The Student Research Symposium was held on April 3, 2018

Congratulations to this year's winners!

1st Place Graduate Oral Presentations:
Forest Thompson

2nd Place Graduate Oral Presentations:
Anahita Haghizadeh

3rd Place Graduate Oral Presentations:
Mahsa Amiri

1st Place Graduate Poster Presentations:
Eric Schmid

2nd Place Graduate Poster Presentations:
Ishara Ratnayake

3rd Place Graduate Poster Presentations:
Lin Kang

1st Place Undergraduate Oral Presentations:
Christina Taylor

2nd Place Undergraduate Oral Presentations:
Gabriel Wieczorek

3rd Place Undergraduate Oral Presentations:
Aaron Campbell

1st Place Undergraduate Poster Presentations:
Laura Brunmaier

2nd Place Undergraduate Poster Presentation:
Tristan Picotte

3rd Place Undergraduate Poster Presentations:
Kristin Pratscher

Winner of Best Overall Undergraduate Presentation:
Laura Brunmaier

Winner of Best Overall Graduate Presentation:
Forest Thompson

2018 Abstract Booklet

Information for Students:

Students may submit an abstract for either an oral presentation using PowerPoint slides or a poster presentation, but not both. The subject of the research presentation is left entirely to the individual. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: reports of ongoing or completed research or design projects, or reviews of recent advances in some branch of engineering, science and mathematics, or humanities and social sciences.

Once the submission process is closed, each participant will receive an email with details regarding their session. Oral presentation times will be limited to 20 minutes. This will include set-up, presentation, and a short question and answer period. Both oral and poster presentations will be evaluated by a group of judges. Poster presentation size is 34 inches by 44 inches or smaller.

All accepted abstracts will be organized on a flash drive, which will be provided to all participants. Each abstract should be reviewed by mentor/advisor prior to the submission.

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 best overall undergraduate presentation and the best overall graduate 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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SRS 2018 Poster session photo
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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