Student Research Symposium - April 3, 2018

The online submission form will be available after January 8, 2018

Information for Students:


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.

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2017 Research Symposium - Abstracts and Results

The SD School of Mines & Technology 7th annual Research Symposium was held on April 4, 2017. SD Mines congratulates all of the awards recipients.

2017 Abstract Booklet

Award Winners

Undergraduate Poster 3rd Place $200 each: Kayleigh Muilenburg
Undergraduate Poster 2nd Place $300: Abigail McBride
Undergraduate Poster 1st Place $500: Michael Kelly

Undergraduate Oral 2nd Place $300:  Jacob Pallas
Undergraduate Oral 1st Place $500: Therese Frels

Undergraduate Best Overall Winner $500:
Michael Kelly

Graduate Poster 3rd Place $200: Rahul Bhargava
Graduate Poster 2nd Place $300: Saiprasad Sreekumar Ajitha
Graduate Poster 1st Place $500: Leila Sorkhi

Graduate Oral 3rd Place $200: Derek Neubert
Graduate Oral 2nd Place $300: Daniel Nix
Graduate Oral 1st Place $500: Venkata Bhattiprolu

Graduate Best Overall Winner $500:
Leila Sorkhi