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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
( March 27, 1997)
SDSM& T TO HOST TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM CONFERENCE ON APRIL 9TH
The 1997 Technical Assistance Program ( TAP) Annual Conference will be held on Wednesday, April 9th, from 8: 00 a. m. to 5: 00 p. m. in the Surbeck Center Ballroom on the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology ( SDSM& T) campus. The conference is being sponsored by SDSM& T and the South Dakota Technology Reinvestment Program ( SDTRP).
SDTRP is a cooperative effort among NASA, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, and the six state- sponsored universities. TAP is SDSM& T’s effort to utilize the resources of faculty, staff, students, and facilities to provide focused technical assistance.
This year’s TAP conference will offer sessions by company participants and university faculty and staff on the following topics:
International Business Opportunities ( 9: 45 - 11: 30 a. m.)
Moderator: Dr. Srinivasa Iyer - SDSM& T
Entrepreneurship: Is It Right for You? ( Lunch: 11: 30a. m. - 1: 00 p. m.)
Moderator: Mr. Andrew Thompson - SDSM& T
South Dakota SBIR Winners ( 1: 00 - 2: 45 p. m.)
Moderator: Dr. Mel Ustad - Dakota State University
Patents, Trademarks, and Copyright ( 3: 00 - 4: 45 p. m.)
Moderator: Mr. Gene Lebrun - Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun
South Dakota companies and service providers will have displays at the conference throughout the day. If applicable to your field of practice, portions of the conference may be used to satisfy professional engineering continuing education requirements.
To register for the conference, call Lori Litzen at 605/ 394- 6995 by April 1. The registration fee is $ 15, which includes lunch and breaks.
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