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May 14, 2015

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Washington Updates
APCOM 2015

It’s not too late to register for the 37th International Symposium on the Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Mineral Industry (APCOM 2015) to be held in Fairbanks, Alaska, May 23-27, 2015. Technical programs for this dynamic symposium are designed to facilitate and promote the application of computers and operations research in the minerals industry.

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APCOM 2015
Deadline to submit nominations for 2015 SME Awards
SME is accepting nominations until June 1, 2015 for recognition awards for outstanding individual and group achievements in the minerals industry. Nomination forms and guidelines can be found here.

2015 Jackling Award recipient Murray Hitzman receiving his award from William Wilkinson at the SME Annual Conference.

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Featured events & webinars
World Tunnel Congress 2015
May 22-28, 2015
Lacroma Valamar Congress Center
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Webinar: Flotation Reagents: Collectors, Frothers & Modifiers
Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 9:00 am MT
D.R. Nagaraj, Cytec Industries
Rapid Excavation & Tunneling Conference
June 7-10, 2015
Sheraton New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
UCA Webinar: Urban Underground Construction in Glacial Deposits
Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 10:00 am MT
Glen Frank, PE, Project Manager, Jay Dee Contractors
UCA webinars are funded by the UCA Division of SME and are provided at no cost to participants.
Visit the SME website for more news on meetings and webinars.
Online Global Encyclopedia of Ore Deposits
SME is a Foundation Sponsor of Data Metallogenica, a web-based global encyclopedia of ore deposits built by AMIRA International for the mining industry and associated institutions.
SME members enjoy a discounted subscription of $100 for unlimited access and downloads. For more information, please visit the SME Community or AMIRA at Online Global Encyclopedia of Ore Deposits
SME Sponsors Leadership Training
Emerging Leaders Alliance
The Emerging Leaders Alliance cross-disciplinary leadership training program will be held November 8-11, 2015 in Reston, VA. Interested SME members between the ages of 25 and 35 should contact Mona at by July 17 for information and guidelines.
Safety Tip: Fall Protection
The month of May marks OSHA's National Fall Prevention Stand-Down, a campaign to reduce the number of falls in construction and the workplace. Watch this safety video on fall protection produced by Vivid Learning Systems. Vivid Learning Systems
Offshore Technology Conference a Huge Success
Offshore Technology Conference More than 94,700 attendees from 130 countries gathered at the annual conference in Houston, TX, May 4-7, demonstrating OTC’s position as the leading forum for the safe, environmentally friendly and sustainable development of offshore oil and gas resources. SME is a sponsoring organization of OTC and held a technical session on Deep Sea Mining. The sold-out exhibition was the largest in show history at 695,005 ft², including massive outdoor exhibits. To see a slide show of the event, visit
Washington Updates & Noteworthy News
SME is dedicated to providing you with the latest mining news, from daily headlines at Mining Engineering Online to our technical journal Minerals & Metallurgical Processing to our Government and Public Affairs coverage.

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