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April 16, 2015

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Ph.D. Fellowship and Career Development Grant Program

SME and the SME Foundation have launched a two-fold initiative to mitigate the challenges threatening the long-term viability of U.S. mining schools offering degrees in mining engineering, mineral processing or extractive metallurgy. Applications for funding are being accepted until April 30:
  • $60,000/year Ph.D. Fellowship Grants
  • $100,000/year Academic Career Development Grants
Information on the grants program and application guidelines can be found at

SME Academic Grants Program
Mining Finance Conference
“Mining Finance: Improving Profitability in the Mining Industry” is a must-attend conference for industry professionals who want to get current on issues that affect mining finance, investment and strategic planning.
April 26-28, 2015, Princeton Club, New York, NY.
Mining Finance Conference
Featured events & webinars
Rapid Excavation & Tunneling Conference
June 7-10, 2015
Sheraton New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Webinar: Separation Reagents: Defoamers, Dewatering Aids, Dust Control Reagents
Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 9 am MT
Guoxin Wang, ArrMaz
APCOM 2015
May 23-27, 2015
Westmark Fairbanks Conference Center
Fairbanks, AK
UCA Webinar: Current Research Projects at Colorado School of Mines
Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 12 pm MT
Ali Nazem and Kevin Schaeffer, Doctoral Candidates at CSM
UCA webinars are funded by the UCA Division of SME and are provided at no cost to participants.
Hoist & Haul Conference
Registration is Now Open
June 21-25, 2015
Clarion Hotel Sign
Stockholm, Sweden
Webinar: Facilitating Reagents: Dispersants, Enhancers & Antiscalants
Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 9 am MT
SA Ravishankar, Cytec Industries
Visit the SME website for more news on meetings and webinars.
Call for Nominations for 2015 Awards
SME is now accepting nominations for recognition awards for outstanding individual and group achievements in the minerals industry. Completed nominations are due by June 1, 2015. Nomination forms and guidelines can be found here.
SME Award Nominations
The 2015 Mineral Baby has Arrived!
2015 Mineral Baby The 2015 Mineral Baby iconic graphic shows examples of the 3.11 million pounds of minerals, metals and fuels the average American will need in their lifetime. We all rely on these minerals to maintain our lifestyles and health.
New from the SME Bookstore
Mineria Explicada
Mineria Explicada

The Spanish version of Mining Explained.
Orebody Modeling & Strategic Mine Planning
Orebody Modelling & Strategic Mine Planning
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.

Minerals and Metallurgical Processing journal

Featured abstract: Direct reduction of magnesium oxide to magnesium using thermal plasma technology.
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Mining Engineering magazine

Featured article: Exploration sampling; The key to better mining projects.
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