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Missouri S&T is home to the first International Society of Explosives Engineers student chapter. Being the largest student chapter allows us to maintain a significant presence at conferences, usually between twenty to thirty students. In February, many students attended the Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, where three of our students gave presentations. Tristan Worsey and Jacqueline Berendzen gave papers over their summer internship experiences, and Phillip Mulligan presented on his graduate research. This year, nine students received scholarships from ISEE. A small group of students also attended Best in the West in Spearfish, South Dakota. We had two students present at this conference, Jacqueline Berendzen over her summer internships and Dom Nolan over his graduate research. Our continued presence and involvement is greatly appreciated by the hosting chapters, and Missouri S&T is being considered for the scholarship list. This year, we will be sending students to Mid-America conference at the Lake of the Ozarks, the Annual Conference in San Diego, California, and Best in the West, in South Dakota.

Conference trips are funded via fundraising and donations from industry. Every year, members work the Haunted Mine to help raise money for our society. Our popular Co-Ed Naked Blasting T-shirts are also sold at conferences and substantially help keep the cost of conferences down so more students can attend. Blow $#!T Up Day is another unique fundraiser put on by our members.

ISEE hosts many student functions during the year including firework shows for campus events, float trips, and bonfires. Universal Challenge Center ropes course, Guy Fawkes Day, and joint Society gatherings are a few new events we are planning this year. Keeping students in contact and involved with industry is a focal point of the organization. ISEE is sponsoring guest speakers from Dyno Nobel, Austin Powder, and Orica. Presentations will involve equipment used in industry and is essential for students to be exposed to.