The Badlands of South Dakota, Badlands National Park.


Upcoming

When: Saturday, 1-3PM, April 13, 2019

Where: Bump Lounge, Surbeck Center, SDSMT Campus


Recent

Brandon Scott named Chan-Zuckerberg Imaging Scientist: A growing effort in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering at SDSMT and BioSystems Networks / Translational Research (BioSNTR), the statewide bioscience center based on imaging and informatics, got a boost from the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative Imaging Scientist program. Brandon will transition from his postdoctoral posiiton to assume the imaging scientist position beginning in July, 2019. The application highlighed the lattice light sheet microscopy ongoing in Robert Anderson's laboratory and the awesome imagery of live cells Brandon has been leading. Take a look at the movies linked to google drive below ...

When: Announced on 3/19/2019 (Chan-Zuckerberg announcement, SDSMT announcement).


Lattice Light Sheet Microscopy Image Gallery

A gallery of recent lattice light sheet microscopy imagery, click on the image to view the animation (hyperlinked) ...



Clash of the Titans: Immune cells attack programmed targets: Live macrophages (immune cells, shown in magenta) uptake (phagocytose) antibody labeled target cells (erythrocytes, shown in blue) visualized by lattice light sheet microscopy (credit: Brandon Scott, Robert Anderson).


The Big Gulp: Immune cells attack programmed targets (surface rendering): Live macrophages (immune cells, shown in light purple) uptake (phagocytose) antibody labeled target cells (erythrocytes, shown in green) visualized by lattice light sheet microscopy (credit: Brandon Scott, Robert Anderson).


Tooth Hole: Macrphage membrane dynamics during phagocytosis (surface rendering) visualized by lattice light sheet microscopy (credit: Brandon Scott, Robert Anderson).



Break Dancing Macrophage: Macrophage membrane dynamics (surface rendering) visualized by lattice light sheet microscopy (credit: Brandon Scott, Robert Anderson).



Eschers Macrophage: Macrophage membrane dynamics (surface rendering) visualized by lattice light sheet microscopy (credit: Brandon Scott, Robert Anderson).



Nano Expo 2018

Nano PhD student's presented posters descrbing recent progress on their dissertation research to faculty, students and the general public.

When: 4/28/18
Where: Rapid City, SD.


Group photo from Nano Expo 2018 and more ... Faculty, students and friends of Nano stand for a group photo at the annual Nano Expo, and a few memorable photos from the fall Nano Party, the SDSMT campuswide Research Symposium, and the Women in Science conference...




Fall Nano party ...

Future Nano grads contemplate much during annual Nano party.

When: 9/30/17
Where: Rapid City, SD.



Photogenic and thoughtful Nano PhD students enjoy good food.





Nano Expo 2017

17 Nano PhD student's presented posters descrbing recent progress on their dissertation research to faculty, students and the general public.

When: 4/22/17
Where: Rapid City, SD.


Group photo from Nano Expo 2017, including nano kids ... inset: FRET/FLIM image of HEK cell; electron diffraction from epitaxial thin film; multi-photon imaging of phytohormone levels in soy bean root nodules; TEM image of epitaxially formed quantum wires on lattice mis-matched virtual substrate; TEM images of macrophages; electrospun nanofibers.




Nano Expo 2016

16 Nano PhD student's presented posters descrbing recent progress on their dissertation research to faculty, students and the general public.

When: 4/22/16
Where: Rapid City, SD.



(Clockwise from upper right) Montage of Nano party, SDSMT Research Symposium, M-Hill Climb and Nano Expo 2016 ...



Nano Expo 2015

Nano PhD student's presented posters descrbing recent progress on their dissertation research to faculty, students and the general public.

When: 4/18/15
Where: Rapid City, SD.



A tight-knight group at Nano Expo 2015 ...



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

Download Symposium Agenda


Sponsored by Spectra-Physics, a division of Newport Corporation




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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