Braun Student Inventor Award

The Ann and Dave Braun Student Inventor Award was established to recognize a SD Mines student who has made a significant discovery or invention as a student at SD Mines. The selected recipient of this award will be recognized at the Research Symposium, will receive a $5,000 cash prize and a free patent application from Goodhue, Coleman & Owens, P.C.

Eligibility Requirements 

Must be an individual or student group from SD Mines.

Submissions/Judging Criteria 

Each student must email or deliver a signed invention disclosure to the office of Economic Development. You will be judged on the completeness and clarity of the invention disclosure (40%) and the utility, novelty and non-obviousness of the invention (60%).



Deliver or email a signed  original invention disclosure to:

Joseph Wright  
Office of Economic Development  
SDSM&T O'Harra Room 102

February 28, 2019
Judges will review Invention Disclosures
Week of March 1, 2019
Winner will be notified

Week of March 25, 2019 

Winner will be announced at the Research Symposium and receive $5,000 prize money. Winner also receives a free patent application from Goodhue, Coleman & Owens, P.C.
April 9, 2019 

Office of Economic Development

(605) 394-5168