Mines News

Release Date Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Mines Hosting 650 Middle, High Girls for STEM Career Conference

RAPID CITY, S.D. (March 7, 2016) – An estimated 650 middle and high school girls will converge on the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology campus Tuesday, March 8, for the annual Women in Science Conference. 

The day-long workshop is designed to provide young women in grades 6-12 with engaging opportunities to learn about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

A wide range of STEM careers will be demonstrated by professional women leading interactive exhibits and discussions. Among the speakers: engineers, physicians, dentists, meteorologists, pharmacists, science educators, and a veterinarian, soil scientist and information technology officer.

Emily Graslie, Chicago Field Museum’s chief curiosity correspondent and a Rapid City native, will offer the keynote address. Graslie has achieved YouTube stardom with her series, “The Brain Scoop.”

Schools attending will be from throughout the Black Hills and Wyoming, including home schools. The program is co-sponsored by SD Mines’ Women in Science and Engineering program and Youth in Science Rapid City, Inc.

Graslie will speak to the entire group at 9:05 a.m. in the King Center gymnasium. Concurrent small-group sessions will occur in classrooms throughout the SD Mines campus.


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.


Upcoming Events

Monday, Mar. 26, 2018
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Surbeck Center Ballroom
Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018
11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
Classroom Building 118
Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Surbeck Center McKeel Room (upper level)
Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Christensen Hall of Fame, King Center