BHSU to host 25th annual Black Hills Research Symposium

The 25th annual Black Hills Research Symposium hosted by Black Hills State University will take place March 21-23 and feature a keynote panel of Jerilyn Church, chief executive officer of the Great Plains Tribal Health Leaders’ Board, Ben Jasinski, software engineering manager at SRAM LLC, and Kelly Kirk, director of the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center. 

On March 22, oral presentations will be held from 9 until 11:30 a.m. in the Swarts and Trump conference rooms inside the Student Union. Poster presentations will occur later that afternoon from 3-5 p.m. in the Hive Lobby of the Student Union and will remain on display through March 23. 

The keynote panel will take place March 23 from 4-5 p.m. in Meier Hall Auditorium. The discussion between Church, Jasinski, and Kirk will focus on bridging research, career, and community. Dr. Nick Van Kley, director of the Center for Faculty Innovation at BHSU will serve as moderator of the discussion and host an audience Q&A with the panel. 

All symposium events are free and open to the public. For more information about this event, visit Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations for this event may call 605.642.1283 or email