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Louis Rancour, a sophomore from Wall High School, took home the top honors at this year’s High Plains Regional Science and Engineering Fair held at South Dakota Mines. Louis followed directly in his father’s footsteps. In 1986, Tom Rancour won the same regional science fair at South Dakota Mines as a high school sophomore.  

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Thursday, March 9, 2023
An estimated 814 middle school girls will converge on the South Dakota Mines campus from 9 a.m. to 2:35 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, for the annual Women in Science Conference. 
Thursday, March 9, 2023
Military Friendly has ranked South Dakota Mines second in the nation for its service to veterans. Mines is the only public university in the state to achieve a Top 10 ranking from the organization as a “2023-2024 Military Friendly® School.”
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
South Dakota Mines dedicated the Scott Rausch Avionics Lab on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, honoring the Mines alumnus, former instructor, interim department head, and avionics minor coordinator. Rausch passed away unexpectedly in April 2022.
Thursday, March 2, 2023
A group of students at South Dakota Mines is working alongside staff, faculty and community members to host the Techstars Startup Weekend Rapid City on March 24-26 inside the Devereaux Library Makerspace on the Mines campus and at Elevate’s David Lust Accelerator Building (DLAB) on Main Street.  
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
South Dakota Mines and the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas in Lima, Peru, (UPC Peru) were awarded a grant from the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund to build a partnership that includes a student exchange that builds technical, intercultural and soft-skills training that are needed to improve water quality in Peru.
Friday, February 17, 2023
The 2023 Engineers Week will be held Feb. 21-25 with free events for the campus community, area students and the general public. 
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society, has named South Dakota Mines Professor, Department Head and Museum Director Laurie Anderson, Ph.D., to its 2022 class of Fellows.  
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