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Arden Davis, Ph.D., professor emeritus of geology and geological engineering at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, has been named the 2016 J.P. Gries Geologist of the Year. He was selected for his contributions to the geology and groundwater hydrology of the State of South Dakota.

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Monday, May 2, 2016
Mechanical engineering students will showcase their projects at the Design for Manufacturing Fair, from 8-10 a.m. Friday, May 6, in the Christensen Hall of Fame room of the King Center.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
The traditional finals-week late-night study breakfast will be served to hundreds of students at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology from 9-10:30 p.m. Sunday, May 1.
Friday, April 29, 2016
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology alumnus David LaPorte has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to Guatemala in engineering from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. LaPorte will be researching at Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, with the cooperation of Coordinadora Nacional para le Reduccion de Desastres, as part of a project to develop cost-effective ways for residents of at-risk communities to monitor the movement of the large landslides on which they live.
Friday, April 29, 2016
J. Foster Sawyer, Ph.D., South Dakota School of Mines & Technology professor, has been selected as the 2016 Honorary Award recipient by the Rocky Mountain Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
The 2016 concrete canoe team from South Dakota Mines will compete with the MilkyWave at nationals for the first time in 10 years after recently taking first overall in the regional Rocky Mountain Conference. The nationals will be held at the University of Texas in Tyler on June 9. 
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology sophomore DeVaughn Pearson from Rapid City has been awarded the $7,000 Udall Scholarship, one of five prestigious, national scholarships established by the U.S. Congress. Pearson is the third SD Mines student to ever win the scholarship.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
PayScale’s newest annual College Return on Investment Report ranks the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology 24th nationally for return on investment (ROI) with a 20-year net ROI of $718,000 – in front of the likes of Purdue, Columbia, Dartmouth and major research, engineering and science universities like Michigan and Virginia Tech.
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