Mines News

Release Date Thursday, March 30, 2017

Symposium Showcases Student Research at Mines

RAPID CITY, S.D. (March 30, 2017) – South Dakota School of Mines & Technology students will present their work at the annual Research Symposium Tuesday, April 4, in the Surbeck Center.

Graduate and undergraduate students will showcase their research through 41 oral presentations and 63 poster projects on science and engineering topics that include, among others, neutrino and dark matter research, dynamic imaging of biological cells, surface modification of nanoparticles, biotechnology, and materials processing using cold spray, friction stir welding and other high-tech processes.

The media and public are invited to attend. Oral and poster presentations will begin at 8 a.m. and continue through 5 p.m.

This year the number of students actively participating in the symposium has exceeded 100,” said Jan Pyszynski, Ph.D., vice president for Research Affairs.

“Strong participation of undergraduate and graduate students in the symposium is the result of a significant growth of research activities on the campus and faculty dedication,” Puszynski said.

The media is also invited to cover the evening awards speaker, Linda Broadbelt, Chair and Sarah Rebecca Roland Professor in the Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering at Northwestern University. The awards ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Surbeck Center ballroom.

Broadbelt is currently an associate editor for Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research and on the editorial board for International Journal of Chemical Kinetics.  Her honors include selection as the AIChE Women's Initiative Committee Mentorship Excellence Award winner, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award, a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation and a McCormick Excellence Award.

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About SD Mines

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 2,859 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1. The SD School of Mines placement rate is 98 percent, with an average starting salary of $63,500. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on Facebook and Twitter.

Contact: Dani Mason, (605) 394-2554, danielle.mason@sdsmt.edu