Congratulations to the Winners of the Fourth Move Mining Competition!


The first place winners of $5,000—Team “Wonder Mine!”

Great work Isabel Margarita Peñaloza Araujo, Ronald Roberto Moreano Martinez, Luis Antonio Auquilla Herrera, and Roberto Alfonso Moncayo Andrade!


The second place winners of $3,000—Team “Let’s MINE Mountaineers!,” Sena Cicek, Mustafa Can Suner and Mario Alejandro Bendezu De La Cruz.


The third place winners of $2,000—Team “Jump for Jump Kits,” Kurt Doran, James Moe Benda, and Claire Peterlin.


To see the recorded live event in its entirety, go to  Save the Date to enter Season 5 of Move Mining, opening September 9, 2020.  Special thanks to Overall Sponsor, Komatsu!

The Move Mining Live Event

The Move Mining live event took place Sunday, February 23 at the MineXchange SME 2020 Annual Conference & Expo in Phoenix, Arizona.

Five Move Mining finalist teams took the stage to pitch their concepts of how to improve the perception of mining to a panel of judges.  In front of a live audience as well as a virtual international one, Team “Wonder Mine” from SME ESPOL Student Chapter, Ecuador, Team “A new Mining View” from SME Student Chapter UPC, Peru, Team “MIG Project” from SME Medellín Student Chapter, Colombia, Team “Let’s MINE Mountaineers” from West Virginia University SME Student Chapter, and Team “Jump for Jump Kits” from northern Minnesota SME Subsection made their presentations, and the judges asked clarifying questions in order to score the teams. To see the recorded live event in its entirety, go to

Move Mining is a dynamic competition aimed at elevating the perception of mining. From grassroots to global, teams pitch their best ideas on how to share the everyday importance of mining with the public.

All About Mining

Focusing on an industry that impacts every aspect of our lives, with a focus to educate and promote the power of mining.

Creativity Leading Change

The power to change the perception of mining on a global level through creativity, design, and ingenuity.

Your Talents – Redefined

Professional and personal growth by showcasing and demonstrating your passion for the industry through your concept.

Exploring New Possibilities

It’s more than a competition, it’s about meeting and learning about the industry and the professionals that make the industry great.

Making Connections

Working with friends and coworkers to develop winning ideas and execute concepts that will make a lasting impact.

Dynamic Event

A dynamic event that brings excitement and intrigue to the SME Annual Conference & Expo where the finalist teams showcase their concepts.