January 8, 2018

Preservation Thursday: Sanford Lab: Science Today and into the Future

DEADWOOD – Deadwood History, Inc. and the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission will host a presentation by the Executive Director of the South Dakota Science and Technology Authority and the Laboratory Director of the Sanford Underground Research Facility, Mike Headley, at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 18, 2018, at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC), 150 Sherman Street, Deadwood. The event is wheelchair accessible. Please feel free to bring your lunch.

The Sanford Lab has active science experiments installed and operating nearly a mile underground. The Lab’s future is very bright with plans for physics experiments studying neutrinos and dark matter. Mike Headley will outline the Lab’s current activities and future construction plans for one of the largest mega-science projects ever to be attempted on United States soil.

Mike Headley leads the 125-member team in the development and operation of the newest and deepest underground science laboratory in the United States. Headley has nearly 25 years of engineering and management experience. Before coming to Sanford Lab in 2008, he served in various roles at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science Center (EROS), and was the Deputy Program Manager and Assistant Vice President for the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), USGS EROS Center, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Headley earned his bachelor’s degree from South Dakota State University and an MBA from Loyola Marymount University. He served in the U.S. Air Force for six years.

Preservation Thursday is co-sponsored by the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission, Deadwood History, Adams-Mastrovich Family Foundation, Saloon No. 10, Fresh Paint, Historic Homestake Opera House, Jerry Greer's Engineering, and tdg Marketing & Public Relations.


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