An above-ground facility at Black Hills State University in Spearfish and an underground space at the Sanford lab in Lead together make up the new Sanford Science Education Center opened May 9, reports the Black Hills Pioneer.
Officials cut the ribbons on the two facilities in another step toward developing the Sanford lab into both a world-class science facility and a unique education opportunity for local schools and universities. BHSU faculty and students are expected to participate in various experiments and projects at the lab, including the upcoming Long Baseline Neutrino Project/Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, which is billed as the largest international science project in history.
BHSU remodeled its Jonas Hall, installing classrooms designed for group work, a clean lab and meeting spaces. At the Ross campus of the Sanford lab, 4,850 feet below ground, a clean room divided for use in physics and biology was built along with a separate research space.
Read more about the Sanford lab on the Black Hills Knowledge Network.