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Mines ASCE selected to host 500 students at Rocky Mountain Conference
Release Date Monday, March 10, 2014

RAPID CITY, S.D. (March 10, 2014) – The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) student group at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology has been selected as the host of the 2018 ASCE Rocky Mountain Student Conference to be held April 5-7 on campus and at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.

ASCE will host more than 500 students from 15 universities in the Rocky Mountain region who will display and race concrete canoes, display, assemble and test steel bridges and tour the Black Hills. Other events include Can-struction, Mystery Design, Pre-Design, and technical and non-technical reports and presentations.

Other participating universities are: Brigham Young University, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Colorado Denver, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, Colorado State University-Pueblo, Metropolitan State College of Denver, University of New Mexico, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, New Mexico State University, Salt Lake Community College, United States Air Force Academy, University of Utah, Utah State University and University of Wyoming.


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