Community Lab Space for Your Group

In the heart of Sanford Research, you’ll find a state-of-the-art research lab that provides research space and equipment for the community.

Public and private groups are welcome to use the space for:

  1. Hands-on activities facilitated by the Sanford PROMISE team
  2. Research activities and projects you develop under PROMISE scientists’ supervision

We also host events including a family science festival and a community lecture series.


Community Lectures

Attend the PROMISE Community Lecture Series

Are you interested in science? Have you ever wondered about the scientific research being performed in your own community? The PROMISE Community Lecture Series provides a unique opportunity for science-minded individuals within our community to learn about local research projects from the scientists themselves. Monthly lectures are provided by leading academic and industry scientists within the region.

Upcoming Events: Due to public health concerns surrounding COVID-19, Sanford Health will be canceling or postponing all public events at this time.  Please continue to check this page for updates.

Tuesday, April 7th at 5:30pm - CANCELED
Nicotine use and addiction among adolescents: Implications of e-cigarettes
Presented by: Arielle Selya PhD | Assistant Scientist, Behavioral Sciences Group - Sanford Research
Sanford Center | Dakota Room | 2301 E. 60th Street North | Sioux Falls, SD
Enter at the southeast corner of the building (adjacent to the globe)

Thursday, May 14th - POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBD
Film Screening and Panel Discussion: At The Edge of Hope
  5:00pm - Social | Moquist Hall
  5:30pm - Film Screening Begins | Dakota Room
  6:00pm - Panel Discussion Begins | Dakota Room
  6:30pm - Closing | Dakota Room

Sanford Center | 2301 E. 60th Street North | Sioux Falls, SD
Enter at the southeast corner of the building (adjacent to the globe)

Previous Event:

Launching Discoveries into the Clinic: Tales of a Breast Cancer Survivor
Presented by Kristi Egland, PhD | Medical Science Liaison at Sanford Health
Tuesday, October 22nd at 5:30 PM
Sanford Center (Coyote Room), 2301 E. 60th Street North, SFSD - Enter at the southeast corner of the building (adjacent to the globe)

Student Lab Tours

Tour the PROMISE Community Laboratory

In the heart of Sanford Research’s laboratory lives a high-tech classroom space designed to accommodate up to 24 learners participating in a hands-on science experience. Our team of educators will personalize an experience to meet the content and ability requirements for your group. Public and private school classes, after-school programs, girl and boy scout clubs and others are invited.

Teen Science Café

Attend Teen Science Café
Teen Science Café is a free, fun way for teens to explore advances in science and technology affecting their lives. Teens and STEM experts engage in lively conversations and activities to explore a topic deeply. Teen Science Café brings together teens from all over the greater Sioux Falls region to learn from scientists in their community.

Open to students grades 9-12.

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