The Outstanding Student Chapter Contest Award

Each year the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) recognizes outstanding achievement at the student chapter level by honoring the four top contestants in its Outstanding Student Chapter Contest.

The winning chapter receives a $500 cash award, a certificate of recognition and a ticket to the awards banquet at the SME annual meeting. The winning chapter also receives a travel allowance of up to $500 to offset travel expenses related to the meeting. The three runner-up chapters receive certificates of recognition. All entrants are recognized in Mining Engineering.

Outstanding Student Chapter Contest Information

Award Recipients

Please select an award recipient below for more information.

2013 - University of Kentucky
2012 - University of Kentucky
2010 - Virginia Tech
2009 - New Mexico Institute of Science & Technology
2008 - University of Kentucky
2007 - West Virginia Student Chapter
2006 - The Pennsylvania St Univ Student Chapter
2005 - Colorado School of Mines Student Chapter of SME
2003 - Burkhart Mining Society Student Chapter of SME
2002 - University of Missouri-Rolla Student Chapter - SME
2001 - University of Arizona
2000 - Burkhart Mining Society Student Chapter of SME
1999 - Burkhart Mining Society Student Chapter of SME
1998 - Colorado School of Mines Student Chapter of SME
1997 - Burkhart Mining Society Student Chapter of SME
1996 - University of Missouri-Rolla Student Chapter - SME
1995 - Colorado School of Mines Student Chapter of SME
1994 - John Mackay Club, University of Nevada-Reno
1993 - Norwood Student Chapter of AIME, Univ of Kentucky
1992 - Norwood Student Chapter of AIME, Univ of Kentucky
1991 - Colorado School of Mines Student Chapter of AIME
1990 - Anderson-Carlisle Technical Society, Montana Tech
1989 - Univ of Missouri-Rolla Student Chapter of AIME
1988 - Norwood Student Chapter of AIME, Univ of Kentucky
1987 - West Virginia University Student Chapter of AIME
1986 - Univ Park Student Chapter of AIME, Penn State Univ
1985 - The University of Arizona Student Chapter
1984 - The University of Alabama Student Chapter
1983 - University of Arizona
1982 - University of Arizona
1981 - Michigan Technological University
1980 - Colorado School of Mines
1979 - University of Alabama
1978 - Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
1977 - Ward Beetham Student Chapter, Univ of WI-Plattevil
1976 - University of Alabama
1972 - Ward Beetham Student Chapter, Univ of WI-Plattevil
1971 - The University of Arizona Student Chapter
1970 - Michigan Technological Institute
1969 - Colorado School of Mines
1968 - University of Arizona
1967 - New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology