Awards & Scholarships

Tyler Artz

Tyler Artz (SME)

AIME Robert Peele Memorial Award in

"Ventilation System Design for the Sanford Underground Research Facility"

Tyler Artz is from Rapid City, SD, and attended the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.  He graduated with his B.S. in Mining Engineering & Management in 2015 and his M.S. in Mining Engineering with a Geotechnical focus in 2016.  Mr. Artz is currently employed at RESPEC in Rapid City as a Staff Engineer, where he assists with field instrumentation and data programming, laboratory testing, and numerical modeling projects.  He also researched the effectiveness of melting natural rock in deep boreholes to seal off nuclear waste depositories.  He has continued to partner with the Sanford Underground Research Facility in conducting a variety of underground experiments after his educational research in ventilation.