Engineering accelerator team aims to simplify E.coli and Salmonella detection in the food processing industry

One team in the accelerator is developing a new technology which could prevent millions of illnesses due to foodborne pathogens each year. The team is developing bacteria sensing strips for food processing industries which will provide them with rapid, on-site detection of pathogenic bacteria.

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Computer science students create a mobile application to streamline communication when going out with friends

Five students from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Charles Bonn, Johnathan Ackerman, Joseph Mowry, Daniel Andrus, and Evan Hammer, make up one of the teams participating in the Engineering Accelerator program. These computer science students are in the process of developing a mobile application which will simplify the system of communication between groups of friends when going out.

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Engineering team develops polymer composites to insulate deep space capsules

NanoChan Technologies, comprising of Dr. David Salem and Eric Schmid, is one of the teams participating in the accelerator program. The idea for their technology was born several years ago when NASA sponsored a project at the university to develop composite materials which have low density and are thermally insulating while still being strong.

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Graduate students hope to create jobs in South Dakota with their unique engineering expertise

Through additive manufacturing and coating technologies of super hard aluminum magnesium boride, AlMgB14-TiB2, (BAM) particles with various metals, metal alloys, ceramics, and nano-phase materials, the team is able to tailor coatings for improved properties such as hardness and lubricity. Endlas will provide laser cladding services, including BAM hardfacing, laser processing equipment design, manufacturing consulting, and engineering services.

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