School of Mines Receives $1.25 Million to Create Mining Center of Excellence
Officials from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and four major mining companies - Alpha Natural Resources, Barrick Gold of North America, Kiewit Mining Group, and Newmont Mining Corporation - have announced a combined gift of $1.25 million to the Department of Mining Engineering and Management.
February 23, 2010
School of Mines Student Research in the Spotlight
Tom Warner, a South Dakota School of Mines and Technology student from Rapid City, was recently featured on the website Wired. In the "This Day in Tech" section, Warner discusses his research in lightening using high-speed video cameras.
To view the article and video of his research, visit http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/2010/02/gallery-lightning. Warner served as a pilot for the Institute of Atmospheric Science's T-28 armored research plane and received his master's degree in atmospheric sciences from the School of Mines in 2003. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in atmospheric and environmental sciences with a specialization in lightening research.