Black Hills State University faculty and students will present scholarly works at the 14th Annual Black Hills Research Symposium Tuesday, March 20 through Thursday, March 22 in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union Jacket Legacy Room.


The symposium, a conference celebrating scholarly work across disciplines, will feature oral presentations and poster displays.


Poster presentations will be available for viewing all day, Tuesday through Thursday, inside and outside the Jacket Legacy Room. Poster judging will be held Wednesday from 3-5 p.m. with a question and answer session.


Student oral research presentations will be Thursday from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Jacket Legacy Room, followed by a reception at 1:30 p.m.  The student awards ceremony and keynote speaker presentation will begin at 2 p.m.   The keynote speaker will be Dr. Gregory L. Naber, professor of mathematics at Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pa.


Naber’s interests are topology, differential geometry, and mathematical physics, particularly relativity and gauge theory. He published six books in these areas with Cambridge University Press, Springer-Verlag and Dover. In his expository lecture at the symposium, Naber will discuss a fundamental principle of nature which is at the foundation of the research that is ongoing in the Underground Research Facility (SURF) at Homestake in Lead and at the Large Hadron Collider in CERN near Geneva, Switzerland.


According to Dr. Parthasarathi Nag, associate professor of mathematics at BHSU, the Black Hills Research Symposium provides a great opportunity to learn about the scholarly pursuits of BHSU students and faculty members.

The symposium is free and open to the public. For more information contact Nag at P.Nag@BHSU.edu or Dr. Michael Zehfus, associate professor of chemistry, at Michael.Zehfus@BHSU.edu or visit www.BHSU.edu/ResearchSymposium.