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Ron The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Foundation, Inc. (SMEF) was established in 1991 and was created to attract and leverage resources for a sustainable mining industry through education and outreach. Through its many years of operation, it has been supported by numerous SME members, friends of the industry and, importantly, many mining and mining-related corporations. SMEF is well known to SME members, and their support over the years has been critical to the overall success of the Foundation. I certainly encourage SME members to support the Foundation and its activities that are so important to our industry. In that regard, I thought it would be helpful to review the various programs that SMEF currently supports, and to provide members with a better idea of what their donations are accomplishing.
SMEF currently supports five specific programs: the Ph.D. Fellowship and Academic Career Development Grant Program, ABET, the Professional Engineers (PE) Licensure Committee, Miner ...
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