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October 02, 2014

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Washington Updates
Mining Education is Critical to the Industry’s Future

The state of mining education in the United States is one of the critical issues facing the industry. During the past year, Mining Engineering conducted interviews with topic experts in academia and the mining and mineral processing industries to get a range of thoughts about the state of mining education and the looming skills shortage for the lead feature in the October issue of Mining Engineering. See what they had to say in this month'sissue, online now at www.MiningEngineeringMagazine.com.

OneMine.org® Welcomes CIM as New Partner

The partner societies of OneMine, Inc. and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) are pleased to announce a new alliance as CIM joins the international digital mining library, OneMine.org®. CIM members will now have access to, and will be contributing their expertise to, the world-class information contained in OneMine.org® which is targeted specifically to the needs of professionals in mining and minerals-related fields.
SME’s Mining Engineering Congressional Fellow

SME’s first Mining Engineering Congressional Fellow, Joshua Hoffman, Ph.D., P.E., began his one-year assignment as a mining resource adviser to the staff of the House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources on October 1. With his knowledge of mining, mineral processing and mined product applications, Dr. Hoffman will make practical contributions as they relate to the environment, natural resources and federal science policy.
Featured events & webinars
Cutting Edge 2014, Groundwater Control for Tunneling
November 3-4, 2014
Westin Times Square Hotel
New York City, NY
Webinar: Operations Management: How Hearing and Responding to a Workforce Created a Top Performing Mine Operation
Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 2:00 pm MDT
Gary Buchan, NIOSH
Global Mining Standards & Guidelines Group, SMART Learning Seminar
October 6-7, 2014
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Webinar: Asking Key Questions to Speed SX Reagent Development: Two Case Studies, LiX 87QN and XI-57
Thursday, October 16, 2014, 11:00 am MDT
Gary Kordosky
Visit the SME website for more news on meetings and webinars.
Attention Students – Deadlines Approaching!
SME Scholarships – Application Deadline in two weeks

Applications for SME Division and SME Foundation Scholarships must be completed and submitted via our online portal by 11:59 pm MDT on Wednesday, October 15, 2014.

(NOTE: This deadline does not apply to the WAAIME Scholarship or UCA of SME Executive Committee Scholarship. Those deadlines are December 1 and January 1, respectively.)
SME Student Chapter
Membership Challenge

The Membership Challenge of 2014 is a recruitment contest between SME student chapters occurring September 1 - October 31, 2014. This contest is intended to challenge student members to recruit new students to join the student chapter and become SME members. Winning chapters will be recognized with a monetary award, an article in Mining Engineering and mentioned at the SME Annual Conference. For applications, contact Mona Vandervoort at 303-948-4227 or vandervoort@smenet.org.
Registration & Housing Now Open



Arizona Conference 2014

December 7-8, 2014
JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort
Tucson, AZ


2015 SME Annual Conference & Expo / CMA 117th National Western Mining Conference

February 15-18, 2015
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO



SME Foundation Annual Gala Dinner

Tickets available with online Annual Conference registration.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Hyatt Regency
Denver, CO
New from MEC

SMEF

 

The new poster from MEC, Iron Mining and Processing for Electrical Uses, traces the path of mining and processing taconite ore for use in electrical applications, and provides a colorful, informative piece for teachers to display in the classroom. The poster is available for purchase online at www.MineralsEducationCoalition.org/store, and is a companion piece to the Iron in Our Electrical World video. Both are designed to enhance high school curricula in geology, chemistry, physics and engineering.

MEC Aggregates Teacher Guide

 

The MEC’s new online Aggregates Teacher Guide at www.MineralsEducationCoalition.org/k-12-education will help K-12 teachers get the most out of all of MEC’s aggregates-related materials, and will highlight the MEC as a valuable source for aggregates educational materials and help to raise the profile of the aggregates industry within SME.

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.



Featured abstract: Coal-based direct reduction and magnetic separation of lump hematite ore
Tunneling & Underground Construction magazine

Check out the latest issue of T&UC.
Online at http://uca.smenet.org/tuc/.
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