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Enrollment at South Dakota Mines is down by 59 students this year with a headcount of 2,416 undergraduate students compared to 2,475 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

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Monday, August 30, 2021
South Dakota Mines instructor of humanities Bryce Tellmann, Ph.D., is one of 10 university faculty in the nation invited to join a new cohort of rural scholars at Tarleton State University’s Rural Communication Institute.
Monday, August 16, 2021
 South Dakota Mines’ new outdoor Living Laboratory, which studies long-term erosion mitigation efforts, was hit by a grass fire in early August.  Because fire is a natural part of the landscape, researchers will incorporate the burned areas right into their ongoing study.  
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
South Dakota Mines is now home to two research centers that aim to create new battery technology, which could revolutionize the energy storage market.   
Thursday, August 5, 2021
South Dakota Mines faculty, staff and students donated 1,845 hours of community service in the 2020-2021 school year. Members of the campus community spent this time volunteering at local charities, churches and serving on non-profit organization boards.     
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
South Dakota Mines researchers are leading a fight to understand and disrupt criminal networks that are responsible for everything from ransomware attacks to the manufacture and distribution of counterfeit goods, to illegal narcotics, to poaching.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
South Dakota Mines student Kaytie Barkley is researching a process called ultrasonic welding that utilizes low amplitude, high frequency vibrations to fuse two pieces of plastic together.
Monday, July 26, 2021
The winners of South Dakota Mines first ever Junior Bladesmithing Championship are taking home cash prizes for knife and sword blades they crafted from scratch.  
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