It’s that time of year to apply for SEE Education Foundation Scholarships. Qualified students will be considered for an award among 26 funds. To be eligible to apply for a scholarship you must be pursuing technical, undergraduate, graduate or doctorate degrees in fields of education related to the commercial explosives industry; and able to demonstrate financial need.
Students will be assessed on their financial need, academic and professional achievements and goals related to the 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.
Learn what makes a great blast design and hear about the latest safety techniques and technology from the best in the business. The Blasters Training Seminar is included in the Blasters Weekend Package. It's also offered as a separate sign up for those who can't make the full Blasters Weekend.
This popular and highly regarded one day seminar will take place on Saturday, Jan. 31. It was designed and presented for blasters by the best in the business to help plan and execute efficient blast designs, hear updates on regulations and safety and more. The seminar is included as part of the Blasters Weekend Package or sign up separately. The topics and speakers include:
Blasters training registration fee includes lunch, coffee breaks and course materials. The seminar runs from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration opens Friday from 3-5 p.m. and Saturday morning starting at 7 a.m. A certificate of attendance will be issued. The states of Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming have accepted retraining credit hours in the past. Check with your state officials for more information.
Visit the 41st Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique page to sign up today.
Chapter and Industry Quilt, hand stitched from t-shirts donated by ISEE members and chapters, courtesy of Tom Watts and ISEE staff.
Includes the 1985 Handbook of Electric Blasting, a vintage Atlas Blaster's Multimeter and a 1987 Explosives and Rock Blasting book, courtesy of Dale Ramsey.
Includes Explosives Engineering, Paul Cooper; Rock Blasting and Explosives Engineering, Persson, Holmberg and Lee; Explosives, Kohler and Meyer; Explosions in Air, Wilfred Baker, courtesy of ISEE.
This quadricopter is controlled intuitively using a smartphone or tablet. View the Earth from above, in high definition and share your experience with other AR Drone pilots all around the world. Includes a built-in high definition camera capable of shooting 720p at 30 frames per second, courtesy of Instantel.
Friends of Coal trailer hitch guard with pin. Crafted by Ron Boling of Tread, courtesy of BE Consultants.
A model drill with Furukawa Rock Drills USA logo, courtesy of Furukawa Rock Drills USA.
Includes IMESAFR training software and one voucher for the 3-day training course, courtesy of APT Research.
A full set of Safety Library Publications, IME Complete Explosives Video Library, One Dozen Titleist Pro V1 Golf Balls, Mini-Mag Lite, Flash Drive 2GB and Mini-Blaster, courtesy of IME.
One-of-a-kind 18th Edition ISEE Blasters handbook autographed by the authors, courtesy of Nobel Insurance Services.
Good news for those who haven't sent in submissions for the 22nd annual photo contest: The deadline has been extended. Submit your best pictures of the year by Dec. 19, 2014, for a chance to win a $500 gift certificate to the ISEE Blasters' Library.
The winner will be announced during our 41st Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique held Feb. 1 to Feb. 4, 2015, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Contest categories include blasters and drillers at work, construction blasting, quarrying and mining, demolition blasting, specialty blasting and student entries. All submissions will be judged on composition, content and quality.
The 22nd annual photo contest sponsored by Instantel. Click here to download an entry form.
The Ohio Drilling and Blasting Conference kicks off from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 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 $105 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 March 3, 2015.
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.
Ohio Driller & Ohio Blaster of the Year
Here's your chance to show your drillers and blasters that you recognize their outstanding job that they are doing for you. Awards will be given in two categories on Thursday, March 26, following the seminar. Winners will be determined by a panel of industry experts and their decision will be final. The nomination deadline is March 15, 2015.