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South Dakota Mines  annual Junior Bladesmithing Championship is now accepting applications. The competition is open to high school students across the nation who can produce a blade by hand-hammering or trip-hammer forging. 

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Thursday, September 30, 2021
A multidisciplinary group of South Dakota Mines students, faculty and staff have created a life-size game of “operation” for use in STEM-based outreach events. The Pre-Health Organ Extraction Board Exhibit, also known as PHOEBE, includes an electrical system that buzzes if the participant fails to extract the 3D printed organ properly.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
South Dakota Mines student and faculty researchers have received $300,000 in grants from NASA to help model microgravity in a rotating wall vessel and to comb the massive dataset gathered during a wide range of experiments on the space station and the space shuttle.  
Friday, September 24, 2021
Enrollment at South Dakota Mines is down by 59 students this year with a headcount of 2,418 undergraduate students compared to 2,477 in fall 2020. While overall headcount is down, the number of incoming freshmen is up by 8% from 455 in 2020 to 491 this fall.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
South Dakota Mines plans to hold its annual pumpkin catapult competition at the Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25 in Memorial Park.    
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Two South Dakota Mines graduates decided to use their degrees in computer science to build a new dating app. The students built a unique algorithm that connects users based on their taste in memes.
Monday, September 20, 2021
Topics for the fall STEAM Café series range from a look at the very first computer programmer, Ada Lovelace, to a look at the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald in Lake Superior more than 45 years ago.  
Monday, September 20, 2021
South Dakota Mines hosted speaker Pat West on Sept. 17, 2021, for the annual talk celebrating the U.S. Constitution.
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