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For those interested in automation, autonomous vehicles, AI, data-analytics and more, what sessions at the SME Annual Conference will you be attending? Find all SME Annual Conference sessions here .
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Read the December Special Issue on Miner Health and Safety of 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 link. To submit your journal paper for peer review, go to springer.com/42461. MME has an impact ...
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Submit your paper to the SME   Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration   (MME) journal at springer.com/42461. MME has an impact factor of 1.020 and is abstracted and indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science), Scopus, Google Scholar, Ebsco, ProQuest and many more. To read MME papers (free for SME members):  First, go to smenet.org/ and l ogin with your email address and password. Then, go to https://www.smenet.org/Professional-Development/Publications/Mining-Metallurgy-Exploration 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 ...
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Submit your paper to the SME   Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration   (MME) journal! MME has an impact factor of 1.020 and is abstracted and indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science), Scopus, Google Scholar, Ebsco, ProQuest and many more. Read this month's newly published papers (free for SME members):  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 ...
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The Vol. 37, No. 5 (October 2020) issue of Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (MME) is online, with 33 papers spanning the mining and mineral industry and 10 winning posters from the MPD Student Poster Contest. Access the issue for free as an SME member!  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 ...
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Stay on the cutting edge. Read the SME   Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (MME) journal technical papers as they come online (free for SME members):  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 banner. To see a specific paper, ...
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Women In Tunneling features an exemplary female representative of the tunneling industry each month in order to highlight the significance of having diversity in the underground field. For September 2020, we are proud to introduce Marlene Wong, Senior Geotechnical Engineer at Stantec. Join us in our interview with Wong below as she shares a few genuine and hilarious anecdotes about her day-to-day experiences as a Senior in the underground field. What is your actual involvement in the tunneling business? I am a geotechnical engineer in the Tunnels and Trenchless group at Stantec. My tunneling project experience includes geotechnical investigations ...
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September 24, 2020

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How Your MINEXCHANGE SME Conference & Expo Experience Will Look in 2021 All the facets of the Annual Conference that are important to you will still be there: technical sessions on-demand and live, a full exhibit hall, preprints proceedings, committee and division meetings, awards and scholarships, and more. Before the pandemic, in-person conferences and exhibits were the norm. Not anymore. As we adapt to the new realities of social distancing and masks, conferences are taking to cyberspace. We interviewed   Cori Knasinski , SME’s Director of Meetings, to give you an advance look at some of the ways the MINEXCHANGE SME Annual Conference & Expo will ...
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September 10, 2020

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How to Get Involved in Local Sections and Student Chapters. As an SME member, have you ever wanted to get involved on a more local level? If so, consider joining a current SME Section or possibly starting one. With some 46 Professional Sections and 78 Student Chapters already in place both nationally and internationally, they are a great additional resource, outlet and way to engage with other SME members with similar industry interests. Industry News Rio Tinto’s Kennecott copper mine near Salt Lake City, UT recently became the first copper producer to be awarded the Copper Mark, the copper industry’s new independently ...
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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 critical ...
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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 which ...
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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 based ...
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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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