M.S. Civil & Environmental Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
Kimberlynn Cameron is a B.S. Geological Engineering graduate from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSM&T). She grew up in Wakpala, South Dakota on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation and is an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. During her time at SDSM&T, Kimberlynn has been a member of the American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES), held the position of Public Relations Chair for the Student Association Senate, was nominated for the SDSMT Student Leadership Hall of Fame, is a Tiospaye in Engineering scholarship recipient, a semi-finalist for the 2015 Bush Foundation Fellowship, and is a 2016 AISES Chevron Scholar.
Kimberlynn has interned with the Indian Energy Program at Sandia National Laboratories and conducted research projects on “Geothermal Greenhouse Potential on the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe” and “Microbial Fuel Cell Possibilities on American Indian Tribal Lands.” The internship provided instant immersion in strategic energy planning and development activities working directly with experienced, internationally recognized energy experts. She has been a research assistant for the Pre-Engineering Education Collaborative at SDSM&T in conjunction with the Native American Sustainable Housing Initiative (NASHI); her work includes indoor air quality studies for net-zero energy housing research on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, which was accepted for the 2016 International Indoor Air Conference in Ghent, Belgium and won her first prize at the 2016 AISES National Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Last year, Kimberlynn interned with the Tribal Energy program at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado. Currently, Kimberlynn is a graduate student in the M.S. Civil & Environmental Engineering program at SDSM&T.