BHSU students assist with LUX-ZEPLIN experiment at Sanford Lab

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Two Black Hills State University physical science majors are working with scientists and engineers from around the world on the LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) experiment at Sanford Underground Research Facility. Nolan Maher, a freshman from Bismark, N.D., and Erika Redinger, a junior from Spearfish, are visiting Sanford Lab two times per week this semester where they work on projects contributing to LZ. LZ is a next-generation dark matter detector.

Top BHSU photos of 2018

Photos are among the hundreds taken this year by the Marketing and Communications staff and student workers.

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With the new year fast approaching, here (at are the top photographs from 2018 at Black Hills State University. These photographs are among the hundreds taken this year by the Marketing and Communications staff and student workers.

Top 10 BHSU Moments of 2018

Successful graduates, new academic offerings, and sustainability achievements...just to name a few.

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As we approach the New Year, here’s a look back at the Top 10 moments for Black Hills State University in 2018.

Internship for BHSU student inspires job opportunities in Pine Ridge

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Josie Drobny, a Black Hills State University student from Martin, recently completed a paid internship through Sanford Research aimed at preventing alcohol-exposed pregnancies among teenage girls living in the Pine Ridge Reservation. She presented her research results this month at the Great Plains Sociology Conference in Aberdeen, where she earned first place in the research poster competition. 

6 questions with 6 BHSU grads: Madison Jilek

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Full-time jobs, travels across the world, and advanced degrees. In this series “6 questions with 6 grads,” Black Hills State University will highlight the future plans of some of the University’s May 2018 graduates. Madison Jilek, physical science and chemistry major from Spearfish, will begin her Ph.D. studies at the University of Colorado Boulder this fall.


Students compete in 3rd annual BHSU Underground Robotics Competition at the Sanford Lab

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Middle school students from Spearfish and Belle Fourche and Black Hills State University students had the rare opportunity take part in an underground robotics competition at Sanford Underground Research Facility (Sanford Lab) this week. On March 21, these students left their classrooms to compete in the third annual BHSU Underground Robotics Competition at Sanford Lab in Lead.