Mines News

Release Date Monday, February 26, 2018

SD Mines to Host Flight Night with Aero Design Team

Students who take part in Flight Night get to build their own balsa wood plane to take home.


RAPID CITY, S.D. (Feb. 26, 2018) – The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology’s Aero Design team will host Flight Night from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, and Monday, March 12, on campus. 

Students will have the opportunity to tour the lab where the Aero Design team designs and builds its plane, fly the simulator the team trains on to prepare for national competition, watch a flying demonstration and build their own balsa wood plane to take home.

The hands-on event is designed to teach students about the physics behind flight and show them possible future careers in industry.

The cost is $25, and limited scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information or to register, visit https://foundation.sdsmt.edu/flightnight


About SD Mines  

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 2,529 students with an average class size of 24. The SD School of Mines placement rate for graduates is 97 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $63,350. Find us online at sdsmt.edu and on  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Snapchat

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

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