Black Hills State University will host 18 high school students participating in the South Dakota Rising Scholars in Math and Science Program June 14-18.

High school juniors from across the state will learn from a variety of activities including: GIS/GPS skills, drills, and mapping; interesting problems in history; geometry- art connection; exploring polyhedral; astronomy; hiking in the canyon; probability; sports science; cosmic radiation; pentomino pursuit; and survivor science.

This four-day summer enrichment session was designed for South Dakota high school juniors who have a strong interest in math and science. Participants in this program interact with faculty members, teachers, and a select number of their peers. The students also have the opportunity to make new friends with peers with similar interests and talents.

Coordinated by the Center for the Advancement of Mathematics and Science Education (CAMSE), the Rising Scholars program utilizes a team of mathematicians, scientists, educators, and local artists to create an enriching and educational four day experience for the students.

Participates this year include: Kendra Apland from Spearfish, Tyler Artz from Ashton, Tyler Bloch from Lesterville, Allyson Digmann from Rapid City, Jennifer Galvin from Athol, Tanner Herr from Tea, Jesse Horstman from Beresford, Drew Kraft from Wessington Springs, Chloe’ Martell from Pierre, Dexter May from Brookings, Sean McCann from Newell, Brodric Moeller from Garretson, Michael Preheim from Armour, Rachel Schwartz from Volga, Tanner Suess from Tripp, and Hannah Zubke from Waubay.