At the School of Mines, you will be an engineer or scientist from the moment you arrive on campus.
We believe in doing what other universities often just talk about, with roll-up-your-sleeves hands-on opportunities to complement your outstanding classroom education. Nearly 80 percent of our students graduate with relevant work experience outside of their already-engaging course work through co-ops and internships.
Many undergraduate students have a role in campus research projects. The School of Mines receives nearly than $21 million in research funding for initiatives to study:
- Remote sensing
- Lightening's impact on global warming
- Fiber-reinforced composites
- Ultra-lightweight space systems
- National defense projects
- The role of wetlands in climate change
In fact, the School of Mines is one of the lead institutions in the National Science Foundation's Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL) in nearby Lead, South Dakota..
And we are the first university in the nation with equipment for evaluating integrated circuits at the nanoscale. Our partnership with Zyvex Corporation has helped put us - and our students - on the cutting edge in the exploding field of nanotechnoogy.