SME Foundation

Move Mining: An Award Winning Program

By Niki Humphreys posted 06-21-2018 11:35 AM


By Tanya Kriss, Minerals Education Coalition Outreach Coordinator

SME, along with the Minerals Education Coalition, are celebrating!  The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) awarded SME with the Power of A Silver Award for its program, Move Mining.  Because of the association model used by SME, Move Mining has shown great success in its outreach and ability to incorporate people from all around the globe while improving the public’s perception of mining. 

And our members are pretty excited about it too!  According to Patrick Jacomet, Executive Director of the Ohio Aggregates and Industrial Minerals Association and member of the MEC Committee, “This recognition by the ASAE is a testament to the vision, hard work and dedication of the MEC and SME members and staff. Move Mining is a key program in our continuing efforts to educate and change the perceptions of mining and the critical role it plays in our daily lives.  In only its second year, Move Mining has proven to be a successful and groundbreaking concept, particularly given the collaborative efforts of so many dedicated individuals and the global reach of this project.”

Needless to say, it’s exciting to see our little program grow up and receive an award!  Makes us wonder what might happen next? Learn more about Move Mining at