Mines News

Release Date Monday, April 4, 2016

Nano Expo will Highlight Small-Scale Technology Making Big Impact

RAPID CITY, S.D. (March 31, 2016) – The public is invited to the 2016 Nano Expo at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology to learn how cutting-edge nanotechnologies can change the future.

The eighth annual event, from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 9, will show how small-scale technology is making a big impact. Research will cover a range of topics, among them flexible solar cells, bio-imaging, thermal insulating composites, nanowires, quantum dots and nano fibers.

Graduate students studying nanoscience and nanoengineering will showcase their work in the Bump lounge of the Surbeck Center. Refreshments will be provided. Admission is free.

South Dakota Mines’ nanoscience and nanoengineering Ph.D. program is an interdisciplinary doctoral program focusing on the science and engineering of nanomaterials. The goal is to manipulate matter at the atomic and nano-length scales where new materials and phenomena have been discovered.

The university’s program offers a research-intensive degree, with faculty and students participating from the chemistry and physics departments, as well as the chemical, electrical, materials, metallurgical and mechanical engineering departments.

South Dakota Mines is one of the institutions participating in the Bio-chemical Spatio-temporal NeTwork Resource (BioSNTR), whose mission is to create the tools and expertise needed to catalyze innovation and discovery in bio-science and bio-technology.


About SD Mines  

Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, S.D., offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university enrolls 2,778 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1. The SD School of Mines placement rate is 96 percent, with an average starting salary of $62,929. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on Facebook and Twitter.


Contact: Fran LeFort, (605) 394-6082, Fran.LeFort@sdsmt.edu