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 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.

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Friday, July 29, 2016
The 2016 Summer Camps program hosted nearly 150 high school students who traveled from 30 states and as far away as Rwanda for personal attention and hands-on experiences doing what South Dakota Mines does best – engineering and science. This year’s camps ranged from 3D printing to mining explosives, from paleontology to bridge building, from green chemistry to entrepreneurship. 
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Dr. Phil Ahrenkiel of the Nanoscience and Nanoengineering Program has been awarded $179,000 through the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative to develop a novel approach in producing next-generation solar cells for a low-cost renewable energy alternative in the United States.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will offer a new master of engineering degree beginning fall 2016, designed for engineers employed in or preparing to enter technical management roles in business and industry.
Friday, July 15, 2016
Nearly half of the recipients of the prestigious Dakota Corps Scholarship announced this week will enroll at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in the fall, with plans to pursue computer science and a variety of engineering majors to meet critical needs occupations within the state.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
With a No Child Left Behind grant, the School of Mines is leading 24 middle and high school science teachers through hands-on green chemistry investigations that they might take back to their classrooms.
Monday, July 11, 2016
Over 450 South Dakota School of Mines & Technology students were named to the Dean’s List for the 2016 spring semester. In order to merit a spot on the Dean’s List, students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the semester. Full-time students must have earned a minimum of 12 credit hours that term, while part-time students must have earned between three and 11 credit hours that term. 
Monday, June 27, 2016
The School of Mines will host researchers from India for a year-long collaborative bioprocessing study on extremophiles found deep underground, which could lead to the development of efficient and cost-effective green technologies. An in-depth understanding of organisms living in such extreme environments as those a mile below the earth’s surface at the Sanford Underground Research Facility will help scientists convert solid wastes to bioenergy.
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