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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.…

SIOUX FALLS, SD – You hear a lot about the importance of science and math education in our schools to help prepare the workforce of the future. This week on Inside KELOLAND we’re focusing on science and a large grant from the National Science Foundation heading to South Dakota to help grow science and technology opportunities. Watch the full video at KELOLAND News.

Undergraduate students participating in the Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) programs at South Dakota’s public, private, and tribal universities gathered in Pierre, S.D. July 25 to present their summer research at the South Dakota Undergraduate Research Symposium. The REU program, established by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 1986, offers undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in a ten-week research experience where they conduct research alongside university faculty. More than 100 undergraduate and two high school students from South Dakota public, private and tribal colleges and universities participating in the REU program presented at the symposium. This year’s symposium was…

The National Science Foundation has awarded a five-year $20 million Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-1 grant to the South Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (SD EPSCoR). The award will bolster South Dakota’s academic research infrastructure, improve education opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and drive economic and workforce development. SD EPSCoR Project Director Jim Rice says research in STEM-related fields is important for three reasons. “First, the research that takes place in state universities generates new ideas,” said Rice. “Second, because these ideas are critical to our future well-being, they are competitive for federal grants that…

[news-link link=”http://www.capjournal.com/news/ungergrads-experience-science/article_ad7246ec-1606-11e4-b670-0019bb2963f4.html”] Most of the presentation titles were nearly unreadable to the layman, but one didn’t have to read the posters to get the sense that some serious science – mixed with a dash of nervousness – was in the air. More than 100 undergraduate students from institutions of higher education across South Dakota and the nation gathered at a symposium, held Friday at the Best Western Ramokota Hotel in Pierre, to demonstrate their findings from a summer’s worth of research.

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