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February 25, 2005
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January R&D Funding Tops $460,000 At S.D. Tech
South Dakota Tech researchers and professors received more than $468,000 in research and development funding during January 2005.
South Dakota Tech, an engineering and science university in Rapid City, boasts a solid research program. So far in the 2005 fiscal year that began in July, Tech researchers have received more than $4.3 million in sponsored research and development funding, a $2.1 million increase over the previous year.
“Our researchers are doing excellent work, and this level of funding recognizes that,” university President Dr. Charles Ruch said.
Tech is home to several research institutions and centers, and plans are underway to expand the number of graduate degrees and to enhance the technology-transfer process.
The January awards:
Dr. Sookie Bang, professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, and Dr. Venkataswamy Ramakrishnan, distinguished professor emeritus, Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering, received $12,250 from the National Science Foundation to continued their study into the use of microbes to repair concrete.
Dr. Dan Dolan, professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, and co-director, Center of Excellence for Advanced Manufacturing and Production (CAMP), Barb Dolan, director of Student Information Systems/Title III Project, Dr. Kathy Antonen, professor, Department of Humanities, and Dr. Michael Batchelder, professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and co-director, Center of Excellence for Advanced Manufacturing and Production (CAMP), received $400,000 from the National Science Foundation to create a Computer Science, Engineering & Mathematics Scholarship Program.
Dr. Charles Kliche, professor, and Dr. Zbigniew Hladysz, professor, Mining Engineering and Management program, received $54,487 in additional funding from the United States Department of Labor – Mine Safety Health Administration for the project, “Mine Health and Safety Training.”
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