Local Section Hero Awards

Local Sections are an integral part of SME, providing a forum for SME members to gather and helping to facilitate the exchange of information and increase grassroots participation in SME programs and services. Through involvement in their local section, members have the opportunity to network with their peers and to hear valuable presentations.

At the core of each local section is a group of dedicated volunteers who recruit members, organize section activities, work with local SME student chapters, raise money, provide educational outreach, and more. To recognize our member volunteers for their hard work at the local section level, SME has created the "Local Section Hero" program. Beginning January 2011, a "Local Section Hero" will be profiled each month in Mining Engineering magazine. This column will highlight an individual or a group of individuals who carry out unique and exemplary activity at a local section.

If you know someone who is providing exemplary service to your local section, please take a few moments to nominate that individual as a Local Section Hero!