GREENVILLE, S.C. (June 3, 2005) – Michelin North American Inc.'s earthmover tire business is sponsoring a mining essay contest, open to students pursing a degree in a mining-specific field, with two $3,000 prizes to be awarded.
The winners will be selected by a panel of judges from throughout the mining industry based on how well the essay addresses and answers the topic chosen, originality, writing ability and communications skills, Michelin said. will select the winners.
The contest is open to students pursuing a degree in a mining-specific field at an accredited U.S. or Canadian university who have at least 30 credit hours and are scheduled to graduate before spring 2006. Essays must be received by Oct. 31.
The essay topics are: What major advancements in surface mining methods and technology will be used in the next 10 years, especially those that relate to safety and productivity?
“Safety and productivity are as important to Michelin as they are to our customers,” said Kaan Demirel, market segment manager for mining at Michelin Earthmover North America.
“This essay contest will allow us to journey into the future of mining and help us continue to provide the best solutions for our mining customers' needs. These students are the leaders of tomorrow. We want to help educate them and get them thinking about safety and productivity in mining and innovative ways to accomplish that mission over the next decade and beyond.”
To apply, students must fill out an application, complete with typed essay and transcripts, and mail them to Michelin North America, Inc. There is no cost to apply. Winners will be announced in Dec. 2005.