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New Mines program transforms high schoolers into weekend engineers
Release Date Friday, January 3, 2014

RAPID CITY, S.D. (Jan. 3, 2014) – The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Youth Programs will offer high school students the chance to dive into the world of electrical and computer engineering from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays, Jan. 25 through March 1. The Higher Steps program will immerse students in a six-week session designed and taught by the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering.

For three hours every Saturday, participants will engage in hands-on activities like creating a working, programmable robot, a radio and an insanity alarm with faculty at the School of Mines. Students will also learn about electrical and computer engineering (ECE) and the opportunities that come from earning an ECE degree.

Space is limited to 16 students, and the cost is $350, lunch included. Register at or call (605) 394-2693.


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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. 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