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In Case You Missed It: SD School of Mines Adds Minor in Petroleum Systems
Release Date Friday, June 20, 2014

RAPID CITY, S.D. (June 18, 2014) – The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology has launched a new minor in Petroleum Systems as part of its broader Energy Resources Initiative to help meet the needs of the booming energy industry.

Houston Chronicle:  SD School Announces New Minor in Petroleum Systems

“The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is adding a minor in petroleum systems as part of a broader initiative to focus on the booming energy industry.”

http://www.chron.com/business/energy/article/SD-school-announces-new-minor-in-petroleum-systems-5544087.php

Washington Times:  SD School Announces New Minor in Petroleum Systems

“The new minor . . . will include drilling and production engineering, fluid mechanics and a field course.”

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jun/11/sd-school-announces-new-minor-in-petroleum-systems/

The Oklahoman/NewsOK.com : SD School Announces New Minor in Petroleum Systems

“The energy industry is rapidly growing in our region. . . .”

http://newsok.com/sd-school-announces-new-minor-in-petroleum-systems/article/feed/698257

KNBN-NewsCenter1:  School of Mines Adds New Minor to Focus on Energy Industry

“The Rapid City school is equidistant from three of the largest energy-producing regions in the country - the Williston Basin to the north, the Powder River basin to the northwest and the Denver basin directly south.”

http://www.newscenter1.tv/story/school-of-mines-adds-new-minor-to-focus-on-energy-industry-20140611

San Antonio Express-News:  SD School Announces New Minor in Petroleum Systems

“The Rapid City school is equidistant from three of the largest energy-producing regions in the country: the Williston Basin to the north, the Powder River Basin to the northwest and the Denver Basin directly south. The college announced in April that it was launching a Shale Research Institute with the help of Rapid City-based engineering consultant RESPEC. Shale formations, such as the Bakken in North Dakota, hold oil.”

http://www.mysanantonio.com/business/article/SD-school-announces-new-minor-in-petroleum-systems-5544087.php

San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate.com:  SD School Announces New Minor in Petroleum Systems

http://www.sfgate.com/business/energy/article/SD-school-announces-new-minor-in-petroleum-systems-5544087.php

Seattle Post-Intelligencer:  SD School Announces New Minor in Petroleum Systems

“The school also is developing a graduate certificate in petroleum systems, which will be open to both graduate students and professionals.” http://www.seattlepi.com/default/article/SD-school-announces-new-minor-in-petroleum-systems-5544087.php

KEVN Black Hills Fox TV:  Mines Wants to Add New Minor

“Mines president Dr. Heather Wilson says the university is well-positioned to expand teaching and research in this field. … The School of Mines is also investigating the possibility of doing more research into oil production from shale. Its Shale Research Initiative was announced in April.”

http://www.blackhillsfox.com/201406116186/mines-wants-to-offer-new-minor.html

KEVN Black Hills Fox TV:  Mines Adds New Degree And Minor  

“You can add to the list of degrees you can earn at the South Dakota School of Mines. The Board of Regents approved the addition of a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, a Minor in Petroleum Systems and a certificate program in Geospatial Technology.” http://www.blackhillsfox.com/201406136233/mines-adds-new-degree-and-minor.html

KSFY:  South Dakota Announces New Minor in Petroleum Systems

“President Heather Wilson says the energy industry is growing in the region and many of the school's graduates work in that industry.”http://www.ksfy.com/story/25749263/sd-school-announces-new-minor-in-petroleum-systems

Keloland:  School Announces New Minor in Petroleum Systems

“Students could begin the minor as early as this fall. It's an 18-credit program with some new courses. Coursework includes drilling and production engineering and fluid mechanics.” http://www.keloland.com/newsdetail.cfm/school-announces-new-minor-in-petroleum-systems/?id=165630

KDLT:  South Dakota Announces New Minor in Petroleum Systems

“The Rapid City school would bring a new faculty member to support the program.” http://www.kdlt.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=36478&Itemid=57

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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 2,640 students from 45 states and 37 countries, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sdsmt and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/sdsmt.