Mines News

Release Date Thursday, March 31, 2022

Mines Annual Research Symposium Features Work on Space Travel, Water Quality, Supercells, DUNE, and More

The 12th annual Student Research Symposium at South Dakota Mines, was held on Tuesday, April 5, in the Surbeck Center Ballroom.  The event featured an array of cutting-edge research across many fields of scientific study. 

    The symposium includes poster presentations and talks from both graduate and undergraduate students.

    The winners in each category are as follows: 

    Undergraduate Winners

    Oral Presentation:

    3rd Oral: Marcus Heintz - $200

    2nd Oral: Liam Slavin - $300

    1st Oral: Michael Hickey - $500


    3rd Poster: Jennifer Johnson - $200

    2nd Poster: Jordan Baumeister - $300

    1st Poster: Brianna Hoff - $500

    Best Overall Undergraduate: Brianna Hoff - $500

    Graduate Winners


    3rd Poster: Rudolph Hummel - $200

    3rd Poster: Divine Kavunga - $200

    2nd Poster: Laura Brunmaier - $300

    1st Poster: Ding Lou - $500

    Oral Presentation:

    3rd Oral: Ramesh Devadig - $200

    2nd Oral: Abbi Elger - $300

    1st Oral: Mikel Zaitzeff - $500

    Best Overall Graduate: Mikel Zaitzeff - $500

     Photos of symposium participants can be found here.


    About South Dakota Mines  

    Founded in 1885, South Dakota Mines is one of the nation’s leading engineering, science and technology universities. South Dakota Mines offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and a best-in-class education at an affordable price. The university enrolls 2,493 students with an average class size of 24. The South Dakota Mines placement rate for graduates is 98 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $70,036. For these reasons  South Dakota Mines is ranked among the best engineering schools in the country for return on investment. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on FacebookTwitter, LinkedInInstagram, and Snapchat.

    Contact: Mike Ray, 605-394-6082, mike.ray@sdsmt.edu