19th annual Research Symposium:
The Black Hills Research Symposium is an interdisciplinary conference to showcase undergraduate research activity in the Black Hills region being held March 21-23, 2017.
We invite submissions from undergraduate and graduate university students in the Black Hills to present posters or to give oral presentations describing completed scholarly work. Student work must be done in collaboration with a faculty research mentor. An interdisciplinary faculty committee will review submissions for acceptance.
During the Black Hills Research Symposium, a panel of experts will judge student presentations for student feedback. Abstracts for the 19th Annual BH Research Symposium are due February 24, 2017.
Dr. Kyle Whyte holds the Timnick Chair in the Humanities at Michigan State University and is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Community Sustainability, a faculty member of the Environmental Philosophy & Ethics graduate concentration, and a faculty affiliate of the American Indian & Indigenous Studies and Environmental Science & Policy programs. He is Potawatomi and an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. His research, teaching, training and activism address moral and political issues concerning climate policy and Indigenous peoples and the ethics of cooperative relationships between Indigenous peoples and climate science organizations. His work has recently extended to cover issues related to Indigenous food sovereignty. His writing appears in journals such as Climatic Change, Sustainability Science, Hypatia, Synthese, and Human Ecology and in collections published by Oxford University Press, Routledge, Cambridge University Press, and New York University Press. The following funders in the U.S. have supported his work: National Science Foundation, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Fish and Wildlife Service, Northeast Climate Science Center, Erb Foundation, Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments Center, Mellon Foundation, Sustainable Michigan Endowed Program, and Spencer Foundation. He is deeply involved in a number of projects through his work with the Climate and Traditional Knowledges Workgroup, Sustainable Development Institute of the College of Menominee Nation, Tribal Climate Camp, Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition, Humanities for the Environment, and the Consortium for Socially Relevant Philosophy of/in Science and Engineering... Learn More