Mines News

Release Date Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Extreme CAMPing & Vocalists Come to Main Street Square April 16

RAPID CITY, S.D. (March 29, 2016) – The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will host Extreme CAMPing, a day of demos, drones, Formula racing, Baja off-roading and more from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, April 16, at Main Street Square. The event is free and open to the public.

Attendees can guess how far a supermileage car can go on one tank of gas, get a look at the making of a concrete canoe and grab a bite at the CAMP cook-off. CAMP, the Center of Excellence for Advanced Manufacturing and Production, is hosting the event to showcase the center’s hands-on educational approach and variety of teams.

The SD Mines Brass Choir and Sax Ensemble will perform at Main Street Square at 4 p.m.

CAMP teams include Aero Design, Alternative Fuel Vehicle, Chem E Car, Concrete Canoe, Formula Racing, Game Development, Ham Radio, Human Powered Vehicle, Mini Baja, Robotics Steel Bridge, Supermileage Car and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.

CAMP is designed to teach students engineering, science and design skills, as well as the ability to work in teams. Team members design, build, market and raise money for their projects, partnering with industry on real-world projects and national competitions.




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 2,778 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1. The SD School of Mines placement rate is 96 percent, with an average starting salary of $62,929. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on Facebook and Twitter.


Contact: Dani Mason, (605) 394-2554, Danielle.Mason@sdsmt.edu

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