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Hoist and Haul 2015
Join us to learn the latest developments and technologies that are being used in shaft hoisting and underground transportation in the underground world! Register now to join us for this exciting conference and the opportunity to participate in once in a lifetime site visits. Hotel rooms are filling up fast be sure to book your room now.
PhD and Career Grants
THE APPLICATION PERIOD HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MAY 7 for the PhD Fellowship and Academic Career Development Grant Program. When fully implemented, the Program will be disbursing $1.4 million in grants annually.
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 on the SME Awards page.
2015 RETC
Registration is now open for the 2015 RETC conference. You can learn more about what all the conference has to offer online now! Exhibit sales are currently open for the 2015 RETC Conference. Be sure to book your space before we sell out.
2015 Cutting Edge Conference: Urban Tunneling
With more than 80% of the US population currently residing in urban areas; and an anticipated population increase of 40% predicted by 2050 the demand for improved underground utilities and transportation infrastructure is rapidly becoming one of the major challenges facing the nation. Learn more about this at the 2015 Cutting Edge Conference!
Donate or Volunteer: NSTA Area Conferences
Improving the public perception of mining is essential to the future of our industry. Volunteer at or donate materials to the 2015 NSTA Area Conferences:

• October 22 – 24: Reno, NV
• November 12 – 14: Philadelphia, PA
• December 3 – 5: Kansas City, MO

At these conferences, we will reach 1,500 teachers. If you are able to donate materials or volunteer at the event, contact Rachel Grimes at or 303-948-4247.
2015 Mineral Usage Statistics
Updated annually, the 2015 Mineral Baby depicts some of the commodities that encompass the 3.11 million pounds of minerals, metals and fuels the average American will need in their lifetime. Download this graphic and share it with others, letting them know about the importance of mining and minerals!
SME Podcast - Thought Series
The mining industry’s foremost thought leaders join SME to discuss the most important topics facing the industry today
World Tunnel Congress
The United States will host the World Tunnel Congress in 2016 in San Francisco, CA. Visit our website for more information.
Minerals Education Coalition Educational Resources Tutorial
Products you use every day like cell phones and TVs have mineral components that come from mining. What kind of minerals are used in creating technology and why? Does my country mine the minerals needed for my lifestyle or must they be imported? View this video to learn more about the importance of mining and minerals in everyday life and the resources available at
SME News Release
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