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
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.