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South Dakota Hall of Fame: Paul Gnirk

Seth Tupper

The interview posted above is from SDPB's daily public affairs show, In the Moment with Lori Walsh.

Paul Gnirk, Ph.D., is a founding member of RESPEC, Inc, a global leader in geoscience, engineering, data, and integrated technology solutions.

His life began in Burke, South Dakota, where his love for engineering began as he realized that he "was reasonably good" in mathematics and science. He earned his mining engineering degree in 1959 from the then South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.

His mother Adeline Gnirk was an exceptional writer and was inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame in 1959.

An in-person honors ceremony for the class of 2022 is scheduled in Chamberlain/Oacoma on September 9 and 10. These inductees will join over 700 already enshrined in the South Dakota Hall of Fame.

Lori Walsh is the host and senior producer of In the Moment.
Chris is a producer for In the Moment.