Mines News

Release Date Friday, April 21, 2017

Extreme CAMPing Features Drag Races and Drone Demos

RAPID CITY, S.D. (April 21, 2017) – The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will host Extreme CAMPing, a day of demos, drones, formula racing, baja off-roading and more Saturday, April 22, at Main Street Square.  There will be two Formula/Baja drag races on 6th street from noon-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-2 p.m. There will also be drone demonstrations from 12:30-12:45 p.m. and 2-2:15 p.m. SD Mines remains the only organization allowed to fly a drone downtown. 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 competitive engineering teams.

CAMP teams include Aero Design, Alternative Fuel Vehicle, ChemE Car, Concrete Canoe, Hardrocker 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 2,654 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1. The SD School of Mines placement rate for graduates is 97 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $61,300. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Snapchat