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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 24, 2000
FOUR RAPID CITY GRADUATES RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIP FROM SDSM& T
Four Rapid City high school students have been awarded scholarships for the 2000- 2001 academic year from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. All four students will be attending SD Tech beginning the fall of 2000 semester.
Thomas Kung, a senior attending Rapid City Central High School, will be awarded his $ 2,500 scholarship on Tuesday, May 9, during Rapid City Central High School’s annual honors program. Kung will be working toward a degree in computer science.
Amy LaFrance, a senior attending Chosen Generation Academy Home School, has been awarded a $ 3,000 scholarship from SDSM& T. LaFrance will be working toward a degree in interdisciplinary science.
Crystal Tornquist and Tiffany Voyles, both seniors attending Stevens High School, have each been awarded a $ 3,000 scholarship from SDSM& T. Tornquist will be working toward a degree in chemistry, while Voyles will be working toward a degree in metallurgical engineering or other engineering field. Both students will receive a certificate on Thursday, May 25, during Stevens High School’s annual honors program in recognition of the scholarship.
As one of the leading engineering, science and computer technology institutions in the country, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology has been preparing world- class engineers and scientists for more than a century. The School of Mines offers ten engineering and six science programs. The engineering programs include chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, geological, industrial, mechanical, metallurgical and mining. The science programs, including chemistry, computer science, geology, mathematics, physics and interdisciplinary science, complete the undergraduate program.
The Graduate School offers ten Master of Science degree programs. These include atmospheric sciences, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, geology and geological engineering, materials engineering and science, mechanical engineering, paleontology and technology management.
Doctoral degrees are offered in atmospheric, environmental, and water resources; geology and geological engineering; and materials engineering and science.
Each year more than 100 companies visit the Tech campus to employ its graduates and to offer attractive co- operative ( co- op) and internship opportunities to juniors and seniors. Approximately 76 percent of each year's senior class participate in co- op/ internship programs. Last fall the annual career fair attracted more than 1,000 students who visited with over 60 company representatives.
++ more++ Rapid City is the second largest city in South Dakota, with a population of more than 60,000. It is the hub of commerce for western South Dakota, eastern Wyoming, and northwestern Nebraska. Twenty minutes from Mount Rushmore, Rapid City and the adjacent Black Hills National Forest, offer summer and winter recreational activities that include hiking, biking, skiing, snowboarding, camping, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and mountain climbing.
To learn more about South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, contact the Office of Academic and Enrollment Services at 605.394.2414 or 1.800.544.8162 ext. 2414, or visit SD Tech on the Web at http:// www. sdsmt. edu.
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