About the Competition
Twelve teams competed in Phase 1 of the 2021 SME/NSSGA competition in the Fall of 2020. Five teams were selected to compete in Phase 2 of the virtual SME/NSSGA Student Design Competition (SDC) on Sunday, February 7, 2021. The teams presented their mine design and operating plans for a surface quarry in Tennessee to a panel of six esteemed judges from the mining industry.
Meet the 2021 SME/NSSGA Student Design Competition Winners
Remaining Phase 2 teams, in alphabetical order:
Thank You Sponsors:
Blue Water Industries
Thank you to the sponsors, judges and committee members who made the 2021 competition possible. Your hard work, hours of preparation, and financial and volunteer support are much appreciated.
Phase 1 Teams
In addition to the five teams that advanced to Phase 2, seven other teams participated in Phase 1 of the competition.
IIT ISM Dhanbad (India) - Golden Sparrow
IIT ISM Dhanbad (India) - Mine Revolution
Michigan Technical University - Michigan School of Mining
Universidad Nacional Mayor De San Marcos (Peru) - RYFE Aggregates
University of Alaska Fairbanks - Aurora Mining
Universidad Central del Ecuador - Petra Alta
Nacional University of Engineering (Peru) - UNINKA Consulting