Mines News

Release Date Monday, April 9, 2018

SD Mines takes 1st in Rocky Mt. Regional Conference, Steel Bridge Team Headed to Nationals

RAPID CITY, SD (April 9, 2018) – South Dakota School of Mines & Technologytook overall first place at the 2018 Rocky Mountain Regional Conference, held April 5-7, in Rapid City. 

The Steel Bridge team placed second in individual team competition, which qualifies them for the 2018 National Student Steel Bridge Competition on May 26, in Champaign, Ill. The Concrete Canoe team placed third in team competition, which puts them in the wildcard slot with a possibility of competing in the Concrete Canoe National Competition in California, June 23-25.  

The Rocky Mountain Regional Conference was hosted by the SD Mines student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers and SD Mines. The 2018 conference was attended by 14 universities, with approximately 400 civil and environmental engineering students from the region competing in the canoe and bridge competitions, as well as presenting both technical and non-technical papers. The combined results for all competitions put SD Mines in the top spot overall at the conference.

This will be the Steel Bridge team's 10th trip to the national competition in the past 12 years. The SD Mines Concrete Canoe team placed in the top 10 at the national competition last year. 

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About SD Mines  

Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, S.D., offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university enrolls 2,654 students with an average class size of 24. The SD School of Mines placement rate for graduates is 97 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $63,350. Find us online at sdsmt.edu and on  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Snapchat

Contact: Lynn Taylor Rick, (605) 394-2554 , Lynn.Taylorrick@sdsmt.edu