U.S. National Committee for Rock Mechanics


  • Anonymous


Three events of major importance for the U.S. National Committee for Rock Mechanics and for the U.S. rock mechanics community have taken place during the past few months. First, at a joint meeting of the U.S. National Committee and the Intersociety Committee for Rock Mechanics (ICRM), held in Rolla, Missouri, on November 15, 1970, both groups agreed unanimously to merge into a single committee that would represent the interests of U.S. activities and workers in rock mechanics both nationally and internationally.

Another event of special importance was the election of Leonard A. Obert, of the U.S. Bureau of Mines, Denver, as President of the Society. The third event was ISRM's acceptance of the U.S. National Committee's proposal to host the Third ISRM Congress in Denver in September 1974.