Thirteen Japanese municipal workers
toured the Black Hills recently and spent an afternoon on the Black
Hills State University campus learning about educational
opportunities for American students.
The Japanese group was sponsored by
the Dacotah Territory International Visitors program in Rapid City
where they met with city and school officials before touring the
During their visit to Spearfish and
BHSU, the group was welcomed by President Flickema and toured campus
facilities including the governor’s electronic classroom and the
career services center. They were particularly interested in
learning about the latest teaching technologies and about
educational opportunities for nontraditional students.
Vice president Lyle Cook explained
the general course offerings available at the university. Ben Dar,
associate vice president of technology, covered the latest course
delivery options using the Internet and the Dakota Digital Network
and Bob Stanelle, director of student development, brought them up
to speed on career exploration using the Internet.
|BHSU President Thomas Flickema
welcomes a group of Japanese municipal workers who were on
campus recently to learn more the university and academic
programs available to American students. The 13
municipal works spent three days in the Black Hills touring
and meeting with municipal and school officials in Rapid City
and Spearfish before heading home via Chicago and New York.
The tour group came to the
Black Hills directly from a week’s visit to Washington, D.C.
where they toured the nation’s capital. After leaving the
Black Hills they headed to Chicago and New York before
Dakota high school students are taking a break from the their summer
jobs to participate in a three-day science and math scholars program
hosted by the Center for the Advancement of Mathematics and Science
Education (CAMSE) at Black Hills State University.
Scholars in Math and Science program is an enrichment program for
students between their junior and senior year and who demonstrate an
intellectual curiosity and have a strong interest in math and
science. High school guidance counselors submitted student names. A
committee of CAMSE staff members selected the final participants
based on academic records and review of two student written essays. The selected students received a small stipend to
attend the workshop.
The eight girls
and seven boys are working closely with BHSU faculty, exceptional
high school teachers and a select cohort of fellow participants.
During the first two days students visited the Neutrino lab site at
the Homestake mine, hiked in the hills, did math related projects,
studied magnets and motors, and reviewed geometric relationships to
art with local artist Dick Termes.
“The goal is to
enrich the academic preparation of the most promising high school
mathematicians and scientists,” said Ben Sayler, CAMSE director.
“Students will expand their minds and make new friends with peers
who have similar motivation, talents, and interests.
|Dr. Ben Sayler, director of
Center for the Advancement of Mathematics
and Science Education (CAMSE) at Black Hills State,
explains some of the intricacies of magnetism and motors to
high schools students Mark Rossing, Sioux Falls, left, Larissa
Johnson, Mobridge, and Valissa Kraft, Mobridge. The students
are participating in a three-day workshop at BHSU designed to
enrich academic preparation for promising young scientists and
Students participating in the program are Mary Barnaud,
Nisland; Kristen Berg, Groton; Jake DeGroot, Springfield;
Jennifer Dunn, Vale; Brian Giedd, Colome; Larissa Johnson,
Mobridge; Valissa Kraft, Mobridge; Shay Larson, Custer; Erin
Lundberg, Gregory; Kevin Mellem, Volin; Janson Neuharth,
Wolsey; Melanie Ottenbacher, Selby; Mark Rossing, Sioux Falls;
Adam Steffes, Bristol; and Peng Zhou, Brookings.
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