YOUTH SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATHEMATICS AWARENESS MONTHSTEM Proclamation
An executive proclamation has been issued by Governor Dennis Daugaard to recognize March 2017 as “YOUTH SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATHEMATICS AWARENESS MONTH”. South Dakota science fairs, women in STEM programs, robotics competitions and experiential, hands-on STEM learning programs for youth will take place across South Dakota this month to encourage South Dakotan students to pursue careers in a STEM field. SD EPSCoR is focused on building the human infrastructure that is necessary to drive South Dakota’s STEM-based economic development and prepare the workforce to staff it. Encouraging hands-on STEM activities such as science fairs is a proven way to get students interested and continue their STEM studies as they graduate from high school to a college or university. SD EPSCoR is partnering with organizations and institutions across the state to implement its philosophy of making infrastructure investments in hands-on, research-based, educational experiences that prepare students for our future workforce needs.