RAPID CITY, S.D. (Aug. 6, 2013) - Foster Sawyer, Ph.D., assistant professor of the Department of Geology & Geological Engineering, has been elected president of the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG).
Founded in 1963, AIPG is the largest association dedicated to promoting geology as a profession. It has more than 6,000 members in the U.S. and abroad and adheres to the principles of professional responsibility and public service. This institute is the only international organization that certifies the competence and ethical conduct of geological scientists in all branches of the science with members employed in industry, government and academia.
Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, S.D., offering bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. The university enrolls more than 2,400 students from 32 countries, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1. The average starting salary for 2012 graduates was $62,696 with a 98 percent placement rate. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sdsmt and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sdsmt.