Black Hills State University values and supports undergraduate research and creative activity. Faculty in all disciplines are encouraged to involve students whenever appropriate in inquiry-based learning in and out of the classroom.
Through the challenge of conducting mentored research or creating art uniquely their own, undergraduates learn how new ideas are developed and tested in their respective disciplines to gain confidence in their own knowledge and ability to contribute meaningfully to society.
The Black Hills Research Symposium is an annual campus event that showcases the faculty-mentored scholarship of BHSU students. Usually held in late March, the symposium is open to those in all disciplines.
Black Hills State University is also a member of the National Council on Undergraduate Research. Students who have completed or are presently conducting faculty-mentored scholarship can apply to present at this organization’s annual conference. Those who are chosen through NCUR’s competitive selection process can receive financial support to attend. Contact the Black Hills Research Symposium Committee for more information on both of these events.