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Two separate organizations rank SD Mines in the top five in the United States for online engineering graduate degrees. Both the Guide to On-Line Schools and Grad Source put SD Mines as third in the United States for value based on academic strength and affordability.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017
The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology’s Aero Design team will host Flight Night from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, and Tuesday, April 4, on campus. Students will have the opportunity to tour the lab where the Aero Design team designs and builds its plane, fly the simulator the team trains on to prepare for national competition, watch a flying demonstration and build their own balsa wood plane to take home.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
The SD Mines Bladesmithing Team has won the grand prize at The Mineral, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) Bladesmithing Competition.  
Friday, March 3, 2017
The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is announcing a multi-phase renovation of the nearly-century-old McLaury Building.  The renovations will update facilities, improve efficiency and bring the building into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. McLaury is among the oldest and most iconic buildings on campus. Construction on the building was completed in 1921. In 1950 it was renamed after beloved Mines math professor Howard Lincoln McLaury.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
The Apex Gallery exhibit “Communicate, Innovate, Fabricate,” showcases the artistic side of South Dakota School Mines & Technology students and explores the boundaries between art and science. The exhibition includes original creative expressions like drawings, paintings, fabrications, sculpture and models by students from across campus.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is host to the Northern Great Plains Regional Engagement Workshop as part of the Fourth National Climate Assessment process. During the workshop, key players from across the region discuss information to include in the next National Climate Assessment.  
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will host the first-ever Health Careers Expo from 2-5 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, in the Surbeck Center ballroom. The event is designed to help high school and college students explore healthcare careers and will feature panels of healthcare professionals and Mines pre-health students, as well as an exhibit hall showcasing regional universities offering professional healthcare degrees.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
The LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) dark matter detector in the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in Lead has reached a major milestone. Researchers at South Dakota School of Mines &Technology are playing a key role in the detection and removal of radon from the sensitive equipment to ensure LZ has the cleanest signal possible.   
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