Carolinas SME Section

Carolina SME Section Update

  • 1.  Carolina SME Section Update

    Posted 04-24-2020 03:59 PM

    Hello Carolina Section,


    I hope that everyone is in good health as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transcend throughout the country. In order to get through this time, we must all do our part to continue with social distancing and proper hygiene related practices.


    Many states are starting to ease restrictions of non-essential businesses allowing residents to return to restaurants, salons, gyms, etc. Before we plan to re-schedule the annual meeting we had initially planned for today April 24th 2020, we will be monitoring the public's health related to eased restrictions to determine if it is safe to plan for another meeting this year. The postponed meeting was to be scheduled for sometime in the fall, but that is to be determined.


    I was initially planning on presenting a group survey at this year's technical meeting related to the structure of the section and the needs of the members. Instead, I have provided links to two surveys below:


    If each of you could take a brief moment to answer these questions, it would be very much appreciated. The more feedback that is collected, the better the Carolina section can be structured to benefit each of the members. Thank you in advance!


    I look forward to seeing you all at this year's re-scheduled (hopefully) technical conference!


    Please remember, we are all in this together and we will get through this together.

    Stay healthy and safe,


    Valerie Hickman, Section Chair

    Valerie Hickman
    Mining Engineer
    Raleigh NC United States
    (919)783-4629 EXT 4629