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SME Honors Engineers at Annual Conference

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SME Honors Engineers at Annual Conference

Partners with 120 other organizations during Engineers Week

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) is promoting engineering careers in the mining industry during the 2016 SME Annual Conference & Expo in Phoenix, AZ. During the Wednesday, Feb. 24 Annual Awards Dinner, 2015 SME President J. Steven Gardner will speak to SME’s support through mining, metallurgical and geological engineering programs for its members. An E-Week video narrated by Dr. John Tracy, Chief Technology Officer of the Boeing Company and a 2016 honorary chair of DiscoverE, will also be shown during the Awards Dinner.

“SME provides access to education, public information, business networking and technical exchange opportunities for mining and minerals industry professionals worldwide,” said SME Executive Director David L. Kanagy. “We appreciate the opportunity to promote the minerals industry and advance the professional development of members across a wide range of disciplines and areas of expertise during National Engineers Week.”

Engineers Week is a formal coalition of more than 70 engineering, education, and cultural societies, and more than 50 corporations and government agencies. For more information about DiscoverE and National Engineers Week, visit

SME is a professional society (nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation) whose more than 15,000 members represent all professions serving the mining, minerals and underground construction industries in more than 100 countries. SME members include engineers, geologists, metallurgists, educators, students and researchers. SME advances the worldwide minerals community through information exchange and professional development.

For more information, contact Jackie Dorr, Communications Manager, (303) 948-4244 or

SME exists to be the premier resource and advocate for the mining community.
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