South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

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

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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.  

 

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In The Moment … May 8, 2020 Show 813 Hour 1

Drop In Pil Prices Affects Jobs In South Dakota

Apr 28, 2020
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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.

When Ryan Maher looks at the administration of the two state universities in the Black Hills, he sees costly duplication. 

 

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South Dakota Mines Adjunct Professor, Dr. Cheryl Chapman, will speak on her upcoming STEAM Café talk on the expansion of the EPICS program at SD Mines.  Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) is a service-learning, team-based design course at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.

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Eric Morrison is a graduate student at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology – he’s part of a team that has built an air purifier that has reduced the radon in the air to about 50 times lower than typical outdoor air. The team is helping to ensure success for one of the world’s most sensitive dark matter experiments at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead. The Lux Zeplin or LZ experiment is currently under construction and is planned to be 30 times larger and 100 times more sensitive than its predecessor, the Large Underground Xenon experiment.

The Society of Physics Students

Physics students at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology are receiving national recognition. The school’s chapter of the Society of Physics Students won an Outstanding Chapter Award from the national office.

 

   

The Society of Physics Students, or SPS, is a way for School of Mines students across all majors to apply their knowledge of physics to real-world projects. 

 

Paul Shackow

In The Moment ... October 24, 2019 Show 686 Hour 2

One thing that has become very clear during SDPB's month-long coverage of the future of farming is that a lot of what makes a farm successful is out of the producer's control. Some of their success depends on weather, climate and other outside forces.

Climate Scientist William Capehart attempts to give a better understanding of what we're seeing in our region. Capehart is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... October 21, 2019 Show 683 Hour 2

If too much CO2 is bad for our planetary ecosystem why don't we just remove a bunch of it from the atmosphere? Two researches from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology join In The Moment to talk about just that.

Dan Soeder is the Director of Energy Resources Initiative at SDSM&T. Heidi Sieverding is an Environmental Engineering Research Scientist.

Paul Shackow

In The Moment ... October 8, 2019 Show 675 Hour 2

Throughout the month of October, SDPB explores the future of agriculture in the state. Today we welcome a panel from the School of Mines to discuss the future of ag from a decidedly scientific point of view. 

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Robb Winter is the department head and professor of chemical and biological engineering at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology – he leads a team that is working on the recently announced NSF grants on 2D materials, biofilm, and microbial research.  In the past three years, the National Science Foundation has awarded $32 million in funding for research led by faculty from multiple institutions to expand human understanding of the microbial world.

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

Sep 27, 2019
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  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.

 

SDPB

In The Moment ... September 25, 2019 Show 666 Hour 2

Each month, Chuck Parkinson hosts Where Do We Go From Here from the South Dakota Community Foundation Gallery in Rapid City. Today's episode explores how Black Hills colleges are partnering to enhance opportunities.

Ann Bolman, President of Western Dakota Tech, joins Parkinson on In The Moment for a preview. 

Innovation: CubeSat

Aug 23, 2019
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Dr. Hadi Fekrmandi is an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and Skye Rutan-Bedard is a mechanical engineering undergraduate researcher.  The difference between a satellite and a cube sat is more than just the price tag. Research at School of Mines is looking at cameras used in a CubeSat as the goal is to expand from one small satellite to a swarm of smaller satellites working together to focus on specific research areas.

Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... August 19, 2019 Show 640 Hour 1

Hangup Man: A Most Dangerous Job is the title of the next STEAM Cafe presentation at Hay Camp Brewing Company in Rapid City Tuesday (Aug 20th) at 6:00 p.m.   The hangup man played a vital role in the underground blasting process, but there was a saying, "There are no old hangup men." 

Mark Bowron is an Instructor of Mining and Engineering Management at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. 

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... July 30, 2019 Show 626 Hour 1

The state's public universities and schools are asking the South Dakota Board of Regents for around $90 million to complete projects they say are high priority. The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is requesting money from the state legislature for a Mineral Industries Building that would become "the hub of regional industries, academic and governmental collaboration related to mineral industries."

School of Mines President Jim Rankin and Provost Lance Roberts discuss the proposal. 

