Sanford Lab Offers Opportunities For Students
by Associated Press
May 31, 2012 8:10 AM
The newly opened Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead is offering a wealth of educational opportunities for students.
The laboratory 5,000 feet beneath the surface of the earth opened Wednesday. Scientists hope it will help them finally detect dark matter. It may also help students become interested in science.
Peggy Norris is the deputy director of Education and Outreach for the Sanford Lab. She tells The Black Hills Pioneer says it's important for students to see science isn't just what it's in a textbook.
So Norris brings in school groups from all over South Dakota and surrounding states to promote Lead as a destination for learning. She also coordinates a science club for girls, as well as engineering challenges for elementary students.