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Teams of first responders were mobilized in the hours and days after the 2022 Yellowstone Flood. Among them was a specialized group of scientists at Mines who study civil infrastructure. “Our group of students and researchers were loaded with scientific equipment and on the road in 24-hours after receiving the call to help assess and map flood damage,” says Dr. Bret Lingwall.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2023
The Nucor Mineral Industries Building being constructed on the Mines campus will pass a major milestone at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 18 with the placement of the final steel beam at the Topping Out Ceremony. 
Thursday, May 11, 2023
South Dakota Mines hosted the 71st annual West River Math Contest on Monday, May 8. In total, 552 middle and high school students from across the region attended the annual contest that includes Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, Advanced Math and Masters categories. 
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
South Dakota Mines 187th commencement ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2023, in the Ice Arena at The Monument in Rapid City.
Monday, May 1, 2023
South Dakota Mines and Black Hills State University have jointly hired a new sustainability coordinator who will help develop and lead student education and research efforts and drive campus sustainability initiatives that reduce the impact on the environment while saving money.
Friday, April 28, 2023
A team of South Dakota Mines students has created a mobile stage, called the BeethoVAN, that allows Rushmore Music Festival pop-up concerts in city parks, small towns and rural areas across the Northern Great Plains.
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
 South Dakota Mines took home first place and four out of five top spots in the student division at 2023 South Dakota Governor’s Giant Vision Business Competition held this week in Sioux Falls. The competition is highly competitive and is the biggest of its type in the state. Mines students or alumni have received top honors at the competition for ten years in a row. 
Tuesday, April 25, 2023
South Dakota Mines CAMP, a student-centered, hands-on engineering program, is adding three new teams: the Moonrockers, the Mines Association of Rocketeers (MARS) and the Unmanned Aerial Systems Team (UAS).
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