About MEC

The Minerals Education Coalition’s (MEC) mission is to identify, produce and disseminate fact-based K-12 minerals education lessons and activities and to inform and educate the general public about the importance of mining in their everyday lives.

Click here to learn more about the Minerals Education Coalition.

MEC Spotlights


Iron in Our Electrical World, an 18-minute 40-second video, will be a valuable resource for high school teachers and students, as well as informative and entertaining for all others with an interest in science. See why iron is such a crucial component of the world of electricity, from electric guitars to Tesla cars to roller coasters!

Click here to view the Iron in Our Electrical World video.

SME volunteers and staff have worked long and hard with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to develop the requirements, pamphlet, badge design and other collateral materials so that Boy Scouts across the United States will be exposed to the mining industry as they earn this new merit badge. 

Click here to get involved with the Mining In Society Merit Badge!

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Careers in Mining

Today’s world faces complex problems. We all need to work together to manage the Earth’s natural resources wisely. More scientists and engineers will be called upon to find the answers we need, especially in the mining industry since it supplies the world’s mineral products. There are literally hundreds of careers related to mining. Careers in mining offer the opportunity for world travel, good income and the opportunity to make a difference.

Resources:

Mining Careers Flyer
List of mining-related careers on one 8 ½ x 11 sheet (geologist, industrial designer, mining engineer, etc).

SME Exploring Mining Careers Booklet
A guide for students, parents and teachers to learn more about mining-related careers. Contact Us for FREE classroom sets of this booklet.
 
Roles in Mining
View detailed information on many mining-related careers.

Careers In Mining PPT
Download this Power Point presentation to show students descriptions of some of the mining-related careers.

Mining and Mineral Related Job Board
MiningJobs.org is a provider of online recruiting services for mining and mineral related professionals. Take a look at actual mining-related jobs available today!