SME Outreach Resources

You can help the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) and the Minerals Education Coalition (MEC) spread the word about the importance of mined minerals in everyday life.

As an SME member, do you attend area education conferences? Does your SME Student Chapter conduct presentations in local schools? Does your SME Section purchase educational materials for local teachers? If so, thank you for contributing to mining and minerals education. If not, the Minerals Education Coalition can help you get involved in local outreach activities.

Browse the resources below and contact Tanya Kriss, MEC outreach coordinator, at or 303-948-4221, to talk about how to get started today.


Find resources to introduce MEC outreach materials to other SME members, Sections and Student Chapters, download K – 12 educational presentations, handouts and tips and learn about select discounted bulk posters for SME members, Sections and Student Chapters.


Learn about outreach opportunities for individual SME members, Sections and Student Chapters, including presentations, exhibiting at conference booths and providing materials to area educators.


SME Section grants provide funding for your Section’s local outreach efforts. Applications are due August 1 annually.


Get recognition for your local outreach! The Minerals Education Coalition will recognize outstanding individuals and organizations which have significantly aided in its activities and programs. Learn more and make nominations here. Nominations are due by June 1 annually.


  • Share these outreach resources with your SME Section, Student Chapter or other SME members to get them involved with local outreach activities.
  • Join the “SME Outreach Resources” Community group to learn about opportunities and resources.
    • Log in to the SME Community, search for “SME Outreach Resources” and click on the green ‘join’ button.
  • Contact Tanya Kriss for more information at 303-948-4221 or