The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will host its 7th annual Student Research Symposium on Tuesday, April 5, featuring year-long research projects of 100 students.
The campus community and public are invited to learn about research ranging from nanostructures of tomorrow to extinct mosasaurs from tens of millions of years ago. Among the topics: water treatment, robotics, 3D modeling, human immune system, energy renewal, environmental-friendly polymers, dark matter and solar cells.
Seventy-four graduate students and twenty-six undergraduates will present their research in oral and poster presentations running concurrently beginning at 8 a.m. in the Surbeck Center ballroom, Bump lounge and McKeel room.
Oral presentations will be 15 minutes for undergraduates and 20 minutes for graduate students. Posters will be displayed all day in the ballroom.
The award ceremony keynote speaker will be Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Demitris Kouris, Ph.D., whose presentation is titled “The Role of University Research: Why is it Important?” The awards ceremony and the dinner will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. in the ballroom.