News Releases

John J. McKetta Scholarship awarded to Kati Johnson
Release Date Wednesday, November 27, 2013

RAPID CITY, S.D. (Nov. 27, 2013) – South Dakota School of Mines & Technology senior Kati Johnson, a chemical engineering student from Buffalo, has received the John J. McKetta Undergraduate Scholarship.

The scholarship is awarded to just one upcoming junior or senior nationwide who is planning on pursuing a career in the chemical engineering process industries. As this year’s recipient, Johnson receives a $5,000 scholarship.

She recently accepted her award at an American Institute of Chemical Engineers gala in New York City.


About SDSM&T

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. The average starting salary for graduates is $62,400 with a 98 percent placement rate. Find us online at, on Facebook at and on Twitter at