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Resources for educators
More about the E&O team and what we do.

The Education and Outreach program is a collaborative venture between Sanford Underground Research Facility and Black Hills State University. Our goal is to use the excitement and promise of deep underground science and engineering to inspire and engage students, educators and the wider community through a variety of programming, including:

  • Curriculum units tied to the science and engineering taking place at Sanford Lab
  • Onsite surface tours, workshops and presentations for K-12 school field trips
  • Offsite workshops and presentations at schools and communities across South Dakota and surrounding region
  • Distance Education utilizing videoconferencing technology
  • Undergraduate internships
  • Professional development opportunities for educators
  • Davis-Bahcall Scholars summer program

Education and Outreach staff are committed to increasing the number of students pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers, especially students who belong to groups historically under-represented in those fields.

Education and Outreach Directory

Debra Wolf
Chief IDEA Officer, Director of Education and Public Relations
Peggy Norris
Education and Outreach Deputy Director
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Julie Dahl
Science Education Specialist
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Nicol Reiner
Director of Education and Outreach