Community members are encouraged to come to the Black Hills State University campus Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. for a ribbon cutting, brief program, and tours of the new Life Sciences Laboratory. Visitor parking will be available in the Jonas Hall parking lot.
The ribbon cutting program includes comments by BHSU President Kay Schallenkamp, South Dakota Board of Regents Vice President Kathy Johnson, Spearfish Economic Development Director Bryan Walker, and BHSU faculty members Dr. Holly Downing, Dr. Shane Sarver and Dr. Charlie Lamb.
The 26,000-square foot building, located on the southwest portion of campus, was constructed to accommodate the dramatically increasing number of science students at BHSU. The University has seen a 300 percent increase in the number of students pursuing a science degree in the last two decades. BHSU has also made great strides in securing grant research funds, with nearly $6 million in research funding secured last year and nearly $43 million in grant funding over the last decade.
The building includes five chemistry and biology teaching laboratories, three research laboratories, faculty offices, and meeting areas. The modern research laboratories provide high-quality science space for expanding faculty research and the innovative master’s degree program in Integrative Genomics. These facilities enhance experiential learning and research opportunities for BHSU students. A research center, the Center for the Conservation of Biological Resources (CCBR), is also located in the Life Sciences Laboratory.
The Life Sciences Laboratory is part of a statewide effort to upgrade laboratories at all Regental universities and is funded by student fees through bonding.
BHSU offers the following science degrees:
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016