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
SDSM&T faculty and students engaged in drilling in Fort Pierre, SD, in 2014 for the first shale samples to be analyzed in a range of advanced laboratory tests that could lead to enhanced energy production, carbon dioxide sequestration, underground hydrocarbon storage and waste disposal.   

Strategic Research Areas 

Research conducted at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology falls generally into one or more of these four strategic research areas:

Research Administration

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

Research Laboratories and 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