The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) is pleased to announce the finalist teams for the 2017-2018 competition year. The second annual Move Mining competition is an international program designed to engage students and professionals in the mining industry with the question, “How can I change the world’s perception of mining?”
Finalist teams are Bridge 360, Teaching Kids, S&T Miners and SME PUCP. Congratulations to the winner of the People’s Choice – Mynascliq and their Game Plan. All five finalists will compete for a $5,000 cash prize by presenting their concepts before a panel of industry experts and a live audience during the 2018 SME Annual Conference & Expo in February. Meet the finalists and watch their videos at www.movemining.org/.
New this year is Move Mining Next Gen, an online competition for K-12 participants. More than 100 three-minute videos were submitted telling the viewer why mining is important in our lives. Best Overall Winner is Team Kamille, taking home a prize of $1,000. Watch all of the videos at www.moveminingnextgen.org/.
The Move Mining finalists will compete in a live Shark Tank-style event on Monday, February 26, 2018 beginning at 4:30 pm EST. Register to attend the 2018 SME Annual Conference & Expo and reserve your seat. Or log onto the SME Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/SocietyforMining and watch the event live streaming.
SME is a professional society (nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation) whose members represent all professions serving the mining, minerals and underground construction industries in more than 100 countries. SME members include engineers, geologists, metallurgists, educators, students and researchers. SME advances the worldwide minerals community through information exchange and professional development.
SME exists to be the premier resource and advocate for the mining community.
For further details, see www.smenet.org.