A Student Chapter’s Annual Report is more than just a contest submission, it should serve as a concise representation of a Chapter’s achievements. The Report is equivalent to a report to the SME Board of Directors and should be produced as such. It should be professional in appearance, presentation and content. The quality of the physical report as well as its contents is evaluated. Reports should include elements of any quality written document including; correct English usage, formatting, layout, appearance, and integrity of data when compared to summary.
The winning chapter receives a $500 cash award, a certificate of recognition and a ticket to the awards banquet at the SME annual conference. The winning chapter also receives a travel allowance of up to $500 to offset travel expenses related to the meeting. The three runner-up chapters receive certificates of recognition. All entrants are recognized in Mining Engineering magazine.
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MEC Student Chapter Award
The MEC Student Chapter Award is given by the Minerals Education Coalition for the Student Chapter's educational outreach program, community service and/or other educational outreach activities. The MEC Student Chapter Education Outreach Award Committee will select the winner from their online application and award a $250 check to the Student Chapter and up to two tickets to the SME/AIME Awards Banquet with VIP seating. The winning chapter also receives a travel allowance of up to $500 to offset travel expenses related to the SME Annual Conference & Expo.