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July 23, 2015

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Washington Updates
Engineering Competency Model Developed

SME, in partnership with the American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES), has announced the release of the Engineering Competency Model. Developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, the four-tiered universal template depicts key personal, academic, workplace and technical skills essential for success in the engineering industries. SME is seeking volunteers to expand the tool by identifying and incorporating mining industry-specific competencies as Tier V.

Read the SME news release here.
Read the AAES online article here.

To volunteer your mining engineering, mineral processing or environmental engineering expertise, and to serve on a committee for the template expansion project, please contact Dr. Andrew P. Schissler, P.E.

Engineering Competency Model
Deadline to submit abstracts for SME Annual Conference
A call for papers has been issued for the SME Annual Conference & Expo, February 21-24, 2016, Phoenix, AZ. The deadline for submitting abstracts through Abstract Central is Monday, August 3, 2015. The conference theme is “The Future for Mining in a Data-Driven World.” Please access the portal through SME Annual Conference & Expo
Featured events & webinars
Environmental Considerations In Energy Production
Registration is Now Open!
Sept. 20-23, 2015
Omni William Penn
Pittsburgh, PA
UCA Webinar: Tunnel Engineering Challenges and Opportunities on the Devil’s Slide Project
July 29, 2015, 1:00 pm MT
Paul Madsen, Project Manager, Kiewit Infrastructure Co.
UCA webinars are funded by the UCA Division of SME and are provided at no cost to participants.
Cutting Edge Conference
Urban Tunneling
Sept. 21-23, 2015
Grand Hyatt Denver
Denver, CO
Webinar: Applying Optimized Underground Production Schedules in the Real World
July 30, 2015, 2:00 pm MT
Andrea Brickey, Associate Professor, South Dakota School of Mines
30th Florida SME & Dryer Conference
Registration is Now Open!
October 7-8, 2015
Lakeland Center
Lakeland, FL
Longhole Stope Mining: Mass Blast Project Phase 2 (Training and Implementation)
August 4, 2015, 2:00 pm MT
Sean Dereski, Planning Engineer-Turquoise Ridge JV, Barrick
Visit the SME website for more news on meetings and webinars.
What’s Happening in the SME Foundation?
The recipients of the first Miners Give Back grant have issued an update on the project to provide the community of Las Mojarras, Guatemala with running water and improved sanitation. Read this uplifting report and more in the July issue of the SME Foundation Newsletter.
Don’t miss the PE Review Course
Are you, or someone you know, planning to take the 2015 Mining/Mineral Processing Professional Engineer Examination in October? If so, be prepared and register for the 2015 P.E. Review Course, September 26-30, 2015 at the Hilton St. Louis (MO) Airport hotel. Registrations are being accepted until August 26.
2015 SME Guide to Minerals & Materials Science Schools
2015 SME Guide to Minerals & Materials Science Schools


This exclusive SME publication contains invaluable information about U.S. schools of higher education with an engineering curriculum. The 2015 edition is available in the SME Bookstore for $30.

Vote for your favorite engineering video

The videos competing for the National Academy of Engineering’s People’s Choice Award in the “Engineering for You 2” (E4U2) contest have been selected. Watch and vote for your favorite by visiting Voting deadline is August 3, 2015.
National Academy of Engineering
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: Characterization and removal of iron from pyrophyllite ore for industrial applications.

Check out the latest offerings from SME eLearning.

Featured article: Sierra Gorda Chile’s copper-molybdenum operation.
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