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Release Date Tuesday, May 29, 2018

SD Mines Engineering Student Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

Aimee Allcock, a junior civil and environmental engineering major at SD Mines, is one of 75 Americans selected to participate in the 2018-2019 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals.

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology engineering student Aimee Allcock is one of 75 Americans selected to participate in the 2018-2019 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals.

During the year-long fellowship, Allcock, a junior civil and environmental engineering major, will study and work in Germany. Each year, the CBYX for Young Professionals provides scholarships to 350 Americans and brings 360 Germans to the United States. More than 600 young professionals vied for a place in this prestigious program. 

Allcock will attend a two-month intensive German language course, study at a German university or professional school for four months and complete a five-month internship with a German company in her career field. Participants are placed throughout Germany. 

The CBYX for Young Professionals is funded jointly by Congress (through the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) and the German Bundestag. The program strives to broaden the political and cultural awareness of students by experiencing life in another country. While in Germany, Allcock will act as a citizen ambassador of the United States, helping to promote a positive image of the U.S. abroad and creating lifelong friendships and professional connections.

For more information about the CBYX for Young Professionals program, visit  https://cbyx.info/host.

 

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Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, S.D., offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university enrolls 2,778 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1. The SD School of Mines placement rate for graduates is 97 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $61,300. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Snapchat

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