) and Lizan Gilbert (Preconstruction ...
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Release Date:   3/5/2020 SME MN Conference is Designed for the Iron Ore Industry #1 Minerals Conference in the Midwest The SME Minnesota Conference is the only conference with a focus on the developments, technology, trends and innovations directly affecting the Midwest minerals market. The annual conference will be held at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, April 6-8, 2020. Featuring a wide variety of technical sessions and speakers combined with an expansive exhibit hall, the SME Minnesota Conference attracts hundreds of iron ore and mining industry professionals. This annual conference features a progressive program examining the impact ...
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Release Date:   2/25/2020 Rio Tinto partners with the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Rio Tinto and the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) announced today a multiyear partnership that will provide valuable professional development opportunities to Rio Tinto employees. The announcement came at SME's Annual Conference & Expo in Phoenix, Arizona, among representatives from both organizations. This agreement will allow Rio Tinto employees to benefit from the full range of services offered by SME, a leading professional association with 14,000 members worldwide, including access to high-quality technical content and ...
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Release Date:   1/21/2020 SME to Explore Executives' Role in Tailings Management Reducing Risk to Preserve our Social License to Operate Top executives from major mining companies will be discussing their strategies for mine tailings management in a changing environment at the opening Keynote Session at the MineXchange 2020 SME Annual Conference. The increasing number of tailings dam failures worldwide is causing significant global reactions that will have a lasting impact on how the mining industry manages its mineral processing wastes. SME is tackling this issue head-on at MineXchange 2020 SME Annual Conference & Expo, February 23-26, 2020 at ...
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Release Date:   11/20/2019 SME Salutes National Miners Day December 6 is National Miners Day, a day designated by Congress to honor the contributions and sacrifices of the miners who have helped make America strong. SME will honor this day with a Thank You to all SME members working in the mining industry, as we take a moment to remember those who have given so much to this important community. Today, more than 325,000 miners work in nearly 13,000 mines across the nation to extract minerals from the Earth that play critical roles in the quality of American lives. Everything we depend on is either made from minerals or relies on minerals for its production; ...
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Release Date:   11/13/2019 Empire CAT Donates Truck for SME Foundation Raffle Proceeds Support Critical Education, Outreach & Professional Development Programs In an effort to drive a new fundraising effort of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Foundation (SMEF) forward,   Empire CAT   of Phoenix, AZ, has donated a 2020 GMC Sierra 2500 SLT Diesel truck valued at $70,000 as the grand prize for the SMEF Benefit Truck Raffle. "Empire CAT has shown exceptional generosity to the Foundation by donating this unique vehicle for the Foundation’s benefit raffle,” said SME Executive Director David L. Kanagy. “Their contribution will ...
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Release Date:   10/30/2019 SME Arizona Conference Brings Leading Speakers to Regional Mining Community Registration Now Open for This Unique Program Registration is now open for the 2019 SME Arizona Conference, hosted by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, in Tucson, Arizona, December 8-9, 2019. This two-day conference hosts some of the most powerful speakers, engaging technical sessions and influential authors in the mining industry. The conference also provides technical updates from projects in the Southwest United States and Mexico, and region-specific sessions, speakers and activities. The Keynote Speaker is Dr. Dirk Van ...
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Release Date:   10/23/2019 UCA of SME 2019 Cutting Edge Conference Advances in Tunneling Technology The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) is pleased to announce the Cutting Edge Conference, hosted by the Underground Construction Association of SME (UCA of SME) and North American Tunneling Journal, will be held November 18-29, 2019, at the Hilton Miami Downtown in Miami, FL. “The Cutting Edge Conference is one of the many ways UCA of SME promotes responsible development and use of underground space and facilities,” said SME Executive Director David L. Kanagy. “In addition to the high-end keynote and technical sessions, the conference ...
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Release Date:   9/18/2019 SME is Now Accepting Scholarship Applications Providing support to mining students worldwide The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME), its divisions and affiliates offer multiple scholarships to SME student members who seek a career in the mining and minerals industries. SME is accepting applications for the 2019 scholarship season through October 15, 2019. More than $400,000 in scholarships will be awarded by SME Divisions, the SME Foundation, the Women’s Auxiliary to AIME (WAAIME), and the Underground Construction Association of SME (UCA of SME). Additionally, several memorial scholarships have been created ...
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