Research: the Art of Inquiry, Discovery and Development

The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is engaged in cutting-edge research in a number of important areas of science and engineering.  These research activities provide students with special opportunities to become involved in discovery and invention and to participate in the excitement of developing new concepts that can make our world a better place.

Nano Conference
Participants in a recent SDSM&T Workshop on Carbon Nano Materials and Applications. Holding the banner are the president of the Georgia Institute of Technology  and the former president of SDSM&T

Strategic Research Areas 

In the fall of 2009, the SDSM&T President named a Task Force on Research Plan Development to prepare a "comprehensive research plan for the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology." This task force, co-chaired by the Vice President for Research and the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, recommended that the School focus its limited resources on further develop-ment of a small number of research areas. After much discussion, the task force evaluated ten candidate research areas and recommended four areas as most suitable for future development: energy and environment; materials and manufacturing; underground science and engineering; and science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.Most of the research taking place involves one (or more) of four strategic areas:

Research Administration

Oversight and/or support of SDSMT research initiatives are provided by:

Research Laboratories

Research Centers

Special Programs

For inquiries related to SDSMT Research, contact:

Research Affairs
Suite 102, O'Harra Building
(605) 394-2493

Research Inquiries

For inquiries related to SDSM&T Research, contact:

Research Affairs

S.D. School of Mines & Technology
501 E. St. Joseph Street
Suite 102, O'Harra Building
Rapid City, SD  57701

(605) 394-2493