Mark Your Calendar! Next Meeting – 21 February 2019 at 6:00 PM
Next Monthly Meeting
Thursday, 21 February 2019
Sponsor: Boart Longyear
Speaker: Shane Goosney, Stantec.
Program: Leveraging social media by using virtual and augmented reality technologies to communicate industry messages and information to public and private entities
This presentation will demonstrate how the effective use of 3D modeling and visualization tools can be leveraged in conjunction with current and emerging equipment and processes, including advanced digital technologies, to produce more effective communication conduits, resulting in clearer and more accurate perceptions for all stakeholders. The presentation will illustrate the use of info graphics, virtual and augmented reality combined with interactive models to convey and shape how the message is perceived, what advantages are achieved, and how to move the message forward.
Change in Dinner Pricing Structure
Our new dinner fee pricing structure is as follows:
Members and Guests of Members: $30
As before, dinner includes two drink tickets thanks to our generous sponsors. Annual membership is still $25. Memberships from other local sections will be recognized as qualifying for the member dinner price.
The staff of the Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) are working with students at the University of Arizona’s Eller School of Management on a report measuring the economic impact of the AZGS. They are working to get a better sense of how AZGS products are used, how they are valued, and how they impact the Arizona economy.
As part of this report, they are conducting an on-line survey and are looking for your input. The results of the survey and the ensuing report will be used to share AZGS’ value with important stakeholders and with state legislators, whose support is needed to guarantee that AZGS continues to be funded at the appropriate levels.
The survey opened on 2/12/19 and is set to close on 2/26/19 and we strongly encourage you to complete this survey in support of the AZGS.
Take the Survey
Mining Day at the Capitol
Please join us for the 6th Annual Mining Day at the Capital! Last year, over 2,500 people attended this event. We would love to have even more people join and let our legislature know how important mining is to Arizona.
When: Wednesday, March 6th, 2019, 11AM-2PM
Where: House Lawn
Annual SME Conference
The Annual SME Conference will be taking place February 24-27 in Denver, Colorado.
"The 2019 SME Annual Conference & Expo and CMA 121st National Western Mining Conference gives you access to a forum for more than 6,000 industry professionals from across the world to share innovative ideas, best practices and cutting-edge research in more than 120 technical sessions along with an expansive marketplace of more than 575 exhibiting companies."
Find more information and registration information here
SME Board of Directors
Interested in joining the SME Maricopa Board of Directors? Reach out to any of our current board members to see what opportunities we have for the upcoming season!
Arizona's mining landscape looks bright in 2018
Steve Trussell is the long-time executive director of the Arizona Rock Products Association (ARPA) and the newly minted executive director of the Arizona Mining Association (AMA).
Steve joined the Arizona Mining Review's 42nd episode for a conversation of Arizona’s mining landscape – challenges and opportunities – going forward in 2018.
Blog Post: http://blog.azgs.arizona.edu/blog/2017-12/arizonas-mining-landscape-looks-bright-2018
AMR Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSvCHw0Bby8&t=14s
Program / Chair
Immediate Past Chair
Vice Chair & Treasurer
480 831-0310 x 272
Secretary & Communications
Donald M. Burt,Ph.D.
Arizona State University