Geological Engineering Department students on behalf of Almiftahurrizqi and Rizki Madani won second place in the 2021 Micromine Competition. This competition was held by Micromine, an international software company that is widely used in the professional geology and mining fields. In addition, the event was also organized by MGEI, Forkopindo, Perhapi, and Sriwijaya University.

The competition participants are students majoring in geological and mining engineering from various universities in Indonesia. In this activity, participants compete to process raw data regarding mineral deposits at a location by applying a basic understanding of geology and expertise in using software. Micromine provides academic licenses to all universities that delegate contestants in an effort to increase competitiveness among students in the fields of geology and mining.

Representatives from the Geological Engineering Department presented the preliminary round and were declared qualified on April 23, 2021, while the presentation for the final round was June 3, 2021. Based on the jury team’s assessment, the winner was chosen in July 2021 with the representative declared as the winner of 2nd Place. Rizqi and Rizki, class 2018 students are entitled to cash prizes, certificates of appreciation, and exclusive online training from Micromine Indonesia. With this achievement, the team gains experience and pride which surely motivates them to continue learning and compete better in the future.