Mid Year WAAIME Meeting

Our mid year meeting was held in Pittsburgh, Pa, Sept 26-29. I would like to thank our PA/W section and Jean Davin for arranging a very diverse and entertaining week. All members in attendance received a useful canvas bag embroidered with our WAAIME logo. We were pleased to have members from our international sectionsChile, Peru, Mexico, Canada, as well as those across the U.S. we enjoyed lunch at a spanish restaurant called the Marjorca , a tour of the Phipps Conservatory, a private wine tasting sponsored by Jean Davin and their winery, Sparkling Ponds, dinner on Mt Washington at the Vue 412 with a beautiful view of the city below,a dinner cruise complete with fireworks, a trip to the Andy Warhol museum, culminating with brunch at the GrandConcourse in station square . It is housed in the beautifully preserved Pittsburg & Lake Erie Railraid Station. The restaurant is a true testament of grandeur with cathedral stained glass vaulted ceilings with marble columns and a grand staircase. Did I mention the fabulous buffet, it was scrumptious! You may read all of our business conducted in the minutes .We plan to have special events at our annual meeting in Denver, February 23-27. Registration is now open, just use promo code WAAIME19. Please make plans to attend!

Lydia Hull, WAAIME Chair

WAAIME Names it’s Inagural PHD Fellowship

WAAIME is proud to announce the inagural Lou Henry Hoover WAAIME Fellowship. This Fellowship is given in conjunction with SME’s Fellowships.

Lou Henry Hoover embodied the WAAIME spirit of dedication to the mining/geology fields, her live if learning and education, her spirit of selfless dedication to charitable causes throughout her life, and her willingness to step in and volunteer for America in so many venues. Her husband, President Herbert Hoover stated ,”she was a symbol of everything wholesome in American life”.

Lou Henry Hoover was the first woman to earn a degree in Geology from Stanford University. She met and married Henry Hoover, a geologist and mining engineer and future president of the United States. She had 2 sons, one who became a mining engineer. Lou Henry Hoover was President of WAAIME from February 1928 to February 1929, becoming the 1st Lady if the United States in March 4, 1929.

Lydia Hull, WAAIME Chair

View November 2017 Newsletter

  • WAAIME Executive Committee approves plans for 2017-2018
  • Winnell Burt is 2018 Founders Award winner
  • Minutes of the WAAIME finance and scholarship meeting
  • Minutes of the WAAIME Executive Committee midyear meeting
  • Missouri-Rolla supports local schools and science-camp scholar
  • Pinal Mountain Section donates books; awards scholarship
  • Chile-Santiago sends geology student to GSA competition
  • Activities of the Mexico-Torreon Section
  • Peru-Lima section celebrates its 64th anniversary and WAAIME’s 100th