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Early Bird Registration Still Open | Speakers Announced for the UPSME 2022 Conference

  • 1.  Early Bird Registration Still Open | Speakers Announced for the UPSME 2022 Conference

    Posted 09-16-2022 12:35 PM
    Need to earn PDHs?
    Want to stay connected with local minerals industry professionals?
    Looking for the facts regarding mining projects in the Great Lakes Region?
    Hoping to meet some of the new talent entering the industry?

    to attend the 2022 UPSME Technical Conference being held at the Continental Fire Company Building. The Houghton, MI historic site was built in 1883 and was the original home of the Michigan Mining School. We anticipate a full day (8 AM to 5 PM) of events and the UP Section business meeting for those interested in working with us in the future.

    The current presentation roster includes:
    Stan Vitton | Barr Engineering | Design of the White Pine Mine Bulkheads

    Wilhelm Greuer | Stantec | Post Pillar Recovery of Silver Ore

    Alex Williams | WSP | Line 5 Tunnel Project Update

    Mary Ann Alvin | Department of Energy | U.S. Domestic Rare Earth Elements And Critical Minerals - Sponsored by the Henry Krumb Lecture Series at SME

    David Porter | Eagle Mine | Pre-Split Blasting

    TBA | Gold Resources | Back Forty Mine Update

    Kathryn Marlor | Department of Labor | The New Silica Standard from MSHA

    Bob Mahin | Gold Resources | UP Geology

    We are also finalizing presentations from Michigan Technological University students who are entering the SME-related workforce this year.

    Your registration will include breakfast, a morning break, lunch, and an afternoon break.


    Nathan Manser PHD
    Professor of Practice of Geological and Mining Engineering
    Michigan Tech University
    Houghton MI United States