Doland Times-SD PUBLIC TV , " EXPLORES .'* RESEARCH
From mines in western South Dakota to crop lands in the cast, South Dakota scientists arc engaged in a wide variety of research projects—some of which apply to key pans of the state's economy.
The Searchers, airing June 13 and 20. at 8:00 p.m. CT/7:00 p.m. MT on South Dakota Public Television, examines research projects by scientists at the University of South Dakota, South Dakota Slate University and the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
Among the research projects featured:
• A faculty member in metallurgical engineering at SDSM&T is working on new methods of extracting the small amounts of precious metals found in many discarded products.
• Faculty members in metallurgical engineering and t chemical engineering at ' SDSM&T are developing new' types of polymer composites. Polymer composites are light and strong materials used in the construction of everything from office furniture to aerospace equipment.
• Faculty members in the life sciences at USD and SDSU are working a variety project related to plant stress. Plant stress refers to a plant's ability to survive extremes in environmental conditions such as heat, cold and drought.
• Faculty members at SDSU are searching for new techniques to combat swine flu—a major problem for the pork industry.
• -. A faculty membet-in the USD School of Medicine is doing genetic research on overactive cancer cells with the help of a $300,000 American Cancer Society grant.
' Pat O'Brien, feature announcer for CBS Sports, narrates the program.
The Searchers is produced by James P. Sprecher and supported by South Dakota EPSCOR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research). EPSCOR is a project instituted by the U.S. Senate to help primarily rural states develop technology-based industry through scientific research and involves about 50 faculty members and 100 students. Royce Enstrom, a chemistry professor at USD, is state director of the program.
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