Mines News

Release Date Thursday, April 6, 2017

Governor Daugaard to Speak at Mines’ CBEC Ribbon Cutting April 13

The new wing of the Chemical & Biological Engineering/Chemistry Building (CBEC) at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.

RAPID CITY, SD (April 6, 2017) – Governor Dennis Daugaard is among the dignitaries slated to join the ribbon cutting of the renovated Chemical & Biological Engineering/Chemistry Building (CBEC) at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. The ribbon cutting for CBEC starts at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, April 13, in front of the south wing of the building on the SD Mines campus.

The $6.6 million renovation to the south wing of the CBEC includes several upgrades: state-of-the-art laboratories, modernized classrooms for teaching and research, better office space for faculty and staff, new elevators that increase access to the building and upgraded student lounge areas including new windows and a deck space overlooking the Mines Quad.

A basic knowledge of chemistry is key in almost every science and engineering course at SD Mines. Applied Biological Sciences is one of the university’s fastest-growing majors and attracts a wide range of students who are pursuing carriers in the medical field. Scientists and engineers, in both chemistry and biology, are key innovators for economic growth, and this facility helps SD Mines continue to turn out top-tier scientists and engineers to tackle the problems of tomorrow.

Refreshments and tours of the building will follow the short ceremony. A campus map may be found here.

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About SD Mines

Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, S.D., offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university enrolls 2,859 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1. The SD School of Mines placement rate is 98 percent, with an average starting salary of $63,500. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on Facebook and Twitter.

Contact: Charles Michael Ray , 605-394-6082, charles.ray@sdsmt.edu