A Local Section is a legally constituted unit of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., encompassing a specific geographical area. Sections help enhance the professional development of their members and provide local service to the public. SME recognizes that the diversity of Local Section membership creates diverse needs, and that the Local Section Officers are in the best position to determine Section needs and direction. More than 50 local SME Sections facilitate the exchange of information and increase grassroots participation in SME programs and services. Members have the opportunity to network with their peers and hear valuable presentations through section activities.
National Section Programs:
Joining a local section allows you to connect with professionals in your area for continued professional growth, development and networking. Local sections often offer a variety of activites specific to each section that you can participate in. Please select a local section below to learn more about local sections in your area.
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One of the functions of SME is to facilitate networking among members. This service is important for the work of SME committees and planning activities, as well as for members’ professional pursuits.