Past Innovation Challenges & Hackathons

Henderson Sustainability Challenge (Fall 2018)

“Colorado School of Mines students are flexing their creative muscle on a real-life challenge to work with Climax Molybdenum, a Freeport-McMoRan company, in envisioning innovative ways to repurpose the Henderson mine following the eventual depletion of the mineral resource, and the social and economic transition of the mine and surrounding communities.”

HackMines Newmont Innovation Challenge (Spring 2018)

“During the daylong event, teams will hear from mining experts about the relevant challenge areas before getting time to ideate an innovative solution and create simple prototypes. Teams will also receive training on how to build a short presentation before pitching their idea to a panel of judges.

Prizes will be awarded based on the team pitches. Up to seven teams will receive $1,000 in funding to continue work on their ideas into spring semester. In a change for this year’s competition, all participants, not just the finalists, will be eligible for additional funding from the $50,000 Newmont Innovation Fund.”