Cocurricular Programs

Cocurricular Programs at South Dakota Mines are available to students involved in a variety of disciplines and exist to empower students, bring them new and enriching experiences, foster academic achievement, and create outreach to potential students interested in science and engineering. 

Culture and Attitude

The Culture and Attitude program aims to attract, retain, and graduate more women and underrepresented students in engineering through scholarships, industry mentors, professional development, and new curriculum that engages diverse learning styles. The program will also partner with community organizations to incorporate service learning into the classroom. Participating departments include metallurgical, industrial, mechanical, mining, and civil engineering.
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EPICS is an academic program where undergraduate students earn course credits for participation in teams that tackle real-world projects.  Student teams partner with non-profit community organizations to provide comprehensive technological and engineering solutions.  Through the EPICS experience, students get early experience in working in multi-disciplinary teams to tackle the kinds of challenges that can't always be replicated in academic exercises and lab practice. 
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Tiospaye in Science and Engineering Program aims to increase the number of American Indian students graduating from South Dakota Mines with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, mathematics, and science fields through financial, academic, professional, cultural, and social support.
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WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering)

Though numbers are on the rise, women are still underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering) seeks to increase the number of women in science, math and engineering fields through outreach, recruitment, and student support and retention efforts.
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