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Thursday, June 29, 2017
State Fire Meteorologist, Darren Clabo, Ph.D., at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is helping create the Fire Risk Estimation tool (FiRE). The tool gives land managers and firefighting officials a more detailed look at fire potential across the Missouri River basin. 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology graduate and former scholar athlete Megan Rohrer was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) Woman Athlete of the Year by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The honor is bestowed upon a graduating female student athlete in the RMAC who accomplishes unparalleled academic achievements, athletics excellence, community service and leadership.
Monday, June 26, 2017
On Tuesday, June 27 about 80 middle and high school students with Rural America Initiatives (RAI) will take part in a hands-on workshop at SD Mines.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
New placement figures for the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology show 96 percent of 2015-16 graduates have secured employment with an average starting salary of $62,929 or are pursuing graduate degrees. Ten of the 16 majors had 100 percent placement rates, with the vast majority of students electing to go directly into industry, working at Google, Microsoft, Echostar, Ford, Garmin, Lockheed Martin, POET, Raven Industries, Black Hills Corporation, RPM Innovations and more.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
A team of researchers with the Composite and Nanocomposite Advanced Manufacturing – Biomaterials Center (CNAM), led by David Salem, Ph.D., at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology are using microbes that were discovered deep underground in the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in an attempt to make low-cost plastics that are renewable and biodegradable.
Monday, June 5, 2017
The SD Mines chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has been named a Ridgway Award FinalistThe annual award recognizes the top ASCE student chapters in the United States.
Monday, June 5, 2017
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology students have won the annual Butterfield Cup for software that checks the qualifications needed for a student to enroll in a class. The software automates the time-intensive, manual process faculty normally face when ensuring their incoming students have satisfied prerequisites and auto-calculates the average grade in those prerequisites so faculty can tailor instruction to the students’ knowledge level.
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