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Dr. Eirik Valseth, a Mines alumnus, has been awarded the Marie Curie Fellowship of the European Union, which is among the most prestigious fellowships in Europe. 

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Friday, May 20, 2022
Once again, South Dakota Mines has topped the state and nation in a wide array of college rankings. Mines measured well in both return on investment (ROI) and overall academic quality against other universities in South Dakota and across the country.   
Thursday, May 19, 2022
A Mines geology student and professor may have found a relatively inexpensive way to measure the thickness of the Earth’s crust using seismic waves.
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
South Dakota Mines hosted the 70th annual West River Math Contest on Monday, May 9, with 432 middle and high school students in attendance.  
Monday, May 9, 2022
South Dakota Mines is hosting the fourth Conference on Science at the Sanford Underground Research Facility which will cover all aspects of research at SURF.
Monday, May 2, 2022
Olympian Billy Mills is the featured speaker at the South Dakota Mines 185th commencement ceremony starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2022, in the Ice Arena at The Monument in Rapid City.
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Nucor Corporation has provided South Dakota Mines with the largest corporate gift in university history, totaling $5 million, to help fund a new mineral industries building on campus.  
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
South Dakota Mines has won both the student and open division categories at the South Dakota Governor’s Giant Vision Business Competition. The competition is the biggest of its type in the state and Mines students or alumni have taken home top honors at the competition for eight years in a row.
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