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The Society of Explosives Engineers Education Foundation (SEE Foundation) has opened the 2024-2025 scholastic year application process. In 2024, the SEE will award up to $90,000 USD in scholarships to students pursuing degrees related to the explosives industry.

The SEE Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization created in 1996 to serve the long-term education interests of the explosives industry through the development of education and training materials, championing the inclusion of explosives instruction in engineering curricula and awarding scholarships to eligible students.

The scholarship acceptance period closes on May 6, 2024.

To be eligible, students must be, or plan to be, pursuing a technical, undergraduate, graduate, or doctorate in a field related to the commercial explosives industries. Students will be assessed on academic and professional achievements, industry goals, a personal challenges narrative, and a brief statement of financial need.

The SEE Foundation Scholarship Committee awards scholarships based on information contained in the applications received.  In past years, the minimum scholarship awarded was $500 USD, and top awards have exceeded $5,000 USD to well-qualified students. Scholarships are open to students from any country and attending any university, provided it has a degree program in a field related to the commercial explosives industries. Interested students can find more information at https://isee.org/students.

Completed applications must be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The deadline to submit your completed application is 11:59 p.m. May 6, 2024, US Eastern Time.  Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

Blasters Training spanned two days, offering specialized instruction for field blasters on both Friday and Saturday. It qualified for re-training hours in various states. Topics included Safety and Security During Loading Operation, How Drilling Inaccuracies Affect Blasting, Ground Vibration Community Effects, Bulk Trucks – Calibration, Types, Uses, New Technology, Blaster’s Math Workshop, The Results of Small Mistakes on Blasting Operations, Close Proximity Blasting Next to Sensitive Structures, Perimeter Control through Step Drilling and Cushion Blasting, Delay Timing for Different Geologies, Seismograph Setup and Interpretation, and Best Practices When Using Detonating Cord and Detonators.

Additionally, the Blasters Training featured a regulatory panel discussion, video roundup, lunches, and a welcome reception in the exhibit hall. Attendees had the opportunity to explore the latest product innovations in blasting technology.

The International Society of Explosives Engineers held its 50th Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique January 24 - 27, 2024, at the Savannah Convention Center, in Savannah, Georgia. 

Nearly 1,700 blasters, manufacturers, government officials and suppliers from all over the world gathered for this conference to gain new insights, ideas, and form new business alliances.

This annual networking event is the premier international forum for the hands-on explosives user. The 2024 program showcased advances in explosives during 3 days of technical sessions, 2 days of blasters training, 4 days in the exhibit hall, fact-filled poster session, educational programs, and special events.

Held every two years, the Ohio Drilling & Blasting Conference is your opportunity to get the training hours approved by the State of Ohio.  Held on Friday, March 22, 2024, in Columbus, OH.  A welcome reception is Thursday, March 21st from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Click here to go to the registration page which includes hotel location and phone number if you need accommodations. 

To register click here: https://isee.li/2024OhioDrillingBlasting

Goat Yoga held Wednesday, January 24th from 7:00 am - 8:00 am is FULL! Registration for this event is closed.