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The SD Mines India Club invites the public to celebrate Diwali 2017, featuring cultural foods, entertainment, and a firework show from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, in the Surbeck Center ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.

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Sunday, October 29, 2017
SD Mines researchers are working with a team of officials and scientists to help combat the online sale of counterfeit goods and art.
Friday, October 27, 2017
Frederico Vigil, an artist often referred to as the “Michelangelo of New Mexico,” will exhibit original compositions from Oct. 31-Dec. 1. in the Apex Gallery at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
The tenth annual Halloween-themed “Night at the Museum” will be hosted at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Museum of Geology from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28.
Monday, October 23, 2017
Students with the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology are hosting a “Night in the Cold” event from 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27 to 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28. The overnight event aims to help the raise money for the Cornerstone Rescue Mission and raise awareness of homeless issues in Rapid City.  
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
The Black Hills Digital Mapping Association’s annual meeting includes free introductory lessons on digital cartography.  
Friday, October 6, 2017
Members of the public are invited to bring their backyard fossil or rock finds to the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Museum of Geology on Wednesday, Oct. 11, for the fifth annual Rock and Fossil ID Day.
Friday, September 29, 2017
SD Mines Researchers have been awarded a $6 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the range of microbes that consume methane in deep and extreme environments.Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas. This research will help scientists better understand the climatological impact of methane generated under places like Yellowstone and in other geothermic and fossil fuel beds. Researchers will also study how some of these microbes can be used to convert methane into useable products and materials.
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