Universities tapping into Sioux Falls’ medical tech industry
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Two universities in South Dakota are teaming up to train biomedical engineers in an effort to help boost Sioux Falls’ burgeoning medical technology industry.
The Argus Leader reports that the program involves the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City and the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. The partnership was recently approved by the South Dakota Board of Regents.
The program is meant to expand the University of South Dakota’s proficiency in biomedical fields and the School of Mines’ engineering education. Both universities have offered graduate degrees in biomedical engineering for about a decade.
Dan Engebretson leads the University of South Dakota’s biomedical engineering program. He says the school’s program is “is poised to reshape South Dakota’s economy.”
Information from: Argus Leader, http://www.argusleader.com