Winner of 2014 Kelly Lane Earth & Space Science Grant
at the Annual Conference of South Dakota Science and Math Teachers
Huron Convention Center, Huron, SD - February 7, 2014
Pictured left to right: Tom Durkin (SD Space Grant Consortium), Kelly Lane, and 2014 grant winner Steve Gabriel (Spearfish High School,
Spearfish, SD.) Mr. Gabriel's project involves environmental measurements of temperature; humidity; pressure; and ventilation direction, velocity,
and volume collected by flow meters installed at the 4,850í level of the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in the former Homestake
Gold Mine in Lead, SD. This impressive project implements a network of environmental sampling devises monitored in real-time by Mr. Gabrielís
high school students, giving them a foothold in an active research environment where universities, doctoral candidates, and national labs operate.
The project exposes the students to cutting edge research into dark matter and physics.