RAPID CITY, S.D. (Sept. 6, 2013) - The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will host the annual Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Breakfast from 8:30-10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, in the Surbeck Center Ballroom on campus.
Around 60 female students from a breadth of disciplines are expected to attend for the opportunity to meet peers and faculty members, hear from prominent women in the engineering and science fields and interact with key School of Mines leaders.
Duane Hrncir, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs, and Molly Gribb, Ph.D., professor and head of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, will speak at the breakfast. Patricia Mahon, Ph.D., vice president for student affairs and dean of students, will also discuss resources for women at the School of Mines.
WiSE is a group at the SDSM&T campus that seeks to educate, recruit, retain and graduate young women into science and engineering fields.
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.