RAPID CITY, S.D. (April 21, 2017) – The South
Dakota School of Mines & Technology will host Extreme CAMPing, a day of
demos, drones, formula racing, baja off-roading and more Saturday, April 22, at
Main Street Square. There will be two Formula/Baja drag races on 6th
street from noon-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-2 p.m. There will also be drone
demonstrations from 12:30-12:45 p.m. and 2-2:15 p.m. SD Mines remains the only
organization allowed to fly a drone downtown. The event is free and open to the
Attendees can guess how far a supermileage car can
go on one tank of gas, get a look at the making of a concrete canoe and grab a
bite at the CAMP cook-off. CAMP, the Center of Excellence for Advanced
Manufacturing and Production, is hosting the event to showcase the center’s
hands-on educational approach and variety of competitive engineering teams.
CAMP teams include Aero Design, Alternative Fuel
Vehicle, ChemE Car, Concrete Canoe, Hardrocker Formula Racing, Game
Development, Ham Radio, Human Powered Vehicle, Mini Baja, Robotics, Steel
Bridge, Supermileage Car and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.
CAMP is designed to teach students engineering,
science and design skills, as well as the ability to work in teams. Team
members design, build, market and raise money for their projects, partnering
with industry on real-world projects and national competitions.