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1950

— Korean war.

— First West River Math Contest held on campus.

— Civil/Mechanical Building constructed.
1950 Civil_Mechanical


1951

— First transcontinental television broadcast.


1952

— First School of Mines Honors Day.


1953

— Engineering Building renamed McLaury Building.


1954

— SDSM&T Endowment Association begins.

— Twelfth President: Fay Partlo, 1954-66.
1954 Sixth President


1955

— High Plains Regional Science Fair begins.

— Bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama.


1956

— “Singing Engineers” established.
1956 Singing Engineers


1957

— Chemistry/Chemical Engineering Building completed.
1957 Chem Building

— Mathematics course of study established.

— Russians launch Sputnik I.


1958

(January 31)  Launching of first U.S. earth satellite..

— First M-Day queen selected.


1959

— Institute of Atmospheric Sciences established.
1959 Atmospheric Sciences

— Alaska and Hawaii admitted to the Union.

— March/Dake Hall completed.
1959 March_Drake Hall



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