Calling all students: This is your last chance to submit an application for the 2015-2016 student board of directors seat.

The student board member will have the opportunity to meet and network with our industry’s key decision makers, sit in on ISEE board of directors meetings and provide input on the direction of the ISEE committees and student chapters.

The position is a one year term that runs concurrently with the presiding ISEE President’s term. To be eligible, you must belong to an ISEE student chapter and have approval from your chapter and institution prior to applying.

If you’ve applied for the position before, we encourage you to resubmit an application. The final deadline is Friday, June 19. Download the PDF below for all the position requirements and instructions on how to submit your application. We look forward to hearing from you.

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The deadline to submit an abstract of your recent research or work has passed. If you submitted an abstract, and it's selected, you will have the opportunity to present your findings at the 42nd Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique. 

The Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique is the largest gathering of its kind involving field blasters, manufacturers of explosives-related products, educators and researchers. The conference provides a forum for the discussion of practical and technical information as well as presentation of the latest discoveries in the commercial explosives industry worldwide. ISEE members and non-members are invited to submit ideas for papers to be presented at the Conference. Presented papers will be published in the Proceedings of the Conference.

Head over to the ISEE online store now to get 10% off ISEE gear, books, artwork, DVDs and multimedia. Use coupon code isee10 at checkout to receive the special pricing. Offer expires May 29, 2015. Standard shipping rates apply. The sale does not include SEE Education Foundation items. Place your order today.

Did you have a recent breakthrough on a project? Submit your findings for a chance to present your work at the world’s largest conference on explosives engineering.

Abstracts for the 42nd Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique, to be held Jan. 31 - Feb. 3, 2016, at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev., are now being accepted.

Papers addressing all explosives and blasting-related topics will be considered. Accepted papers will be scheduled for either one of the technical sessions or the Blasters Forum, a multimedia poster event with one-on-one interaction between the author and the audience.

Abstracts of approximately 200-400 words are due by May 15, 2015, and must clearly highlight the key points and significance of the proposed paper.

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The Ohio Drilling & Blasting Conference was held March 26-27, 2015, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. The conference was co-sponsored by the International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE), the Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA) and Ohio Coal Association. It was endorsed by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

More than 150 attendees participated in the event that featured 19 exhibit booths and a full day of presentations from explosives industry experts. This year’s program began with opening remarks from ISEE Executive Director J. Winston Forde; Patrick Jacomet, from OAIMA; and Christian Palich, from the Ohio Coal Association. The program included eight speakers who covered underground blasting, waveforms, public relations, demolition blasting and current compliance issues. Attendees qualified for blasters training recertification hours from several states.

The highlight of the event included presentations of the Blaster of the Year Award and Driller of the Year awards. This year’s blaster recognition was awarded to Glen Swaldo, of Austin Powder Co. The driller awards were presented to Bob Beckley, from Hilltop Energy Inc., and Donald Bittner, from Demtech, LLC. Donald was also accompanied by his wife, Cindy.

The Ohio Drilling and Blasting Conference is a biennial event that serves as a platform for the exchange of the industry’s best practices. This year’s sponsors include the ISEE, Austin Powder, Nobel Insurance and Tread Corporation.