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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.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Vaughn Vargas, a senior industrial engineering major at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, was named recipient of the prestigious Truman Scholarship and will receive a $30,000 scholarship to continue graduate studies.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Alumnus Michael Black, who has served as director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington since 2010, will deliver the keynote address to nearly 400 graduates and their families at the 173rd commencement. Spring graduation will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Ice Arena. 
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
The 2016 SD Mines Student Research Symposium highlighted the projects of 100 graduate and undergraduate students.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) will host a “Severe Weather Awareness and Preparedness” event from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, in the Electrical Engineering & Physics Building, room 252, on campus.
Monday, April 18, 2016
Fourteen South Dakota School of Mines & Technology juniors and seniors were recently inducted into the Order of Omega national Greek honor society.
Friday, April 15, 2016
The School of Mines has been named as a sponsor of the National Merit Scholar Program in recognition of the university’s ability to attract high-achieving National Merit Finalists. Currently, three National Merit Finalists who are high school seniors have named South Dakota Mines as their first-choice university, joining the six freshmen National Merit Finalists already on campus. Since 2010, SD Mines has enrolled 19 National Merit Finalists.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Student entrepreneurs from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology took first place in the Governor’s Giant Vision competition for technology they are developing to extract commercially valuable essential oils through a super-critical carbon dioxide process.
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