New programs to be added for South Dakota universities

Friday, August 24, 2018

PIERRE, S.D. (KOTA) - The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and Black Hills State University have new course offerings.

The state Board of Regents approved several programs to “meet emerging economic development and workforce trends across the state,” a release stated.

The new offerings at SDSM&T include a master of science degree in nanoscience and nanoengineering. The school already has a doctoral program in this area of study.

“Nanoscience and nanoengineering focus on specialized training to visualize, manipulate, and delineate the laws of science that govern all forms of matter on the scale of one-billionth of a meter, which is roughly one hundred-thousandth the diameter of a human hair. This area of study is a particular emphasis for future research and related economic development spinoffs across South Dakota,” the regent’s release stated.

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