Black Hills Knowledge Netowork

Officials gathered May 16 to cut the ribbon at BHSU's Sanford Science Education Center.
Officials gathered May 16 to cut the ribbon at BHSU's Sanford Science Education Center.
Black Hills Pioneer photo
May 17, 2016

BHSU Opens Underground Campus at Sanford Lab

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

Related items

  • Lead-Deadwood School Board Announces Vacancy

    Board member Bob Nelson, Jr. submitted his resignation to the Lead-Deadwood School Board at its October 8th meeting, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. It was…
  • Black Hills Energy Donates $25K To Booth Society, Inc.

    Black Hills Energy recently donated $25,000 to the Booth Society, Inc. – the nonprofit group that supports the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and…
  • Rapid City’s YMCA Expands Childcare Programs

    Rapid City’s YMCA has partnered with Rapid City Area Schools (RCAS) to expand its childcare program, reports KOTA Territory News. The project, which began approximately…

Get Involved!

  • Need more information? Rapid City Public Library associates are standing by to answer your questions! Ask away in the box below during business hours for live feedback.

    For more on this feature, click here.

  • bhkn donate

    Enjoy our work? Donate today to ensure that community members will have access to our wealth of news, history, and data for years to come.

  • 211 logoDid this post inspire you to get involved? Visit our partner 211's Volunteer Database to find volunteer opportunities in your community.

525 University Loop, Suite 202
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 716-0058   [email protected]