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The following are some of our initiatives to help students and the mining industry.

1 Nevada MPD Annual Scholarship

​The Nevada Mineral Processing Division (MPD) of SME offers an annual scholarship to undergraduate students in extractive metallurgy, mineral processing, or other closely related fields. The scholarship amount is $3,000. 

2 Nevada MPD Mineral Processing Handbook Award

The Nevada Mineral Processing Division (MPD) of SME is offering copies of the Mineral Processing Handbook to undergraduate or graduate students in extractive metallurgy, mineral processing, or other closely related fields. A total of six student awards were presented during the year 2023. 

3 Lifetime Achievement Award

The Nevada Mineral Processing Division (MPD) of SME created a Lifetime Achievement Award (LTA) to recognize members of the mining community who have made significant contributions to the mining industry, were either based in or worked in Nevada for a significant portion of their career, and who may not have been recognized by the mining industry at large.

4 Assistance to Universities and Colleges

 

UNR Assistance

2022- The Nevada Mineral Processing Division (MPD) of SME with the help of Kappes Cassidy & Associates (KCA) has purchased the spiral feed pump and installed it at the metallurgical laboratory (~$10,000). 

2024 - Supported UNR with the purchase of parts for the ball mill (~$12,000). 

The subsection also supports travel and lodging assistance to out-of-state student speakers. 

The subsection waives registration fees for university students. 

5 Donations to Various Organizations:

 

SME Foundation

The Nevada Mineral Processing Division (MPD) of SME has donated $15,000 to the SME Foundation to support their outreach, education, and fundraising activities.

SME Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division

The Nevada Mineral Processing Division (MPD) of SME has donated $25,000 to the SME MPD Fred C. Bond Award.

SME Northern Nevada Section

The Nevada Mineral Processing Division (MPD) of SME has donated various amounts to the SME Northern Nevada Section to help conduct the monthly meeting and section activities.

Women in Mining

WIM UNR Student Chapter - The Nevada MPD donated $4,800 to the WIM UNR student chapter.

WIM Nevada section- Nevada MPD donated $5,000 to the WIM Nevada section. 

Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration

NV MPD Subsection, Northern NV Section 

PO BOX 20891

Reno, NV 89515

E-Mail: nevada.mpd.7947@gmail.com 

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