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This year, the SEE Education Foundation will be awarding $88,000 USD in scholarships to students pursuing degrees related to the explosives industry. This year will also feature an inaugural award from the Dale Ramsey Memorial Scholarship Fund. Created to honor the memory and legacy of an ISEE leader, this scholarship will mark the beginning of a lasting tribute to a man who gave so much of himself to the ISEE, and more significantly, students wishing to join our industry.

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 potential top award of $7,500 USD made to an exceptionally qualified student. The scholarship acceptance period will run from Feb. 11 to May 3, 2019.

To be eligible for a scholarship, students must be, or plan to be, pursuing a technical, undergraduate, master’s or doctorate degree in fields of study related to the commercial explosives industries. Students will be evaluated on their academic and professional achievements, their goals related to the industry, a personal challenges narrative and a statement of financial need. The deadline to apply is May 3, 2019.

Visit www.isee.org/students for more information and to download an application.

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 Ohio Drilling and Blasting Conference kicks off from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2019, with a welcome reception and exhibits. On Thursday, learn about various topics such as underground blasting, waveforms, public relations, demolition blasting, current compliance issues and more. View the preliminary schedule.

Although retraining credit hours have been accepted in the past by a number of states, due to recent changes in regulations, you need to be careful and check with your state regulators to be sure you receive the proper retraining credit hours from this conference.

The DoubleTree Hotel Columbus/Worthington, 175 Hutchinson Avenue, is located just off the 270/71 Interchange. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Doubletree Hotel with rates for the conference at $109 single/double, call (614) 885-3334 or 1-800-870-0349. Conference participants are responsible for their own lodging arrangements and should identify themselves with the Ohio Drilling and Blasting Conference when making reservations. All reservations must be made by Feb. 27, 2019.

Click here to make your online conference registration.

Ohio Drilling and Blasting is co-sponsored by International Society of Explosives Engineers; Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association; Ohio Coal Association; and is endorsed by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Get ready for the 45th Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique by downloading the official mobile app to help you maximize your time at the event. Download the app to view the complete schedule and add your favorite exhibitors and sessions to the personalized planner for convenient on-the-go access before and during the conference. Be sure to check the app often. More information will be added soon.

App Features

  • View the schedule
  • Find exhibitors
  • Build your planner
  • Read speaker bios
  • Get the latest event alerts
  • Tweet and share with your friends and colleagues

Where to Download

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We're now accepting video submissions for the Blasters R Us Video Round Up. Submit your 5 to 7 minute video today, and be part of the wildly popular showing during the Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique.

To get started, download a submission form and submit it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Once your form has been processed, you will receive a link to upload your video. The round up will take place during the 45th Annual Conference on Explosives & Blasting Technique held in Nashville, Tenn.

The deadline to submit your video is Sunday, Jan. 13. Submit yours today.

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Good news for those who haven’t registered for the 45th Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique yet: We’ve extended the on-time registration rates. Sign up by Thursday, Jan. 10 to take advantage of the registration rate.

The 45th Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique is the world’s largest conference on explosives engineering. More than 1,600 industry leaders, government officials and manufactures from around the globe are expected. The conference will be from Jan. 27–30, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. To register, visit the ISEE conference page.