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An experienced and skilled workforce is a critical element in ensuring the success of new, start-up businesses. Bridging the gap between workforce supply and industry demand has for years, been an ongoing challenge. The 2020 Vision: The South Dakota Science and Technology (S&T) plan addresses this need through a unique strategic initiative; the Dakota Seeds Program, a program that assists South Dakota businesses in funding internships to build, nurture and retain the state’s young talent following college graduation. Established in 2008 as a partnership between the South Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (SD EPSCoR) and the Governor’s Office…

SD EPSCoR Impacts for the Week of April 24, 2017 SD Education Portal – SD EPSCoR will begin development of the new teacher education portal this month with Smart Software Solutions. The statewide education database will  provide opportunities and resources for STEM teachers to enhance their curricula in alignment with the SD Next Generation Science Standards in ways that lead to hands-on, research-based learning experiences. The portal will establish a pipeline between K-12 classroom curricula and high education research.  2020 Vision Marketing Campaign Press Release “Dakota Seeds Internships Help SD Businesses Grow”-  was picked up online and printed in the Spearfish Black Hills…

SD EPSCoR Impacts for the Week of April 3, 2017 Science Fair Coverage – SD EPSCoR saw earned media science fair coverage from more than 10 print/online news publications across the state and one digital publication, reaching more than 37,000 South Dakotan’s in print distribution. The releases were distributed from the SD EPSCoR office and focused on highlighting science award recipients and SD EPSCoR’s commitment to building the human infrastructure that is necessary to drive South Dakota STEM-based economic development, through strengthening rural science fair programs. “Dakota Seeds Provides Internship Funding Helps South Dakota Businesses Grow Their Workforce” – was distributed to SD media contacts April 5. The article is part of the…

IN THE NEWS: South Dakota’s Science and Technology Plan Positions the State Towards Economic Growth – 10.10.17 South Dakota College Towns Experience Economic Growth as a Result of Research Infrastructure Investments – 1.3.17 Science and technology industries are paving the way for South Dakota’s economic growth – 3.7.17 Dakota Seeds Internships Help South Dakota Businesses Grow Their Workforce – 4.5.17 South Dakota Public Broadcasting Radio: Innovation – Jan. 13, 2017 Dr. James Rice talks on how South Dakota’s research infrastructure allows for federal funding. He also talked about the state Science and Technology plan. Dr. Rice is the Executive Director of EPSCoR. Dr. Mel Ustad discusses…

Rapid City, SD – A unique collaboration between South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSMT) researchers, the South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development and the Army Research Lab has resulted in a technology-driven manufacturing process that is changing the way metals are repaired and maintained. VRC Metal Systems was founded in 2013 by Rob Hrabe and Christian Widener after obtaining an exclusive license for the commercialization of a patent-pending innovation for a hand-held, high-pressure cold spray system. Located in Rapid City, VRC currently has 36 employees and is actively hiring additional staff with the goal of reaching 50…

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