Students from the “Rising Scholars in Math and Science Education” program recently toured the Sanford Lab in Lead. The four day program hosted by Black Hills State University, was designed for high school juniors who have a strong interest in math and science. Pictured left to right starting in front are: Jennifer Galvin, Redfield Public High School; Hannah Zubke, Waubay High School; Jesse Horstman, Beresford High School; Kendra Apland, Spearfish High School; Chloe' Martell, TF Riggs High School; Sean McCann, Newell High School; Rachel Schwartz, Sioux Valley High School; Mandy Durch, a Davis-Bachall scholarship recipient from Newell High School who is interning at the Lab; Allyson Digmann, St. Thomas More High School; Michael Preheim, Armour High School; Drew Kraft, Wessington Springs High School; Tanner Herr, Tea Area High School; Tanner Suess, Scotland High School; Dexter May, Brookings High School; Brodric Moeller, Rutland High School; Tyler Artz, Redfield High School; Tyler Bloch, Menno High School.

Interesting problems in history; geographic information systems and global positions systems: skills, drills and mapping; geometry- art connection; exploring polyhedral; hiking the canyon; astronomy; probability; sports science; pentomino pursuit; and survivor science were among the activities that high school juniors from across the state recently took part in during the “Rising Scholars in Math and Science” session at Black Hills State University.

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 BHSU 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.