Friday, June 10, 2016
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology research scientist Andrea Surovek, Ph.D., has been named the recipient of the 2016 George Winter Award by the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The award recognizes a structural engineer who best typifies the late George Winter’s humanistic approach to the profession: an equal concern for matters technical and social, art and science, soul and intellect. Surovek joins a short list of internationally known structural engineers who have significantly advanced the state-of-the-art in structural engineering and demonstrated a commitment to the artist needs in the community through work not directly related to engineering and science.
Friday, June 10, 2016
SD Mines graduate John
Hetlinger (Chem55) had an illustrious career as a Navy pilot and at Ball
Aerospace & Technologies Corp., serving as program manager for the COSTAR
instrument to repair the Hubble Telescope. Now at the age of 82, he’s embarking
on a new career: heavy metal’s next hit. A recent episode of “America’s Got
Talent,” left judges stunned as Hetlinger covered “Bodies” by Drowning Pool—and
has since received an offer to cover for the band. Read more and watch the
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Over 350 students received their Bachelor of Science, Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy degrees at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology’s 173rd commencement ceremony. Alumnus Michael Black, director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, delivered the commencement address. Geological engineering major Harrison Costello of Durango, Colo., delivered the senior class message.
Monday, June 6, 2016
students from South Dakota Mines and business
students from Black Hills State University are partnering on an aviation
project to develop technology and prepare a business plan to meet new FAA safety
requirements at lower cost.
The presidents from the longtime
rival schools, both general aviation pilots who
each own light aircraft, are challenging their students to develop an
affordable version of air-tracking technology known as ADS-B (Automatic Dependent
Surveillance-Broadcast) that will be required by the Federal Aviation
Administration in 2020.
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Faculty and staff members at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology are mourning the death of former longtime faculty member and campus United Ministries pastor Paul Lupkes.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
A South Dakota
School of Mines & Technology student team took second overall in the co-ed division
at the 38th International Intercollegiate Mining &
Mucking Games in a competition that featured teams from the United States, Australia, United Kingdom and
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Judy Sneller has been honored with the Presidential Award for Outstanding Professor for her impact on
student success, professional and university development, and community
enhancement. She has been teaching in the Department of Humanities
for 24 years.