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Excerpt from the ARGUS LEADER – Four South Dakota colleges received grants for research to help further economic development in the state. The South Dakota Board of Regents announced Tuesday that a total of $712,000 was distributed between four schools. Dakota State University received $191,600 for an unclassified research lab to develop and strengthen the college’s relationship with the National Security Agency. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology received $200,000 for projects to strengthen the school’s research infrastructure, including advancing research at the Sanford Underground Research Facility. South Dakota State University received $200,000 to support collaboration with Sanford Health, specifically on Sanford’s…

On February 26, 2016, twenty American Indian students and chapter advisors from five of the state university’s American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) chapters came together as part of SD EPSCoR diversity efforts to strategize ways to increase the retention and graduation of American Indian students.  This one day session focused on key obstacles that American Indian students face when they enter college.  The group as a whole shared successes that they have had in an effort to put forth a list of recommendations that can be adopted by all South Dakota universities and colleges.

Faculty members at Dakota State University participated in computer science education in their community by supporting an outreach program called “Hour of Code” December 7-8. The Hour of Code event is a one-hour introduction to computer science designed to show that anyone can learn the basics of programming. It is run by Code.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding computer science. Jennifer Nash and Rob Honomichl participated in the two-day event at Madison Elementary School (MES). They attended multiple classes to talk about the possibilities of careers in computer science and assisted students if they needed help. Nash, who is…

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.

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Sept. 18, 2014 – South Dakota State University is encouraging all South Dakota college students to participate in the university’s upcoming student app development contest. Sponsored by Vision Brookings, with $5,000 in prize money awarded to the winners, the contest will provide college students an opportunity to showcase their technical, entrepreneurial and innovative skills. Students are invited to submit their independently developed mobile app for consideration. The app will be judged on the quality of the idea, its implementation and overall effectiveness. Teams must have at least one member enrolled in a South Dakota college or university.…