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April 22, 2005
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March R&D Funding Tops $287,000
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology researchers and professors received
$287,652 in research and development funding during March 2005.
The School of Mines, an engineering and science university in Rapid City, boasts a
solid research program. So far in the 2005 fiscal year that began in July, School of
Mines researchers have received more than $5 million in sponsored research and
development funding, a $1.5 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.
The School of Mines 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
The March awards:
• $6,000 from the National Science Foundation for continuing funding of the NSF
Friction Stir Processing Industry/University Cooperative Research Center
headquartered at the School of Mines.
• $5,960 from the Ford Motor Company to investigate friction stir spot welding of
multi-layer thin aluminum sheets.
• $160,000 from Carpenter Powder Products to continue the study of functionally
graded materials for manufacturing tools and dies and industrial processing
• $115,692 from the National Science Foundation to continue the Research
Experience for Undergraduates program with the Mongolian University of Science
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