Mines News

Release Date Thursday, April 12, 2018

SD Mines Design Fair Showcases Cutting Edge Technology, Research, and Innovation

SD Mines senior computer science major Savoy Schuler operates an augmented reality computer that allows him to manipulate many 3-D designs around a classroom. He is the leader of the Augmented Education project that is focusing on developing educational software that can be used on the platform. 


RAPID CITY, S.D. (April 12, 2018) – Graduating South Dakota School of Mines & Technology students will show off a year’s worth of technical design, research and achievements at the 2018 Senior Design Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, in the Surbeck Center Ballroom on campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The interactive fair will contain various projects from each department such as: augmented reality software that can project 3-D images into a classroom; a virtual reality based system for training and testing emergency medical technicians; the design of a formic acid plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany; a design for an expansion of the municipal recycling facility and a swarm of volcano roving robots that can gather geologic data. 

Traditional student design projects from Mines’ Center of Excellence for Advanced Manufacturing and Production (CAMP) will also be on display, including Human Powered Vehicle, Concrete Canoe and Supermileage Vehicle.

In addition to demonstrating their projects, students will be available to answer questions about their work and interact with the public.

All graduating seniors in engineering disciplines and computer science are required to participate in two semesters of team design. Many of the projects receive sponsorship from private industry, government agencies and local businesses. Some projects can also contribute to spin-off start-up companies that support tech-sector growth in the local economy.



About South Dakota Mines  

Founded in 1885, South Dakota Mines is one of the nation’s leading engineering, science and technology universities. South Dakota Mines offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and a best-in-class education at an affordable price. The university enrolls 2,493 students with an average class size of 24. The South Dakota Mines placement rate for graduates is 98 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $70,036. For these reasons  South Dakota Mines is ranked among the best engineering schools in the country for return on investment. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on FacebookTwitter, LinkedInInstagram, and Snapchat.

Contact: Charles Michael Ray, 605-394-6082, charles.ray@sdsmt.edu

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