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Release Date Thursday, December 14, 2017

3 Mines Students Awarded Prestigious ASME scholarships

Pictured (left to right) Austin Kaul, Tyler Ronken and Josiah Horner.

RAPID CITY, SD (Dec. 13, 2017) – Three South Dakota School of Mines & Technology students were awarded prestigious ASME Foundation scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year. 

Austin Kaul a senior from Springfield, SD, was awarded the $11,000 ASME Foundation Scholarship; Tyler Ronken, a senior from Sioux Falls, SD, was awarded the $2,500 John & Elsa Gracik Scholarship; and Josiah Horner, a senior from Rock Springs, Wyo., was awarded the $2,000 Frank & Dorothy Miller Scholarship. 

“ASME Scholarships are very competitive. An ASME Scholarship stands out with distinction on a student’s resume; it helps them not only with their college costs but also with their job search after graduation,” said Pierre Larochelle, head of the SD Mines Department of Mechanical Engineering.

ASME, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, is a membership organization of both students and professionals working in the field of mechanical engineering. Scholarships are based on academic achievements as well as participation in ASME leadership roles and outstanding humanitarian contributions. 


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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 2,529 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

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