Energy Resources Initiative (ERI)

The university's history is tied to natural resources. Building on this rich heritage and SD Mines core programs, the Energy Research Initiative (ERI) will promote interdisciplinary opportunities in teaching and research. The ERI will fill a niche by combining physical science and engineering principles to meet the growing demands of the energy industry.

Funds are being secured to support the ERI to build a nationally prominent program of basic and applied education and research in petroleum at SD Mines. Much of the expertise to make the Energy Resources Initiative a successful venue for education and research is already in place at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. We look forward to working with our industry and private sector partners to reach our goals and build and sustain a successful program. We invite stakeholders to share ideas and expertise on how your company can join the collaboration of support for the Energy Resources Intiative.