Student Chapter Membership Challenge


• Student Chapter Faculty Sponsors
• Student Chapter President and Officers
• Student Chapter Section Counselor


The Membership Challenge of 2019 is a recruitment contest between student chapters occurring June 1 to October 1, 2019. This contest is intended to challenge student members to recruit new students to join the student chapter and become SME members.


The Challenge dates are June 1 to October 1, 2019. Winners will be notified by December 30, 2019 and in Mining Engineering magazine in April 2020.


Winners will be recognized with a monetary award, an article in Mining Engineering and mentioned at the SME Annual Conference & Expo.
Cash rewards are:

USD $300 – the Student Chapter with the highest number of NEW MEMBERS
USD $200– the Student Chapter with the 2nd highest number of NEW MEMBERS
USD $100– the Student Chapter with the 3rd highest number of NEW MEMBERS

Rules and Procedures:

• Only new member recruits will count toward the chapter growth.
• A chapter must have 10 active members and recruit at least 10 new members to be eligible for the challenge.
• The Student Chapter can submit the applications each week of the contest to SME.
• Applications will be processed as quickly as possible.
SME will provide a recap sheet that you can use to submit your applications each week.
• A chapter cannot win in more than one category.
• Payments must be submitted with applications.
• Applications and payments postmarked after October 1, 2019 will not be eligible for the contest.


A Grand Prize of USD $400 will be awarded to the student chapter with the highest total percentage of renewals and new members signed up June 1 through October 1, 2019. Any chapter that recruits 25 or more new members will be awarded a bonus of USD $250 for their effort!

The application review process takes up to two weeks so students should be encouraged to apply early. It is also extremely important that students fill out the application completely – supplying date of birth, majors, expected graduation date, address and email address.

If you have any questions please contact the SME Student Membership at 303-948-4227 or by email at students@

Submit Student Challenge Recap Form

Printable Student Challenge Recap Form
Student Membership Challenge Brochure (ENG)
Student Membership Challenge Brochure (ESP)

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