South Dakota School of Mines and Technology researchers and professors have been awarded $14.1 million in research and development funding during the past fiscal year. Major sources of funding include the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Defense, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the State of South Dakota, as well as other public and private sources. These awards generate economic development opportunities and impact for
our region, South Dakota, and our nation. U.S. Senators Tim Johnson and
John Thune and Representative Kristi Noem continue to
champion competitive applied research initiatives that promote the advancement of energy solutions and support the security of our
nation and the safety of our soldiers.
Research continues to be of critical importance to the university, with the SDSM&T research enterprise identified as one of four strategic key focus areas that will guide the university, with the specific goal of reaching $50 million within eight years.