The National Science Foundation established EPSCoR in 1980 because Congress recognized the uneven distribution of federal research and development grants. After World War II, federally funded academic research grew dramatically, but national science policy at the time tended to funnel resources to a small number of centers of excellence.

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  1. RII Track-1 All Investigator Meeting

    May 26 - May 29

2020 Vision

South Dakota’s citizens, schools, businesses, educational institutions, governmental entities, and other stakeholders recognize that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) research, an educated and skilled workforce, and an entrepreneurial business environment underpin competitiveness in the global economy.

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