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SD EPSCoR High School Science Lab Makeover and School Challenge Competition awards improve South Dakota schools’ educational resources Outcome: SD EPSCoR is strengthening STEM education in rural and tribal schools across South Dakota by creating a state science fair network that provides hands-on, problem solving research experiences for secondary school students. Impact/Benefits:  SD EPSCoR is providing expanded opportunities for state high school students by creating the infrastructure to allow for increased participation. Examples of the infrastructure investments are registration web pages and an online registration database to accommodate the growing number of students participating in the state’s four regional science…

Outcome: SD EPSCoR is helping to build a network between South Dakota’s American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) student chapters to strategize on ways to increase retention and graduation of American Indian students.   Impact/Benefits:  AISES chapters across the state came together as part of SD EPSCoR’s diversity efforts to build a pipeline of diverse students to enter STEM fields. The effort is designed to increase American Indian student success and encourage undergraduate research and professional development. The statewide meeting focused on key obstacles that American Indian students face when they enter college and the retention of students in…

Sixty-four high school and middle school students increased their interest and understanding of a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) degree and a STEM career after attending a workshop hosted by SD EPSCoR at South Dakota State University (SDSU) in Brookings, S.D., March 10, 2015.

The South Dakota Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduates Program (SD GEAR UP) hosted a four-week summer camp in June 2013 at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSM&T) in Rapid City, S.D.  The summer camp used a teaching module based program using submarines as a platform to teach science engineering concepts to students from underrepresented groups.

Quick response (QR) codes are becoming ubiquitous. When read by a cellphone, these small squares of black square dots provide additional details on a product, service or activity. Now, a team of scientists from two South Dakota universities has developed an ink from unique nanoparticles to print covert QR codes.

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