About South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Institution: South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
  Rapid City, SD

Known for our academic rigor, we maintain an average class size of 24 and our students benefit from immersive learning experiences including undergraduate research, co-ops/internships, and numerous nationally competitive engineering teams. College students who are serious about their future, passionate about STEM, and eager to solve society’s most pressing problems excel at Mines. Our Research Programs are concentrated in four areas: energy and environment; materials and manufacturing; STEM education; and underground science and engineering. South Dakota Mines is a growing university that enrolls around 2,400 students from 45 states and 40 countries and is ranked as the best engineering school for return on investment by College Factual. The placement rate for recent Mines graduates is 97 percent in their field of study.
Rapid City is the state’s second largest city (with an urban population of 77,503 and metropolitan population of 148,749) and is nestled at the foot of the beautiful Black Hills. The Rapid City region is currently one of the fastest growing areas in the United States. Mount Rushmore, Badlands National Park, and Crazy Horse Memorial are all within an hour of the university. Rapid City enjoys a relatively mild climate and offers year-round recreational opportunities, including, hiking, biking, skiing, snowboarding, fishing, and hunting, to name a few. For more information about South Dakota Mines and Rapid City, visit: http://sdsmt.edu/The-Rushmore-Region/.
South Dakota Mines is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce. Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately. Research at South Dakota Mines happens every day of the year, involves faculty and students at every academic level, and frequently includes collaboration across the state, the nation and the globe. We are actively seeking motivated graduate students to work on funded research projects. Individuals interested in this position must be accepted into a graduate program at South Dakota Mines to fulfill position duties. Students accepted into graduate programs will be considered for the advertised positions as well as other on-going funded graduate research positions.