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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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Friday, June 10, 2016
 South Dakota School of Mines & Technology research scientist Andrea Surovek, Ph.D., has been named the recipient of the 2016 George Winter Award by the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The award recognizes a structural engineer who best typifies the late George Winter’s humanistic approach to the profession: an equal concern for matters technical and social, art and science, soul and intellect. Surovek joins a short list of internationally known structural engineers who have significantly advanced the state-of-the-art in structural engineering and demonstrated a commitment to the artist needs in the community through work not directly related to engineering and science. 
Friday, June 10, 2016
SD Mines graduate John Hetlinger (Chem55) had an illustrious career as a Navy pilot and at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., serving as program manager for the COSTAR instrument to repair the Hubble Telescope. Now at the age of 82, he’s embarking on a new career: heavy metal’s next hit. A recent episode of “America’s Got Talent,” left judges stunned as Hetlinger covered “Bodies” by Drowning Pool—and has since received an offer to cover for the band. Read more and watch the episode clip!
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Over 350 students received their Bachelor of Science, Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy degrees at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology’s 173rd commencement ceremony. Alumnus Michael Black, director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, delivered the commencement address. Geological engineering major Harrison Costello of Durango, Colo., delivered the senior class message.
Monday, June 6, 2016
Engineering students from South Dakota Mines and business students from Black Hills State University are partnering on an aviation project to develop technology and prepare a business plan to meet new FAA safety requirements at lower cost. The presidents from the longtime rival schools, both general aviation pilots who each own light aircraft, are challenging their students to develop an affordable version of air-tracking technology known as ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast) that will be required by the Federal Aviation Administration in 2020.
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Faculty and staff members at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology are mourning the death of former longtime faculty member and campus United Ministries pastor Paul Lupkes.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
A South Dakota School of Mines & Technology student team took second overall in the co-ed division at the 38th International Intercollegiate Mining & Mucking Games in a competition that featured teams from the United States, Australia, United Kingdom and Brazil.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Judy Sneller has been honored with the Presidential Award for Outstanding Professor for her impact on student success, professional and university development, and community enhancement. She has been teaching in the Department of Humanities for 24 years.
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