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.
Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines &
Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid
City, S.D., offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university
enrolls 2,640 students from 45 states and 37 countries, with a
student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1. The average starting salary for graduates is
$62,400 with a 98 percent placement rate. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sdsmt and on
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