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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Cabot-Ann Christopherson, researcher with the Majorana Demonstrator and a chemistry instructor at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology presents the “Case for Curiosity”.  Christofferson explains why researchers pursue the experiments underground. She says often the best discoveries happen on accident.

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Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... June 18, 2019 Show 598 Hour 1

In 1845, two ships and 129 men left Greenland with the hope of locating the Northwest Passage. They never returned and were lost to human history and to science.

Within the last few years, thanks to modern science, technology, and exploration, the two ships have been found.

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In The Moment ... March 14, 2019 Show 535 Hour 1

For double mothers, the roles of being both a biological mother and a step-mother can make for a real balancing act.

Dr. Kayla Pritchard discusses "The Boundary Work of Double Mothers" at the next STEAM Cafe, Tuesday, March 19, at Haycamp Brewing Company in Rapid City.

Pritchard is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

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In The Moment ... February 14, 2019 Show 516 Hour 1

Humans sometimes seem like they're only out for themselves. However, acting in your own self-interest can have a negative impact on community or organization.

Dr. Saurav Kumar Dubey is Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. He's presenting at the upcoming STEAM Cafe on Tuesday at Hay Camp Brewing Company in Rapid City at 6:00 p.m. His talk is titled "Despite Our Nature: Incentivizing Cooperation."

Biomedical engineering applies creative problem solving to a wide variety of medical issues. It's expected to be one of the fastest growing career fields in South Dakota.

SDPB's Jackie Hendry reports that the University of South Dakota and South Dakota School of Mines and Technology are partnering to offer a new four-year bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... December 20, 2018 Show 484 Hour 1

Each year firefighters prepare themselves for Black Hills wildfires. The Legion Lake fire was in December of last year and the conditions were just right albeit surprising that it was that late in the year. Darren Clabo is the state Wildland Fire Meteorologist and research scientist at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.

LNI Cheerleaders Team With SDSMT Squad

Dec 13, 2018
Chynna Lockett

Eighteen cheerleading squads are teaming together to perform an opening dance during the Lakota Nation Invitational. The students had three hours to learn a group routine this year. The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology cheer team helped prepped the high schoolers and are joining in their performance.

One Hundred and thirty cheerleaders are practicing for the pre-cheer competition dance.

Seven School of Mines cheerleaders volunteered to choregraph the performance. They count steps and help hold high schoolers in in the air.

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology University Relations

A team of students from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is heading to the world finals in competitive computer programming. This is the fourth year in a row that a School of Mines team has qualified, and the ninth time in the program’s history. 

The School of Mines team bested more than 200 other college teams from across the Midwest Canada. They qualified after a five-hour competition in which teams solve math-based problems of varying difficulties. If a team submits a solution that turns out to be wrong, they receive a 20-minute time penalty.

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The Hillard Brothers have built a unique electric paramotor. The two have visions of starting their own company creating ultra-light aircraft.

200th Anniversary Of Frankenstein

Oct 4, 2018
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In The Moment ... October 4. 2018 Show 436 Hour 2

2018 marks the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein. Readers and scientists across the globe celebrate Mary Shelly's look at love and fear, power and humanity.

October 16th at 6pm, the next STEAM Cafe presents Dr. Laura Kremmel from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Humanities Department.

She joined In The Moment today from the Black Hills Surgical Hospital studio at SDPB Black Hills Studio in downtown Rapid City.

Dr. Jennifer Benning, Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. She is also a leader of the Engineering and Science Projects in Community Service Projects (EPICS). Dr. Benning is the featured speaker at the STEAM Café at the Hay Camp Brewing company on Tuesday, September 18th. The EPICS program provides students an opportunity to partner on community projects and earn course credits. Projects include tackling homelessness by designing tiny houses; building greenhouses or saving historic buildings.

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South Dakota School of Mines and Technology students took home second place in a student bridge contest.

The contest was sponsored by the Society for Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) 2018 Student Bridge Contest.

The Mines students designed a bridge weighing just 12.5 ounces that can carry a 2.000-pound load. Seventu Teams from 30 universities were tasked to design , build and test a 24-inch-long structural composite bridge using fiber reinforced plastics and high-performance materials. 

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