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Enrollment at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is up slightly with a student population of 2,859 this fall semester, 16 more than a year ago. 13% growth in South Dakota students enrolling in Mines.

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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.
Friday, August 19, 2016
From faculty patent holders to university-incubated businesses taking first in statewide business competition three years running, SD Mines is a hotbed of innovation. While there are no easy degrees at Mines, we give students the personal attention they need to succeed in this cutting-edge space – with a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio. This focus on excellence in face-to-face undergraduate education is increasingly rare in American universities and is just one of the things that makes Mines different.
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