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June 5, 2014

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Register now for NAT Conference

The 2014 North American Tunneling Conference is the largest underground construction meeting in North America. With a sold-out exhibit hall and a top level professional technical program, this is an outstanding tunneling conference that you won’t want to miss. We look forward to seeing you at the J.W. Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live from June 22-25, 2014!

SME co-sponsors TMS Diversity Summit

To save $100, register before June 28, for the First TMS Summit on Creating and Sustaining Diversity in the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Professions: Honoring the First Female Member of AIME: Ellen Swallow Richards. The Summit will be held July 29–31, 2014 at the National Academy of Sciences building in Washington, D.C.
Mining in Society Merit Badge: National Dissemination

SME is actively involved in the promotion of the new Mining in Society Boy Scout merit badge and will be reporting soon about members’ and companies’ efforts to engage Boy Scouts to earn the merit badge. Please send information and photos about your related successful activities to so they can be recognized in our report. For information about how to become involved with the Mining in Society merit badge, go to
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Call for papers:
International Conference on Hoisting and Haulage
June 21-25, Stockholm, Sweden

Call for papers:
2015 Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference
June 7-10, New Orleans, LA
Featured events & webinars
Review Course for the Professional Engineer (P.E.) Examination of Mining/Mineral Processing Engineers, 2014
September 13-17, 2014
Westin Denver Downtown
Denver, CO
Mining and the Church in Peru
Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 9 am MDT
Mario Cedron Lassus, Catholic University of Peru
Critical Minerals Conference
August 3-5, 2014
Westin Denver Downtown
Denver, CO
Methane Air Explosion Hazard within Coal Mine Gobs
Wednesday, July 15, 2014, 9 am MDT
Jürgen Brune, Colorado School of Mines
Visit the SME website for more news on meetings and webinars.
New from SME Foundation
Rong Yu Wan The Rong Yu Wan Ph.D. Dissertation Award program provides funds to support the presentation of a recent doctoral degree graduate’s research findings which are focused in the area of metallurgical engineering. This is an excellent opportunity to disseminate research findings in a venue where they will be recognized and used. More information on this program can be found on the SME website.
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Featured abstract: Modern air pollution control for iron ore induration.

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