The Anderson-Carlisle Technical Society was founded in 1922 by the senior class of the Montana State School of Mines. The name of the organization was chosen as a memorial to the two men of the school who lost their lives in World War I. In 1923, the group became affiliated with the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers as the first student chapter. Today the chapter consists of students from the Mining, Metallurgical, Geological, Geophysical, Civil, and Environmental Engineering programs at Montana Tech.
SME is the professional Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration. Our student chapter of SME links us to this professional society. We attend the Annual SME Conference every year to network with people in the industry and to gain knowledge in our degree fields. This student organization is extremely beneficial in helping us relate our technical knowledge to real world opportunities.