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The Society of Explosives Engineers (SEE) Education Foundation has opened the 2022 application process for the SEE Scholarship program. In 2022, the SEE is making a total of $95,000 USD available in scholarships to students pursuing degrees related to the explosives industry. The scholarship acceptance period is March 14, 2022, to May 6, 2022.

To be eligible, students must be, or plan to be, pursuing a technical, undergraduate, graduate or doctorate degree 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.

Each year, the scholarship committee reviews and scores applications from students in a wide range of disciplines and makes awards ranging from $1,500 USD to a top award of $7,500 USD to well-qualified students. The deadline to submit your completed application is May 6, 2022. No extensions will be granted.

About the SEE Education Foundation
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.

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The EFEE 11th World Conference on Explosives and Blasting will take place from Sunday, May 15 – Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at the MECC in Maastricht, Netherlands, and includes technical presentations, an industry exhibition, technical excursions, educational workshops, welcome drinks reception and gala dinner.

The conference draws attention from explosives users, manufacturers and drilling equipment operators as well as researchers and professionals involved in the construction and mining industry. The technical sessions will be divided into key themes. Authors will present their papers in English to an audience in a lecture style format with some time for questions from the audience.

The conference will focus on practical papers on the following themes:

  • Blast Design Management
  • Blast Vibration and Seismology
  • Blasting Work Experiences
  • Construction, Mining & Quarrying (Blasting)
  • Demolition Blasting
  • EU Directives & Harmonisation Work
  • Explosive Detection for Security
  • Health, Safety & Environment
  • New Applications and Training
  • Technical Development

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It was a great turn out Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022, as nearly 250 people headed out to the Mob Museum for the Emerging Professionals Social.

Situated in a three-floor historical U.S. Post Office and Courthouse built in 1933, the Mob Museum is full of historical relics from the olden days of bootlegging and organized crime. Attendees were treated to food and drinks as they walked the halls of this one-of-a-kind museum.

Recognition awards were given out in the evening to the volunteers who helped with the Explosives Everyday! project, including: Jim Redyke, Roberto Folchi, Ron Gilbert, Mark Johnson, Amanda Mclean, Tassilo Baur, Richard O'Meara, Jim Daley, Jason Baird, Brian Gorsage, Mark Ganster, Kyle Perry, Jerry Wallace, Kristen Kolden, Jared Redyke, Chuck Dowding, Cathy Aimone-Martin, Joseph Meyers, Ralph Burnham, Kelly Ratliff, Kristie Bishop, Brian Lewis, Johan Gjodvad and Drew Martin. Alastair Torrance was recognized for his role as the series host, and Travis Davidsavor was recognized for his contribution as project lead and moderator for each episode.

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A big kudos goes out to Joseph Grant, who won the first-ever photo contest People’s Choice Award. Joseph’s picture was taken during the demolition of the 34-story, reinforced concrete Plaza Tower in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Enjoy your 18th Edition Blasters’ Handbook prize, Joseph!

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Congratulations to Hollie Jacob for taking home a free registration to the 49th Annual Conference on Explosives & Blasting Technique by snapping the winning Best in Show shot. Her stunning picture was taken during the demolition of the Rugeley Power Station cooling towers.

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