Chapter 1-16H of the South Dakota Codified Laws
The purpose of the authority created by this chapter is to foster and facilitate scientific and technological
investigation, experimentation, and development by creating a mechanism through which laboratory,
experimental, and development facilities may be acquired, developed, constructed, maintained,
operated, and decommissioned.
The Governor shall appoint the directors. Not all members of the board may be of the same political
party. Original appointments shall be staggered with no more than two expiring in one year.
Term of Appointment:
To advance compelling underground, multidisciplinary research in a safe work environment and to inspire and educate through science, technology and engineering.