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Release Date Friday, April 5, 2024

Innovation on Display at South Dakota Mines

The 14th annual Student Research Symposium at South Dakota Mines, starts at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9, in the Surbeck Center. The symposium includes poster presentations and talks from both graduate and undergraduate students.

South Dakota Mines is hosting its 14th annual Research Symposium on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, in the Surbeck Center.

  Graduate oral presentations will be held from 8 a.m.-2:20 p.m. in the Hardrock and Dorr rooms. Undergraduate oral presentations will be held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in the McKeel Room. The graduate poster presentation will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. followed by the undergraduate session from noon-2:30 p.m. Both poster sessions will be held in the Beck Ballroom.

  Topics range across the STEM disciplines and include studies aimed to build biofabrics to enhance wound healing, develop techniques for solid-state battery manufacturing, build robots to operate at the DUNE facility at SURF, recover critical mineral resources using microbes and use melamine sponges (Magic Eraser) to remediate PFAs contamination.

The symposium includes poster presentations and talks from both graduate and undergraduate students on these topics and many more. Top presenters in both undergraduate and graduate categories will be announced during a ceremony starting at 5:30 p.m. with awards presented at the Spring Honors Convocation


About South Dakota Mines  

Founded in 1885, South Dakota Mines is one of the nation’s leading engineering, science and technology universities. South Dakota Mines offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and a best-in-class education at an affordable price. The university enrolls 2,493 students with an average class size of 24. The South Dakota Mines placement rate for graduates is 98 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $70,036. For these reasons  South Dakota Mines is ranked among the best engineering schools in the country for return on investment. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on FacebookTwitter, LinkedInInstagram, and Snapchat.

Contact: Dr. Jade Herman, 605-394-1718, Jade.Herman@sdsmt.edu