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10 Tips to Score High Marks on the MPD Student Poster Contest

The MPD holds a student poster contest annually in conjunction with the SME Annual Conference & Expo. This provides students with the opportunity to present their research to and network with industry professionals, all while trying to win scholarship money.

By Ren Bryce, Chair, MPD Student Poster Contest Subcommittee
MPD Student Poster Contest

Have you submitted your abstract yet for the MPD Student Poster Contest?
Don’t wait any longer, the deadline is January 31.

There are many cash prizes to be won – including two top prizes of $1,000 each for the top graduate and top undergraduate submissions – and a complimentary luncheon ticket for the author of each poster presented at the SME Annual Conference & Expo.

BASS METALS ARE BACK for the MPD Scotch Nightcap!
Did you miss last year’s performance by BASS METALS, the talented group of musicians from within our own MPD, featuring Dave Meadows, Joe Mercuri, Nick Hazen, John Marsden and more? This year, we are excited to announce that BASS METALS will be making an encore appearance with their British Invasion Concert at the MPD Scotch Nightcap, 8:00-11:00 pm, Tuesday evening, February 27, 2018.
By MPD Executive Committee
Photo Contest 2018

Show off your photo skills with the SME 2018 Photo Contest! This year's theme is "Mining in Motion” and we’re looking for single photos or multiple images stitched together that show “motion” and capture mining professionals in action.