In The Moment … December 14, 2020 Show 960 Hour 2

Some 65 million years ago, a Tyrannosaurus Rex roamed what is now northwestern South Dakota. Some of its bones are housed at South Dakota Mines. Researchers there hope to one day get all the fossils together and displayed as one.

Guest: Kayleigh Johnson, SDSMT lab manager, and preparator

SDPB News: Oct 7

Oct 7, 2020

State lawmakers approve some CARES Act dollars for public and private school students, and two college professors in the state have invented a better way to purify pharmaceuticals. All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

Battling COVID In The Field

Sep 9, 2020

In The Moment … September 9, 2020 Show 898 Hour 1

Students of geology know what field camp is as it's required for graduation by most universities. The pandemic stopped that from happening around the world but a group of faculty at the Black Hills Natural Science Field Station run by South Dakota Mines found a way around it. Nuri Uzunlar is the director of BHNSFS and a Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering at South Dakota Mines.

Support for education reporting on SDPB is provided by the South Dakota Department of Education

Robert Hall / School of Mines

Jul 10, 2020

In The Moment … July 10, 2020 Show 856 Hour 2

SDSM&T: Risk Management As Students Plan To Return

Jul 2, 2020

In The Moment … July 2, 2020 Show 851 Hour 2

South Dakota colleges and universities were forced to pivot quickly when COVID-19 cases were first confirmed in the state. As students plan for a return to campus, we check in with school leaders for a look at how organizational changes are helping mitigate the risk of the pandemic and keep students, faculty, and staff safe.

Jerilyn Roberts is associate vice president for Facilities, Risk, and Services at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.

SDSM&T DOD Partnership

Jun 26, 2020

In The Moment … June 26, 2020 Show 847 Hour 1

BOR Condenses Fall Semester in Response to COVID-19

Jun 4, 2020
South Dakota Board of Regents

The Board of Regents has new information about the fall semester for the state’s six public universities. Students will start classes a few days earlier and finish in-person classes by Thanksgiving. 

Janelle Toman  is the communications director for the Regents. She says students will take their final exams remotely after the Thanksgiving holiday. It’s up to individual universities and programs to determine any other adjustments to their fall calendar.


In The Moment … May 19, 2020 Show 820 Hour 2

As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage this summer, we will look at the women of the past who lead us to where we are today. We will also recognize women who are making a difference in our state and their professions today. We start with Cabot Ann Christofferson, researcher and professor at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.  


Drop In Pil Prices Affects Jobs In South Dakota

Apr 28, 2020

In The Moment ... April 28, 2020 Show 805 Hour 1

The recent drop in oil prices could soon, if not already, affect jobs here in South Dakota as this drop has a major impact on Bakken oil extraction. Dan Soeder is the director of the Energy Resources Initiative at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. He joins us today to discuss how the pandemic is going to change the fossil fuel industry.

Earth Day & Future Tech

Apr 22, 2020

In The Moment ... April 21, 2020 Show 801 Hour 1

Navigating The Modeling & Predictions

Apr 7, 2020

In The Moment ... April 7, 2020 Show 790 Hour 2

Elizabeth Racz is an epidemiologist and public health expert at South Dakota Mines & Technology who teaches in the pre-health and biology program on campus. She's been helping us navigate the modeling and predictions of the pandemic. She joins us with an update and to answer your questions about the progression of coronavirus in South Dakota.   

Education and Healthcare reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health of Rapid City

An Expert's Take On The Numbers

Mar 24, 2020

In The Moment ... March 24, 2020 Show 780 Hour 1


In The Moment ... March 17, 2020 Show 775 Hour 2

The South Dakota Board of Regents has announced all public universities will move to online learning for at least the next two weeks in light of public health concerns regarding coronavirus.  Professor Elizabeth Racz, Ph.D., MPH, is an epidemiologist and public health expert at South Dakota Mines & Technology. She teaches in the pre-health and biology program on campus.   

Education and Healthcare reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health of Rapid City

Healing Trauma In Native American Communities

Mar 3, 2020
Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... March 3, 2020 Show 765 Hour 2

2D-Atom Sized-Material Used To Coat Metals At SDSMT

Sep 27, 2019

  The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has received 32 million dollars in National Science Foundation Grants. Some of that money is funding the research of microbes and biofilms that can lead to corrosion in metals. A team of researchers is preventing corrosion with two dimensional materials. 


Even though his findings are big, Dr. Govind Chilkoor works out of a small office room scattered with several pieces of lab equipment. But that’s plenty of space to study two dimensional materials.


Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... September 6, 2017 Show 71 Hour 1

Emily Graslie Speaks To Young Women About STEM

Mar 9, 2016

In recent years there’s been a big push to get young women involved in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math or STEM. The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is backing that push.

This week the school hosted a key note speaker and YouTube sensation who encourages young women interested in the STEM field. 

Nearly 650 middle school and high school girls gathered in the gymnasium at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology to hear the Women in Science Conference key note speaker, Emily Graslie.