Whiting Petroleum Corporation Gift

Whiting Petroleum Corporation has donated $40,000 to support students in the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.  These funds will be used to support the two initiatives of graduate enhancements and geoscience student enrichment.

Graduate enhancements will support competitive graduate stipends that can be offered to attract qualified students interested in energy sector careers and geoscience student enrichment will support student research and training opportunities that may include undergraduate and graduate student travel for field trips, professional meetings and professional workshops.

Whiting Petroleum Gift
L to R: Rick Ross (BS ME 1981), vice president of operations, Whiting Petroleum; Dr. Laurie Anderson, Department Head of Geology and Geological Engineering at SD Mines; Sherwin Artus (BS GEOLE 1960, MS MIN E 1962), Whiting Petroleum director and former CEO; and Ron Jeitz (BS CE 1969), SDSM&T Foundation development officer.