Student Spends Summer at NASA

Danielle Doney, Contributing Writer
October 24, 2014
Filed under News, Science

What first comes to mind when you think about a career at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration? Is it astronomy? Physics? Engineering? Do you think of space explorations and astronauts? Senior Clair Anderson has given us a reason to change that. When you think of a career at NASA, think... Read more »

BHSU Receives Grant from National Science Foundation

BHSU Receives Grant from National Science Foundation

Amy Varland , Senior Editor
October 24, 2014
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Black Hills State University received a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. University officials say the money will be used to enhance campus science lab capabilities and increase involvement between the college and scientists at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead. BHSU... Read more »

Dr. Downing researches new species of wasp

Dr. Downing researches new species of wasp

Melisa Revilla, Photojournalist/Fact Checker
December 2, 2013
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Dr. Holly Downing is ex dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and an active faculty member. She finished her undergraduate degree at Smith College in Massachusetts and received her Ph.D. in entomology from the University Of... Read more »

Students assist in building Majorana Demonstrator shield

Students assist in building Majorana Demonstrator shield

Chris Day, Science Editor
December 1, 2013
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The Majorana Demonstrator is being built at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, S.D. This detector is being built to search for Neutrionoless Double Beta Decay. This is a very rare form of radioactive decay. Black... Read more »

‘Take Back the Night’ raises awareness about sexual and domestic violence

Alyssa Gonshorowski, Staff Writer
December 1, 2013
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Every year both men and women are subjected to shame and guilt at the hands of another. Why, you ask? They are the victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.  People are victimized and taken advantage of by a perpetrator.... Read more »

Scientist studies lichens in Denali National Park

Scientist studies lichens in Denali National Park

Chris Day, Science Editor
November 23, 2013
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Dr. Peter Nelson was the guest speaker on Oct. 18. Dr. Nelson is a post-doctoral researcher at Oregon State University in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology. He studies Lichens in different parts of the world. Lichens are plant like structures that grow in harsh environments such... Read more »

Fluctuating temperatures spell trouble for South Dakota ranchers

Fluctuating temperatures spell trouble for South Dakota ranchers

Amanda McNeary , Contributing Writer
November 21, 2013
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Just a few short years ago drought plagued the state. The grass shriveled and died, becoming brown under the yellow sun. Though the fireworks displays had long been a staple in South Dakota, fear of lighting pastures ablaze and... Read more »

Lead scientists experiment with dark matter detector

Isaac Hanson, Staff Writer
November 16, 2013
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Scientists at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead released the results from the first Large Underground Xenon, or LUX, experiment on Oct. 30 during a seminar. Brown University physicist Rick Gaitskell... Read more »

Technological advancement debate in the classroom continues

Amanda McNeary, Contributing Writer
November 15, 2013
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Black Hills State University residents' debate over whether advancing technology in the classroom is useful or harmful resulted in an inconclusive answer of 'it depends.’ BHSU put several renovations in place... Read more »

BHSU herbarium houses over 42,000 plant specimens

Chris Day, Science Editor
November 15, 2013
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Black Hills State University’s herbarium houses over 42,000 vascular plants and 3,000 specimens of fungi. The herbarium was started in 1883 and is located in Jonas Hall Room 159. The herbarium is a collection... Read more »