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Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering

Real-life experiences and opportunities await you

Are you ready for a rewarding career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM)? Whatever your interest, we will prepare you for the future through a rigorous, practical education focused on problem-solving in one of many STEM majors offered in our six departments in the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering.

You can also enhance your degree with many options for real-life work experience right here in Brookings or nearby. Most of our students complete part-time work in their major before graduation at nearby engineering/manufacturing companies who are eager to hire our students and graduates.

We also offer opportunities for world-class research experience and graduate study for those who want to change the world through a career in research and development.

Master of Engineering Degree

The Master of Engineering degree is designed for engineers employed in or preparing to enter technical management roles in business and industry. Contact Teresa Hall for more information.

STEM Partners

Our current partners in growing the number of young people entering STEM careers.

Premier Level - $15,000 and up

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Diamond Level - $10,000 to 14,999

East River Electric logo

Basin Electric Power Cooperative logo

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Platinum Level - $5,000 to 9,999

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Kathy Walker

Gold Level - $2,500 to 4,999

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Silver Level - $1,000 to 2,499

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