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Mines Research Symposium highlights value of student projects
Release Date Thursday, April 3, 2014


RAPID CITY, S.D. (April 3, 2014) – Mines students will showcase their research endeavors at the annual Research Symposium on Tuesday, April 8, in the Surbeck Center.

The public is invited. Among the 57 student presentations are topics ranging from prevention of counterfeit microelectronics, touch screen verification with biological features, seismic wave frequencies and sustainable hydrogen production.

Oral and poster presentations will begin at 8 a.m. and continue through 5 p.m.

Following the presentations will be an awards ceremony in the Surbeck Center Ballroom for participants, judges, session chairs and department heads from 6-7:30 p.m. Mines President Heather Wilson, guest speaker, will present “Stewarding the National Security Research & Development Enterprise: Lessons Learned Along the Way.”

“Research is an integral component of education at the School of Mines, and this student symposium provides a special way for students to describe to others what they have discovered through their research. Presenting research results in a community setting is an essential component of the research experience and is the capstone of a research project,” said Ron White, Ph.D., vice president for research affairs.




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