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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.

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Monday, June 20, 2016
New placement figures for Mines show 98 percent of 2014-15 graduates have secured employment with an average starting salary of $63,503 or are pursuing graduate degrees. Ten of the 16 majors had 100 percent placement rates, with the vast majority of students electing to go directly into industry, working at Google, Microsoft, Medtronic, NASA, SpaceX, Keurig and more. Almost 40 percent of graduates are staying in South Dakota, to continue advanced studies or contribute to the economic development of the state.
Friday, June 17, 2016
Andrea Brickey, Ph.D., an associate professor at South Dakota Mines, has been awarded the 2016 Freeport-McMoRan Career Development Grant, a$300,000 award focusing on rebuilding the faculty pipeline in U.S. mining schools.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology has received a $10,000 grant from State Farm to support its Women in Science & Engineering (WiSE) Center and programming along with Mines high school summer camps. The State Farm and WiSE relationship will also result in joint programming aimed at equipping women students with real-life skills, such as financial literacy. State Farm chose Mines because of the commitment State Farm has to supporting educational opportunity and to providing students a greater chance to earn engineering and science degrees.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
SD Mines’ Darrell Sawyer, Assistant Vice President for Student Development, Career & Professional Development Center, was recently featured in a WalletHub study about 2016’s best and worst cities to start a career. Below is his Q&A.
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.
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