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Steam Cafe: Learning From Termites

In The Moment ... July 15, 2019 Show 615 Hour 1

When you think of engineering, does nature come to mind? Nature is often our best teacher.

A species of termites cultivates a fungus for decomposing dead plant material within colonies. This serves millions of termites in several capacities.

Bret Lingwall is an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. He speaks in detail Tuesday night during STEAM Cafe at Hay Camp Brewing Company in Rapid City.

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Lori Walsh is the host and senior producer of In the Moment.