Mines News

Release Date Wednesday, March 30, 2016

STEMinist 5K Glow Run to Benefit Girls Inc.

RAPID CITY, S.D. (March 30, 2016) – The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology’s Women in Science & Engineering (WiSE) and Alpha Omega Epsilon sorority will host the first-ever STEMinist Star 5K Glow Run/Walk on Saturday, April 16, to raise money for Girls Inc.

Registration will be from 6-7:15 p.m. at Main Street Square, and the race will begin at 7:30 p.m. The race will loop through the bike path with a water station near M Hill, finishing at Main Street Square, where there will be a dance party hosted by Prima School of Dance. Nosh Food Truck will be on-site after the race.

“Partnering with Girls Inc. is a natural fit for both WiSE and Alpha Omega Epsilon to encourage young girls to develop strong leadership skills, a sense of sisterhood, and to encourage natural ability and interest in STEM fields,” said Lisa Carlson, director of WiSE.

Registration is $20 for students, $25 for community members, with kids 12 and under free. All proceeds go to Youth & Family Service’s Girls Inc. program.

To register, visit https://foundation.sdsmt.edu/steminist-star-5k-registration.

Sponsors include Simpsons Printing and Silver Lining Creamery, which will offer 10 percent off to all participants.


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 2,778 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1. The SD School of Mines placement rate is 96 percent, with an average starting salary of $62,929. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on Facebook and Twitter.


Contact: Dani Mason, (605) 394-6082, Danielle.Mason@sdsmt.edu

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