Division Functions

SME Division Functions

SME’s distinct divisions come together to better serve the diverse needs of our members. Every year the SME divisions arrange social functions to meet new division members, connect with like-minded industry professionals, review highlights, present division awards and much more.


MINERAL & METALLURGICAL PROCESSING DIVISION AWARDS PLENARY SESSION

Monday, Feb. 24 | 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm | Phoenix Convention Center North 229AB

The Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division Annual Awards Plenary Session features lecturers from the recipients of MPD’s major awards.

Antoine M. Gaudin Award
Lecturer: John C. Gathje
In the Box or Out
Robert H. Richards Award
Lecturer: James L. Vanderbeek            
My Journey from SAG Mills to HPGRs (with some other technology stops in between)
Milton E. Wadsworth Award
Lecturer: William P. Imrie  
Reflections from a Half-century in Operations and Project Development

WAAIME DIVISION STUDENT RECEPTION

Monday, Feb. 24 | 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm| Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Encanto

The SME WAAIME Division would like to invite attendees to join them for beer & wine, light hors d’oeuvres and games to kick off the 2020 Annual Conference & Expo


HEALTH & SAFETY DIVISION BREAKFAST*

Tuesday, Feb. 25 | 7:30 am – 9:00 am | Phoenix Convention Center North 124AB
$45 per ticket

Join the SME Health & Safety Division for its inaugural division breakfast and awards presentation. Awards will be given for Individual, Operational and Research and Educational Excellence.

Speaker:
Bryan Pett
General Manager – Operational Performance Improvement
Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper

Awards Presented:
Health & Safety: Operational Excellence Award
Health & Safety: Research and Jürgen F. Brune Educational Excellence Award
Health & Safety; Individual Excellence
Health & Safety Division Past Chair 2019

Sponsored by: Rio Tinto

ENVIRONMENTAL DIVISION SILENT AUCTION

Tuesday, Feb. 25 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm | Phoenix Convention Center - SME Resource Center

Stop by the SME Resource Center in the heart of the Exhibit Hall and see what exciting things the Environmental Division is auctioning to help raise money for SME scholarships.


ENVIRONMENTAL DIVISION LUNCH*

Tuesday, Feb. 25 | Noon – 1:30 pm | Phoenix Convention Center North 224AB
$55 per ticket

Join the SME Environmental Division for its annual division lunch and silent auction. Awards will be presented for Benefactor, Environmental Distinguished Service and SME/AIME Environmental Stewardship. The Division will present awards for:

    Environmental Benefactor Award
    Environmental Distinguished Service Award
    SME/AIME Environmental Stewardship Distinguished Service Award
    Environmental Division Past Chair Award

Title Sponsors: AECOM and Foth Infrastructure & Environment LLC
Sponsors
: Stantec and Golder Associates

COAL & ENERGY DIVISION LUNCH*

Tuesday, Feb. 25 | Noon – 1:30 pm | Phoenix Convention Center North 124AB
$55 per ticket

Register to attend the annual SME Coal & Energy Division lunch and silent auction. Hear what’s to come and celebrate some of the great C&E leaders’ accomplishments. Daniel P. Connell, Vice President – Business Development & Technology at CONSOL Energy Inc. will present Unlocking the Future of Coal Across the Value Chain.

The following awards will be presented:

C&E Distinguished Service Award
Howard N. Eavenson Award
Robert M. Stefanko Best Paper Award
J.W. Woorner Young Engineer Award
C&E Division Past Chair
 

Title Sponsor: Burns & McDonnell
Supporting Sponsor: Consol Energy


INDUSTRIAL MINERALS & AGGREGATES DIVISION LUNCH*

Tuesday, Feb. 25 | Noon – 2:00 pm | Phoenix Convention Center North 229AB
$55 per ticket

Join the SME Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division at the annual division lunch as the following awards are recognized:

A. Frank Alsobrook Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Distinguished Service Award
Outstanding Young Scientist Award
Robert W. Piekarz – Aggregates Award – A
Robert W. Piekarz – Industrial Minerals Award – I
IM&AD Past Chair Award
 

Supporting Sponsor: Golder Associates, Herpfer Family and USG Corp


MINERAL & METALLURGICAL PROCESSING DIVISION STUDENT POSTER CONTEST

Wednesday, Feb. 26 | 8:00 am – Noon | Phoenix Convention Center North 224AB Foyer

The poster entries are displayed before the Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division Lunch in the lobby outside the lunch ballroom, and the students are available to answer questions. The winners are announced during the lunch.


MINERAL & METALLURGICAL PROCESSING DIVISION LUNCH*

Wednesday, Feb. 26 | Noon – 1:30 pm | Phoenix Convention Center North 224AB
$55 per ticket

Join the SME Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division at the annual division lunch. The lunch talk featured this year is by David R. Hammond of Hammond International Group on "U.S. Rare Earths in 2020: Misconceptions, Dreams and Realities."

The MPD will also be presenting or recognizing the following awards:

2018 Antoine M. Gaudin Award
2019 Antoine M. Gaudin Award
Robert H. Richards Award
Milton E. Wadsworth Award
Arthur F. Taggart Awards
MPD Outstanding Young Engineer Award
Mill Gentleman of Distinction Award, with Mill Man Poem
Frank F. Aplan Award
James Douglas Gold Medal Award

 

Title Sponsor: M3 Engineering
Supporting SponsorAUSENCO and Molycop


MINING & EXPLORATION DIVISION LUNCH AND SILENT AUCTION*

Wednesday, Feb. 26 | Noon – 2:00 pm | Phoenix Convention Center North 124AB
$55 per ticket

The Mining & Exploration Division would like welcomes attendees to join the lunch and silent auction as they recognize recipients of the following awards:

Mining & Exploration Division Distinguished Service Award
Ben F. Dickerson III Award
Daniel C. Jackling Award
Outstanding Young Professional Award
Robert Peele Memorial Award
Program Area Manager – Geosciences
Program Area Manager – Operations
Program Area Manager – Innovations & Technologies
Program Area Manager – Management
Miner of the Year Award
William L. Saunders Gold Medal
Mining & Exploration Division Past Chair Award
Rock Mechanics Award
 

Supporting SponsorHitachi MiningStantec Consulting and Integra Resources
Table Sponsor: Epiroc


**Attendees must register to purchase tickets for MineXchange social functions. Multiple tickets for each event may be purchased.