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2014-06-04 23:06:43

The Entrepreneur-in-Residence program at SDSM&T started in 2012 has become the recipe for success, leading university startup companies to win the prestigious Governor’s Giant Vision Award for two consecutive years. This year’s winner, Nanofiber Separations, LLC, founded in 2011, won not only the Giant Vision’s $20,000 first-place prize, competing against companies statewide, but was also recently awarded a $709,849 Small Business Innovation Research grant by the National Science...

2014-05-16 23:01:58

The Museum of Geology at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology has been awarded a $499,887 grant to curate and digitize three recently acquired collections of modern and Neogene-age invertebrates and protists. The collections represent ancient and recent shallow-marine environments from the last 23 million years and form a foundation for conservation paleobiology and historical ecology research. RAPID CITY, S.D. (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 The Museum of Geology at the South Dakota...

2014-05-13 23:02:59

The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is hosting the 2014 Conference on Fossil Resources, attracting nearly 120 paleontological experts from around the world. The focus will be on partnerships between federal and non-federal agencies in managing fossils found on public lands. Rapid City, S.D. (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is hosting the 2014 Conference on Fossil Resources, attracting nearly 120 paleontological experts from around the...

2014-04-16 23:00:47

Joel Lueken has been named athletic director at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in Rapid City, S.D. Lueken currently serves as associate athletic director for William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo. Rapid City, S.D. (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology announced today that Joel Lueken will be its next athletic director. Lueken currently serves as associate athletic director for William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo. Mines President...

2014-03-26 23:01:20

The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology has been awarded nearly a quarter of a million dollars for the new Research Experience for Undergraduates site for hands-on research on topics including unmanned vehicles used to clear buildings and in search and rescue operations; antennas for use in ground-penetrating radars and land mind detection; bio-medical imagery for tumor detection; renewable energy resources; and wireless communications and networking. Aimed at expanding the...

2013-10-04 23:01:02

Former U.S. Congresswoman Heather Wilson was inaugurated as the 18th president of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology on Thursday night in a ceremony change prompted by a potentially record-breaking fall blizzard. Rapid City, SD (PRWEB) October 04, 2013 Heather Wilson was inaugurated as the 18th president of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology on Thursday night in a ceremony change prompted by a potentially record-breaking fall blizzard. What had been long...

2013-10-03 23:00:59

Anna Balazs, a pioneer in the area of predicting the behavior of complex polymeric materials through her theoretical modeling, has been awarded the national 2013 Mines Medal by the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. Balazs, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh and leads a team that predicted the behavior of Belousov-Zhabotinsky (BZ) gels, gels with far-reaching applications such as artificial skin that could be sensory. Rapid...

2013-10-02 23:01:00

Laurie Anderson, Ph.D., head and professor of the Department of Geology & Geological Engineering and director of the Museum of Geology at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, has received a $405,080 National Science Foundation grant to examine the functional biodiversity of chemosymbiosis in clams and its role in supporting sensitive coastal biomes. A collaboration among three universities – SDSM&T, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Clemson University –...

2013-09-25 23:01:51

The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Department of Chemistry & Applied Biological Sciences unveiled its new 3M Biochemistry Laboratory at a dedication today. The new lab comes as a result of a $200,000 gift from 3M. Rapid City, S.D. (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Department of Chemistry & Applied Biological Sciences unveiled its new 3M Biochemistry Laboratory at a dedication today. The new lab comes as a result of a...

2013-09-20 23:01:16

A former member of Congress and a Rhodes Scholar, Heather Wilson is the first female president in the 128-year history of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. RAPID CITY, S.D. (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 Heather Wilson, D.Phil., will be inaugurated as the 18th president of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology during a 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, ceremony on the university quad. Former U.S. Ambassador to Finland Barbara Barrett will deliver the inaugural address....


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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