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Nano Expo 2014

17 Nano PhD student's presented posters descrbing recent progress on their dissertation research to faculty, students and the general public. Media coverage from local TV and Radio followed the event. A group photo was taken at the conclusion of the day.

When: 4/12/14
Where: Bump Lounge, Surbeck Center, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology



Participating faculty and students at Nano Expo 2014 after a job well done. Thanks to Eric Schmid for organizing the event!

Nano PhD Students unwind at Nano Party

New students got a chance to mix with other students and faculty in the Nano program.

When: 9/26/13
Where: Rapid City, SD.



Ms. Xiaojing Ma, Ms. Amy Hor, and Ms. Fan Zheng, enjoy good weather and good food.

Nano PhD Student completes internship at Qualcomm

Mr. Mina Iskandar, a Nano PhD student working with Dr. Anagnostou in the area of design and development of microwave antennas, completed a summer internship at Qualcomm in San Diego.

When: 8/19/13
Where: San Diego, CA.



Mr. Mina Iskandar (second from left) with engineering team at Qualcomm campus in San Diego, CA.

Nano PhD Student wins SVC Fellowship

Ms. Nan Zheng, a Nano PhD student working with Dr. Ahrenkiel in the area of semiconductor heterostructures for solar energy applications was awarded a $5000 scholarship from the Society of Vacuum Coaters.

When: 8/5/13
Where: SVC, Albuqurque, NM.



Ms. Nan Zheng, in the Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) Lab.

Spring Commencement 2013

4 Nano PhD's were awarded: Qi Chen, Muhannad Al Tarifi, Ravi Shankar and Monika Rathi. We wish them all continued success!

When: 5/4/13
Where: Civic Center, Rapid City, SD.



Drs. Qi Chen, Muhannad Al Tarifi, Ravi Shankar and Monika Rathi.




Nano Expo 2013

17 Nano PhD student's presented posters descrbing recent progress on their dissertation research to faculty, students and the general public. Media coverage from local TV and Radio followed the event. A group photo was taken at the conclusion of the day.

When: 4/13/13
Where: Bump Lounge, Surbeck Center, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology



Participating faculty and students at Nano Expo 2013 after a job well done. Thanks to Xiaoxu for organizing the event!




Czech Physicists visit Nano Program Labs

Visiting scientists form Brno, Czech Republic visit Nano program labs to study defects in solar cells.

When: May 12-22, 2012
Where: Rapid City, SD.



Pavel and Robert from Brno, Czech Republic with Steve at the pump house on the top of Harney Peak.




Professor Greg Salamo visits Nano Program

Professor of Physics Greg Salamo, University of Arkansas, visited the Nano program and presented a seminar on coupled quantum well - quantum dots.

When: Feb 24-25, 2012
Where: Rapid City, SD.



Haeyeon and Greg Salamo discuss the finer points of semiconductor physics by the fire in the visitors center at Mt. Rushmore.




Nanostudents and Faculty Present at Photovoltaics Specialist Conference

Students and faculty travel to Seattle to present findings at the IEEE Photovoltaics Specialists Conference.

When: June 20-25, 2011
Where: Seattle, WA.



Phil and Marsha check out the space needle.




Erin Handberg Wins Mines Medal Graduate Fellowship

Erin Handberg, Nanoscience and Nanoengineering PhD candidate, is awarded the Mines Medal Graduate Fellowship.

When: October 28, 2010
Where: Civic Center, Rapid City, SD.



Erin Handberg, 2010 Mines Graduate Fellowship winner.




Sheila Bailey of NASA visits Nano Program at SDSM&T

Sheila Bailey, Physicist from NASA Glenn, visited the Nano program and gave a seminar on "Photovoltaics for Space Applications", with a quick tour of Mt. Rushmore afterward.

When: April 28, 2010
Where: South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD.



Zhengtao, Sheila and Phil visit Mt. Rushmore.




Tatanka

A visit to Kevin Costner's "Tatanka" reveals some of the heritage of the Sioux Nation, including a scale model of a Buffalo hunt.

When: July 3, 2009 (but open year round)
Where: Tatanka, near Deadwood,SD.



A sculpted recounting of a buffalo hunt.




Nanoscience Energy Research and Development Symposium (NERDS 08)

This one day symposium featured SDSM&T faculty and students, and their collaborators from CSM, UNL, USD, NMT and NREL. The symposium provided a forum for the exchange of ideas and expertise in nano research focused on energy. The symposium was closed with dinner and a play performed at the Firehouse Dinner Theater, featuring a modernized version of Moliere's "The Doctor in Spite of Himself". A morning excursion to Harney peak on the following day met with over a foot of snow, but sunney skies.

When: 4/12/08
Where: South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

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The "treacherous eight" (number eight holding camera) at the foot of Harney Peak.



Chinese New Year in Deadwood

During South Dakota's mining era, the Chinese population in Deadwood was nearly 40%. Today, they carry on the traditional Chinese New Year celebration, including: parade, lion dance (with fireworks) and a Kung Fu exhibition!

When: 3/08/08
Where: Outside Miss Kitty's on Main St. in Deadwood, SD.



The Chinese traditional lion dance, said to bring good fortune to the new year.




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