Mines faculty honored at SME 2017 Annual Conference and Expo

Hugh Miller, an associate professor in the Department of Mining Engineering, received two awards from the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration at their 2017 Annual Conference & Expo, held in Denver, Colorado on February 22, 2017. SME is one of the member societies under the umbrella of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers.
Miller was selected as the 2017 recipient of the AIME-SME Mineral Industry Education Award, which recognizes distinguished contributions to the advancement of mineral industry education.
He was also one of two recipients of the AIME 2017 Honorary Member Award, one of the highest honors that the Institute can bestow on an individual. It is awarded in appreciation of outstanding service to the Institute or in recognition of distinguished scientific or engineering achievement in the fields embracing the activities of AIME and its Member Societies.
Also honored at the conference was Metallurgy and Metallurgical Engineering Research Professor Erik Spiller, who was one of three 2017 recipients of the SME Distinguished Member Award, given to individuals who demonstrated significant and sustained contributions to the minerals industry and to SME. 
View more photos from the conference here.
Agata Bogucka, Communications Manager, College of Earth Resource Sciences & Engineering | 303-384-2657 | abogucka@mines.edu
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