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The School of Mines and the Homeless Coalition Youth Task Force this year are teaming up for combined runs to benefit the community. Both the Homeless Hustle 5K sponsored by the Coalition and the Wharton Challenge 5K & 10K runs sponsored by the School of Mines will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, from Founder’s Park.  

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Friday, September 9, 2016
SD Mines geologist Foster Sawyer, Ph.D., will be honored with the prestigious 2016 AIPG Martin Van Couvering Memorial Award for his leadership and contributions to the American Institute of Professional Geologists. Last year, Sawyer served as national president of the AIPG, which has more than 7,000 members.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Three new rankings by OnlineU put the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology’s online engineering graduate programs in the top tier of the nation. OnlineU’s rankings consider affordability, accessibility and quality.
Friday, September 2, 2016
 More than 500 South Dakota School of Mines & Technology students spent the summer building their resumes through valuable work experiences with 240 employers in 39 states.
Thursday, September 1, 2016
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology geology major Tait Earney, from Whitney, Neb., has been selected for the National Association of Geoscience Teachers-United States Geological Survey (USGS) Cooperative Field Training Program, the longest continuously running internship program in the earth sciences. He has been working in Menlo Park, Calif., on geophysical investigations related to geothermal, mineral and water resources and to natural hazards in the western United States. 
Monday, August 29, 2016
Local high school students from Rapid City and Sturgis spent their summer immersed in research, collaborating with SD Mines graduate students and faculty on titanium biomedical implants; waterproof coatings for paper used in security printing; and friction stir welded high-strength steel for automotive applications.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
 In preparation for the 2017 International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals, known as the Olympics of computer science, the SD Mines Programming Team is now training at the renowned Russian programming boot camp – the site that has trained the world champions for the past five years.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
The School of Mines has been awarded a $200,000 grant to develop projects with a high potential for economic development. The new grant will enhance existing projects, including two research endeavors at the nearby Sanford Underground Research Facility. Another project will expand on the university’s current success to commercialize a biomass liquefaction process. Matching commitments and additional funding sources bring the total to $342,424, which will purchase essential scientific instrumentation.
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