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–FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE– Brookings, SD — From biopharmaceutical companies that are leading the fight against disease to industry-leading electronics companies that light venues throughout world, South Dakota is home to hundreds of science and technology businesses thanks to a unique partnership of state government, higher education and the private sector. The result of this partnership was the South Dakota Science and Technology (S&T) plan, first created in 2010 at the request of Governor Mike Rounds. In 2013 Governor Dennis Daugaard tasked the SD EPSCoR Advisory Committee to update the plan to help guide and focus infrastructure development investments, as well…

$4.6 Million NSF Grant Will Help Missouri-Led Team Study Grafting as a Way to Adapt Crops to Climate Change Press Release by Saint Louis University ST. LOUIS (Oct. 5, 2016) — Saint Louis University has been awarded a $4.6 million grant by the National Science Foundation to lead a Missouri-based team of researchers in understanding how root systems of grapevines affect the vine’s stems, leaves and fruits — the parts of perennial plants used most commonly in food production. The five-year project will be led by Saint Louis University professor, Allison Miller, Ph.D. Miller, an evolutionary biologist specializing in perennial…

University of South Dakota awards Hongli Sun, Ph.D. with Research Excellence  Published by: Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan VERMILLION — The University of South Dakota has awarded grants for outstanding research to three biomedical faculty members who were chosen by external reviewers for their research accomplishments, publications and grant success. The 2016 award recipients, who receive a $3,000 grant and a plaque: President’s Award for Research Excellence, New-Mid Career Faculty: Hongli Sun, Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of biomedical engineering. Sun’s research is focused on developing novel nano-biomaterials-based strategies for bone repair. As a junior faculty, Sun has authored…

SD EPSCoR and The Division of Career and Technical Education are now accepting grant applications!  SD EPSCoR – Education /Workforce Development is looking for innovators in the area of CTE that would like to create, improve, or innovate a program that allows students to explore STEM related disciplines.  At least $170,000 will be granted to schools this December.  Grant awards will cap at $30,000 each.  Please read on to learn more and find out how you can apply! What is EPSCoR?   The Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research was established by the National Science Foundation to strengthen research and education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics…

Sustainable socio-economic, ecological, and technological scenarios for achieving global climate stabilization through negative CO2 emission policies This NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaboration (RII Track-2 FEC) award is a collaboration among three institutions in Montana, Wyoming, and South Dakota including Montana State University (MSU), University of Wyoming (UW) and University of South Dakota (USD).This project establishes a coalition to examine the consequences of an economy based on bioenergy and “carbon capture and sequestration” (the process of capturing waste carbon dioxide from power plants and at other sites so the greenhouse gas is kept out of the atmosphere)…

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