Awards to Society Members

Guenter Fettweis Award

The award recognizes active SOMP Members for accomplishments and excellence in education, research and professional service to advance the discipline of mining engineering and for significant contributions to the Society.

The award is named after Professor Guenter B. Fettweis, who in 1990 assembled a group of Mining Engineering Professors at his University, Montanuniversitat in Leoben, Austria, and reconstituted the historic Society of Mining Professors. Professor Fettweis became the first President of the newly formed society and an inspired leader of SOMP. Professor Fettweis serves as an example to his colleagues for his enthusiasm and commitment to the goals of the Society.

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Ludwig Wilke Award

The award recognizes active SOMP Members whose research, publications and innovative educational initiatives have made significant contributions to the Society and to the body of knowledge in mining engineering.

The award is named after Professor F. Ludwig Wilke, one of the founders of the Society of Mining Professors. A distinguished engineer, researcher and academic, Prof. Wilke has promoted research programs and partnerships, encouraged scientific publications and has provided leadership and mentoring to his SOMP colleagues.

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Tim Shaw Award

The award recognizes rising SOMP Members who have devoted significant effort to develop teaching and learning innovations, promoted educational excellence and motivated and inspired students to learn.

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Emeritus Member Award

The award recognizes retired SOMP Members who have made significant contributions to the programs, committees and activities of the Society and are committed to remain active and engaged members in retirement.

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