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Governor Makes Appointments to Science and Technology Authority



            Office of Gov. Dennis Daugaard

500 E. Capitol Ave.

Pierre, S.D. 57501

(605) 773-3212





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Contact: Tony Venhuizen or Kelsey Pritchard, 605-773-3212



Governor Makes Appointments to Science and Technology Authority


PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has appointed Dr. Robert Wilson of Fort Collins, Colorado, to the South Dakota Science and Technology Authority.


“I want to thank Dr. Wilson for agreeing to serve on the Science and Technology Authority,” Gov. Daugaard said. “Dr. Wilson is an accomplished scientist who will bring an important perspective to the leadership of this facility.”


Wilson is a professor of Physics at Colorado State University. He focuses primarily on underground experiments and is currently a member of the Tokai-to-Kamoika (T2K) long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment and is working with the proposed Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment (LBNE), a proposed experiment that will be a partnership between the Sanford Underground Research Facility and Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois.


In addition, Gov. Daugaard has reappointed Casey Peterson of Rapid City to the Authority. Peterson, who serves as the Authority’s board chair, is a director and shareholder at the CPA firm Casey Peterson & Associates.


The Science and Technology Authority was created 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 eight members of the Science and Technology Authority serve six-year terms.