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South Dakota Mines faculty, staff, and students joined with members of the university’s Center for Alumni Relations and Advancement in 4,632 hours in community service during the 2021-2022 school year.

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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.
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
The United States is undertaking a new era of infrastructure improvements that highlight a critical need for engineers and scientists. Universities like South Dakota Mines train the next generation of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professionals who are required to create innovative solutions to the multiple infrastructure challenges of the modern world. 
Thursday, April 7, 2022
Scott Wood, Ph.D., assistant professor of nanoscience and nanoengineering at South Dakota Mines, has won a highly prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award for his work to study the causes of osteoarthritis and to build foundational knowledge needed to someday reverse the progression of the disease. 
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