The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology received a very large gift today.
Cargill Incorporated donated $580,000 to the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.
The majority of the funding will go toward laboratory experiments, scholarships, and professional development for students in electrical, mechanical, mining, and biological and chemistry departments.
Currently, 21 students have a working relationship with Cargill Inc., something Robb Winter, Head of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, says is very important to students and their relationship with the company.
"They've been a great employer of School of Mines graduates," said Winter. "They've been a great supporter of helping us understand what engineers need in their business world.
This is the fourth contribution Cargill Inc. has made to the School of Mines in their 24-year relationship.
Cargill Inc. has give $1.7 million to the school since 1987.