SD Mines Hosts Prospective Students at April 16 Go To Mines Event

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The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will host Go to Mines on Saturday, April 16, for high school students exploring their college options to get to know the university’s engineering and science curriculum and research. They will also have the chance to explore campus, meet current students and faculty and attend events including an afternoon of demos, drones, Formula racing and Baja off-roading.

The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will host Go to Mines on Saturday, April 16, for high school students exploring their college options.

The event hosts high school students of all ages, particularly juniors and seniors, as well as their parents, who get to know the university’s engineering and science curriculum and research projects. They will also have the chance to view residence halls and explore campus. Current Mines students, faculty and staff will be available to provide insider tips about campus life, the application process, scholarships and financial aid.

Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Prospective students and their families may pre-register at http://www.sdsmt.edu/visit.

South Dakota Mines offers an exceptional science and engineering education to students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and is consistently ranked among the top returns on investment for a college education. The placement rate is 98 percent, with an average early-career salary for graduates of $62,300, according to the 2015-2016 PayScale report. The university enrolls 2,843 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1.

Through the many labs, research projects and competitive teams, students participate in rich hands-on learning experiences beginning their freshman year. South Dakota Mines is also known for its specialized internship program. Last year, 78 percent of graduates had already worked for companies throughout the state and country during internships and co-op experiences.

The day’s schedule on campus includes:

  • Registration: 8:30 a.m. (Surbeck Center)
  • Welcome session: 9 a.m. (Surbeck Center Ballroom)
  • Information fair: 10 a.m. (King Center, Fraser Gym)
  • Department open houses: 11:45 a.m. (various locations on campus)
  • Lunch: 12:15-2 p.m.
  • Campus and residential hall tours: 12:15-2:30 p.m. (Leaving every 5-10 minutes)
  • Second department open house: 1:15 p.m. (various locations on campus)
  • Go Women ice cream social: 2:45-4 p.m. (King Center, Hall of Fame room)

Other Mines events scheduled April 16 in downtown Rapid City open to the community and prospective students are:

Extreme CAMPing at Main Street Square, a day of demos, drones, Formula racing, Baja off-roading and more from Mines engineering teams from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

SD Mines vocal groups performing at Main Street Square from 4-5 p.m.

The STEMinist Glow Run, a fundraiser for Girls Inc. cosponsored by the Women in Science & Engineering, Girls Inc., and the Alpha Omega Epsilon sorority. Registration is from 6-7:15 p.m. The race begins at 7:30 p.m. with a dance and awards ceremony to follow.

If You Go

What: Go to Mines open house

When: Saturday, April 16

Why: Find out why over 2,800 students have decided to enroll at Mines

Call: 394-2414 or (877) 877-6044 (option 1)

Register: Online at http://www.sdsmt.edu/visit

Email: admissions(at)sdsmt.edu

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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 2,843 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1. The SD School of Mines placement rate is 98 percent, with an average early-career salary for graduates of $62,300, according to the 2015-2016 PayScale report. Find us online at http://www.sdsmt.edu and on Facebook and Twitter.

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