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The SEE Education Foundation was created in 1996 as a nonprofit organization to serve the long-term education interests of the industry through


  • The inclusion of explosives instruction in engineering curricula
  • The collection of information
  • Developing education and training materials
  • Provides scholarships
  • Promoting forums and media through which experience with the principles and techniques of explosives engineering can be taught, reported, discussed and published.

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The Foundation is funded on behalf of the ISEE, manages and invests those funds, and, in so doing, promotes explosives engineering for the public good through research, education and other constructive efforts.


Jerry McDowell Fund - Established in honor of ISEE member Jerry McDowell who passed away in 1991.

Dale Ramsey Memorial Scholarship Fund - Established in honor of Dale Ramsey, ISEE past president, who passed away in 2016.

Dugan Nelson Fund - Established by Nelson Brothers Co. employees in 1993, in honor of founder Dugan Nelson who passed away in 1981.

ISEE Scholarship Fund - Established in 2000 and supported through contributions made by ISEE members and fundraisers.

Bob Jeremiah Fund - Established by ISEE Pacific Northwest Chapter to honor ISEE member Robert Jeremiah who passed away in 1999.

Paul Muehl Fund - Established in 2001 to recognize the life of blaster Paul Muehl for his work on the Crazy Horse Memorial.

Rocky Mountain Chapter Fund - Created in 2001 by Rocky Mountain Chapter members.

Per-Anders Persson Fund - Established in memory of Per-
Anders Persson, an ISEE Distinguished Services Award Recipient.

Northern Plains Chapter Fund - Established in 2002 by Northern Plains Chapter members.

Tom Clark Fund - Established to honor Tom Clark, ISEE member who served as a SEE Foundation Trustee.

Alex Senules Fund - Established by industry friends to honor Alex Senules who passed away in 2002.

ISEE Children’s Fund - Established to benefit families of those individuals who have been injured or died in a commercial explosives accident.

Carolinas Chapter Fund - Established in 2003.

Tri-State Chapter Fund - Established in 2003.

David Bowling Fund - Established by White Seismology to honor Dave Bowling, an ISEE member who passed away in 1992.

Lewis Oriard Fund - Dedicated to current ISEE member Lewis Oriard for his continued exemplary contributions to the industry.

Explosives Distributors Association - Funded by DuPont Distributors and its Explosives Distributors Association.

Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter - Established in 2006.

Bob Martin - Industry friend’s memorial to Bob Martin.

Bluegrass Explosives Engineers - Established in 2007.

Roger N. Prescott Memorial Fund - Established in 2007 by friends of Roger Prescott, founding member of the society.

Heartland Chapter - Established in 2007.

S.S. "Bud" Jenkins Fund - Established in 2010 by the Jenkins family.

Ryan Family Fund - Established in 2010 by the Ryan family.

Old and the Bold, Best in the West - Established by the Black Hills and Northern Plains chapters to honor professionals who worked in Wyoming and South Dakota.

The David Siskind Fund - Established to honor ISEE member David Siskind for his contributions to the society.

The Lance McAnuff Fund - Established to honor ISEE member Lance McAnuff.

Special Projects

The World of Explosives

Developed by industry professionals, the World of Explosives is a website that tackles safety, the most frequently asked questions from homeowners, how vibrations affect structures and all the planning that goes into each blast. The World of Explosives even has 30 minutes of videos covering blasting and vibration. It’s the perfect resource for blasting professionals and homeowners. 


The Explosives Industry Hall of Fame

Established in 2004, the foundation's hall of fame encourages recognition of lifetime achievement in contributions to technological advances in explosives engineering and blasting practice, education, development of professional bodies and building of a positive industry image.


Explosives Users Reference Library

The foundation provides a repository of current and historic information through its Explosives Users Reference Library that includes thousands of books, articles, periodicals, photo resources, standards, training materials, maps and explosives artifacts and archived publications at its headquarters in Cleveland.


Explosives Museum

The foundation has an ongoing program to collect explosives artifacts (old blasting machines, fuse cutters, crimping tools, etc.) and historic library materials (films, photographs, tapes, maps, books, etc.), to ultimately be on display for the industry and the public.



Facilitating Research Projects

The foundation is in a unique position to assist in promoting, directing and monitoring research projects for the benefit of the commercial explosives industry. Your suggestions are welcome.