Minefill is recognized as an integral component of most underground mining operations. The stability of and safety within underground mines are enhanced by the design, operation and control of mine fill systems. The 12th International Symposium on Mining with Backfill will focus on the application of mine backfill technologies including planning, design, operations and research.February 19-22, 2017 | Colorado Convention Center | Denver, CO
With impending and burgeoning societal challenges affecting both developed and emerging nations, the global engineering community has a responsibility and an opportunity to truly make a difference by contributing to sustainable development through engineering solutions. This symposium will focus on approaches for providing the resources and materials needed to meet basic societal needs in critical areas of minerals and metals, energy, water, transportation and housing through the circular economy, which is an alternative to a traditional linear economy (make, use, dispose).February 18-19, 2017 | Hyatt Regency Denver | Denver, CO
The mission of the SME Foundation is to be the source of funding for education and outreach of SME and the community it serves. The SME Foundation fulfills its mission by supporting projects that disseminate mining/mineral information and technology worldwide; encourage professional development; educate children, teachers, and the public about the significant role that the minerals industry plays in their everyday lives; build consensus for a strong, environmentally sound minerals industry in the United States and the world; and support of college-level students and programs meeting industry demands for engineers and researchers in the future.
Next year marks the 100th anniversary of the formation of WAAIME. During those 100 years, WAAIME has worked closely with schools from around the world to provide annual scholarships. Originally the Women's Auxiliary to the American Institute of Mining Engineers, WAAIME was established in 1917 and in 2008 became a Division of SME. The Celebration will be held during the SME 2017 Annual Conference & Expo at the Headquarters Hotel.