Community

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.

Events

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. Lectures are provided by leading academic and industry scientists within the region.

Upcoming event: 

Date: Monday, November 7th in partnership with the Annual Health Care Delivery and Population Health Research Symposium
Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Title: "Is it SAD? Distinguishing between being in a funk, depressed or experiencing seasonal affective disorder." 
Presenter: Jennifer Faul, Head of Special Projects at Sanford Health & Program Director of the Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program

Virtual event, registration is required: https://bit.ly/3ShkcfL

Symposium details: https://bit.ly.sanfordhealthpopulationhealth

Sanford PROMISE BRI Days

PROMISE Biomedical Research Investigations Days

BRI is a unique immersive experience for high school students to learn about the research being done at Sanford Research.

Join us for one of the following days in the PROMISE lab doing hands-on science and learning about the work done by the Lee Lab. 

Topic: Investigating the Mechanics of Cilia

Dates:
Tuesday, October 11th, 2022
Friday, November 11th, 2022
Monday, April 10th, 2023

PROMISE Camps

Sanford PROMISE is hosting scholarship-based camps for students. Each camp provides hands-on immersive STEM experiences. Students from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


South Dakota Camps (applications accepted until April 1st):
  • Leading Edge Science Camp at Sanford Research in Sioux Falls, SD
    • June 2nd or June 14th from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    • For students in grades 6-8 in the 2021/2022 school year
  • Leading Edge Science Camp at Sanford Research in Sioux Falls, SD
    • July 15th from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    • For students in grades 9-12 in the 2021/2022 school year
  • Finding Your Roots Camp at Sanford Research in Sioux Falls, SD
    • July 26th through July 29th from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    • For students in grades 6-8 in the 2021/2022 school year

North Dakota Camps (applications accepted until May 6th):

  • Leading Edge Science Camp in Bismarck, North Dakota
    • June 28th from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    • For students in grades 6-8 in the 2021/2022 school year
  • Leading Edge Science Camp in Fargo, North Dakota
    • June 30th from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    • For students in grades 6-8 in the 2021/2022 school year

Minnesota Camps (applications accepted until May 6th): 

  • Leading Edge Science Camp in Luverne, Minnesota
    • July 12th from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    • For students in grades 6-8 in the 2021/2022 school year

Camp details and registration

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 grades 7-12.

2022-2023 Academic Year

Date: Tuesday, December 6th
Topic: The Immune System: How does it protect against viruses?
Speaker: Victor Huber, PhD | Professor at the University of South Dakota 
Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm
Location: Sanford PROMISE Community Lab at Sanford Research | 2301 E. 60th Street North

Virtual option is available. Registration is required. 

Future dates: 
February 7th
March 7th
April 4th

Other Events

Professional Development for summer 2023 will be available in February

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