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Student Research Symposium - 2016

The SD School of Mines & Technology 7th annual Research Symposium was held on April 5, 2016. SD Mines congratulates all of the awards recipients.

2016 Abstract Booklet

2016 Research Symposium Award Winners

Undergraduate Poster 3rd Place $200 each: Laura Rochlitz
Undergraduate Poster 2nd Place $300: Tait Earney
Undergraduate Poster 1st Place $500: Conrad Farnsworth

Undergraduate Oral 3rd Place $200: James Mishoulam
Undergraduate Oral 2nd Place $300: Jason Phillips
Undergraduate Oral 1st Place $500: Walker Hoolehan

Undergraduate Best Overall Winner $500:
Walker Hoolehan

Graduate Poster 3rd Place $200: Eric Schmid, Amy Hor (tie)
Graduate Poster 2nd Place $300: Tao Xu
Graduate Poster 1st Place $500: Nan Zheng

Graduate Oral 3rd Place $200 each: Matthew Wilcox
Graduate Oral 2nd Place $300: Jon Fisher
Graduate Oral 1st Place $500: Rika Beck

Graduate Best Overall Winner $500:
Rika Beck

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Poster presentation size is 34 inches by 44 inches or smaller. The poster boards will be provided in the Office of Research Affairs (OH-102). Students will present their poster to judges and others who attend the poster session.

Accepted abstracts will be available in an Abstract Booklet. The order of presentations will be assigned after all abstracts have been received. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place in both oral and poster categories to graduates and undergraduates. In addition, an award will be presented to the overall best presentation


1st Prize: $500
2nd Prize: $300
3rd Prize: $200
Best Overall Paper: $500

In the case of multiple authors, the prize will be awarded to the author who presents the paper. If students have questions regarding research projects for the symposium, they should check with their department head or chair.