REU: Security Printing & Anti-Counterfeiting Technology

This NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates Site at SDSMT, USD and SDSU, provides undergraduate students a chance to conduct cutting-edge research focused on security printing and anti-counterfeiting technology.

Counterfeiting is a growing issue in the U.S., posing serious economic, safety and national security concerns. The REU program is a multi-disciplinary program with research opportunities in Materials Science and Engineering, Materials Chemistry, Electrical/Computer Engineering, Chemistry, and Computer Science.

Program Description

  • 10 week Summer Research Experience
  • June 2 - August 8, 2014
  • Faculty Mentored Research
  • Professional Development and TechnicalCommunication Programs
  • Security Technology Technical Seminars
  • Social Activities
  • $5000 Stipend and Housing Provided


  • Security Printing: Counterfeit Microelectronics
  • Multi-Dimensional Recognition & Encoding of 2-D Bar Codes
  • Forensic Analysis of Native American Art
  • Cyber-Physical Authentication
  • Security Ink Formulation
  • Synthesis of “Upconverting” Nanoparticles


Deadline: MARCH 14, 2014
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Send Application to Dr. Grant Crawford, Assistant Professor (
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
501 E. Saint Joseph Street Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone: (605) 394-5133 | Fax: (605) 394-3369