School of Mines faculty members have received numerous national and international recognitions, including the US Presidential Faculty Fellow Award and the CASE Carnegie South Dakota Professor of the Year Award. In 2012, the university was named a Fulbright Top Producing Institution.
Our professors have so drastically altered the scientific landscape that Reuters Entrepreneurial blog enshrined one professor’s invention in the post “Baby Boomer Inventions that Changed the World,” in 2010, sandwiching it among the World Wide Web, rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, and the artificial heart.
Others have risen to the highest levels of professional membership. Three mechanical engineering professors have attained the rank of Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, an honor reserved for only 3 percent of the international membership. In the Department of Geology & Geological Engineering, one professor was elected president of the American Institute of Professional Geologists in 2013, presiding over 6,000 members nationwide.
Representing many US states and countries around the world, our faculty bring the curriculum to life by sharing their achievements in scholarship and commitment to research seasoned by real-world experience and practical perspectives. This diversity makes Mines a microcosm of the skill sets and collaborative interaction needed to make real progress on the complex 21st century challenges in science and technology.
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