Mines News

Release Date Sunday, September 16, 2018

OLC and SD Mines Students Showcase Research Projects

Students in the PEEC program at Mines pictured at Thunder Valley CDC while doing their work on the Pine Ridge Reservation.


Students involved in the Pre-Engineering Educational Collaborative (PEEC) will present scientific research they completed during the past year at a special poster session from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Oglala Lakota College, He Sapa Center, at 127 Knollwood Drive in Rapid City.

The PEEC program is part of an ongoing effort to encourage more Native American students to enter STEM fields. The program includes students from Oglala Lakota College​, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology​ and South Dakota State University, in Brookings​.


The PEEC program is thanks to a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation that supports the efforts to funnel more Native American students into STEM fields.   


Students and professors will be on hand to answer questions from the public and press during the poster session.



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