Pittsburgh Coal Mining Institute of America

Educating and inspiring the next generation of Coal Industry Leaders.

Formed in 1976

We Encourage. We Educate.

The Pittsburgh Coal Mining Institute of America (PCMIA) was formed in 1976 as a result of the merger of the Pittsburgh Coal Mining Institute and the Coal Mining Institute of America.

Its objective is to encourage education and the growth of knowledge relating to coal mining including providing scholarships, to advance study and research into mining methods and problems, to promote safety and efficiency in the coal mining industry, to encourage closer cooperation between the coal industry and State and Federal government agencies, to disseminate information relating to the coal mining industry, and to otherwise advance the mutual interests of the members of this association.

Below are some of the scholarships and awards we administer:

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EventsGeneral Announcements
August 22, 2018

Register for the 2018 Annual SME/PCMIA Joint Meeting inconjunction with NACBMF

Date: October 17-19th, 2018 Location: Hilton Garden Inn-Southpoint, Canonsburg, PA Day1: New for 2018!! NACBMF Short Course - Detailed information below Day 2 and 3:…
General AnnouncementsScholarships
August 2, 2018

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR PCMIA AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS! You've still got time to nominate outstanding individuals for: Donald S. Kingery Memorial Award Stephen McCann Memorial Educational…
History
July 31, 2018

Long History of PCMIA – June 1911

Did you realize that PCMIA has been around starting as the Coal Mining Institute of America since 1887?  Our rich history and heritage has been…
October 18-19, 2018

SME/PCMIA Annual Joint Meetings

The Annual Joint Meeting features presentations on topics like Engineering Projects, Mine Rescue, Coal/Gas Partnership, and Alpha Foundation Projects.  NEW this year: the North American Coalbed Methane Forum will present a class on October 17th 2018 of Coal Degassification.

Join us for the short course, the two day meeting with wonderful presentations or BOTH.  

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Joint Meetings Serve as a PDH Opportunity

The intention of PDH is to maintain, improve and expand the skills and knowledge of a licensee’s professional practice, Professional Development Hours can be earned based on attendance at this event.

Total 3-day attendance = 21 PDH Based on the PA State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists requirements (Act 25), each licensee is required to obtain twenty-four [24] PDH units during the biennial renewal period.

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Funding the Future

Awards & Scholarships

PCMIA is proud to support its mission to encourage education and the growth of knowledge relating to coal mining, to advance study and research into mining methods and problems, to promote safety and efficiency in the coal mining industry, and to disseminate information relating to the coal mining industry via various awards and scholarships. We offer the following awards and scholarships to support our mission:

A Tradition of Progress

We take pride in our roots.

The Pittsburgh Coal Mining Institute of America (PCMIA) was formed in 1976 as a result of the merger of the Pittsburgh Coal Mining Institute and the Coal Mining Institute of America.

Its objective is to encourage education and the growth of knowledge relating to coal mining including providing scholarships, to advance study and research into mining methods and problems, to promote safety and efficiency in the coal mining industry, to encourage closer cooperation between the coal industry and State and Federal government agencies, to disseminate information relating to the coal mining industry, and to otherwise advance the mutual interests of the members of this association.

Past Award Recipients
2012 John Murphy Exceptional Service Award
2013 Jeffrey Stanchek Presidents Service Award
2013 Raja V. Ramani, PhD Donald S. Kingery Memorial Award
2013 Walter PriceDonald S. Kingery Student Scholarship Award
2013 Dr. Vladislav Kecojevic Stephen McCann Memorial Educational Excellence Award
2013 Jason Grimm Senior Design
2014 Christopher A Moyer PCMIA Scholarship
2013 Marina Stephano PCMIA Coal Queen Award

Somewhere, there’s a child who will be responsible for powering our planet one day. We want to find them.

PCMIA is proud to support its mission to encourage education and the growth of knowledge relating to coal mining, to advance study and research into mining methods and problems, to promote safety and efficiency in the coal mining industry, and to disseminate information relating to the coal mining industry via various awards and scholarships.

We offer the following awards and scholarships to support our mission the Donald S. Kingery Memorial Award, Donald S. Kingery Memorial Scholarship, Stephen McCann Memorial Education Excellence Award, Student Senior Design Project Award, and the Teacher Grant Award.

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2018 Membership
1650
and growing
Scholarships Granted
20,000
and increasing yearly
We are our future's legacy.

We are dedicated to motivating young, brilliant minds to engage in the industry.

Learn More About Our Scholarship Awards

Consititution and By-Laws. Adopted November 11, 1976. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As Amended October 26, 1995

Name & Purpose

SECTION 1– The name of this association shall be Pittsburgh Coal Mining Institute of America (hereafter “Institute”) which was formed in 1976 as a result of the merger of the Pittsburgh Coal Mining Institute and the Coal Mining Institute of America. Its objective shall be to encourage education and the growth of knowledge relating to coal mining including providing scholarships, to advance study and research into mining methods and problems, to promote safety and efficiency in the coal mining industry,

to encourage closer cooperation between the coal industry and State and Federal government agencies, to disseminate information relating to the coal mining industry and to otherwise advance the mutual interests of the members of this association.

SECTION 2 – the Institute shall not operate for the profit of its members and no part of the net earnings of the Institute shall inure to the benefit of any member or other individual.

Visit the Constitution and By-Laws page and read in-depth.