SME and Local Section Membership Information
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SME Is More Than Mining Engineers, The Society for Mining,Metallurgy, and Exploration advances the world wide mining and minerals community through information exchange and professional development.
SME is the world's largest society of mineral professionals. As a Member Society of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) SME traces its origins back to 1871 when a handful of mining engineers founded AIME. Today. SME's more than 15,000 members represent all professionals serving the mineral industry including metallurgists; geologists; chemists; economists; environmental, business and management professionals, and of course, mining engineers. Through its technical divisions: Coal, Industrial Minerals, Environmental, Mining & Exploration, Mineral & Metallurgical Processing; special interest committees; editorial boards; and the members themselves, SME programs and publications strive to support all aspects of mineral resource exploration, mining, processing and reclamation. As the nature of the industry is global, so is SME with several international sections and members in more than 30 countries.
To advance its goals, the Society publishes a monthly magazine, Mining Engineering and quarterly journal Minerals and Metallurgical Processing, reprints of presentations from its Annual and Topical meetings, and several books annually; it conducts an Annual Meeting attracting more than 3,000 mineral professionals from around the world; holds numerous short courses, workshops, and topical meetings; and supports student activities and secondary school science and engineering awareness programs.
Annual dues for national membership in SME are $113. Local dues, which help support the cost of operating the local section newsletter, are $15/year. The local section has allowed an associate local membership status, that is by paying the $15 local dues, one does not have to be a member of the SME. All elected officers of the section must be SME members. National dues and Local dues are due each calendar year (January - December)
For more information on SME Membership Contact the Local Membership Chairman: