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July 22, 2005
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June R&D Funding Tops $1.6 Million
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology researchers, professors and staff members received $1,626,522 in research and development funding during June 2005.
The School of Mines, an engineering and science university in Rapid City, boasts a solid research program. In the 2005 fiscal year that ended June 30, School of Mines researchers have received more than $12.7 million in sponsored research and development funding, an $800,000 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 process.
The June award highlights:
$455,126 from the Department of Defense to study energetic nanocomposites for the U.S. Army.
$175,000 from various project partners to continue the first National Science Foundation Friction Stir Processing Industry/University Cooperative Research Center.
$173,187 from NASA to continue the South Dakota Space Grant Consortium.
$178,223 from the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources to conduct environmental studies of the Cheyenne River.
$53,273 from the National Science Foundation to continue the study of concrete-repairing microbes.
$110,000 from the National Science Foundation to continue the study of nanocomposite materials.
$142,000 from the United States Department of Education to create the Campus Community Prevention Coalition.
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