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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…

South Dakota NASA EPSCoR is eligible each year for competitive research awards from NASA, providing $750,000 over a three-year period. SD NASA EPSCoR research teams have received 10 of these awards since 2007 totaling in $7.5 million. David Salem, Director of the Composites and Polymer Engineering Laboratory at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, has received funding through NASA EPSCoR for a project titled “Structural Thermal Insulation Composites.” The project, led by SDSMT in collaboration with the University of South Dakota in Vermillion and the NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Materials Science Division, is to develop lightweight, structural…

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has awarded the South Dakota NASA EPSCoR program a $750,000 award to develop materials to be used in the future exploration of other planets. The goal of the project, titled “Development of Direct-Write Materials, and Electronic and Electromagnetic Devices for NASA Printable Spacecraft,” is to develop the necessary research base that will enable printable spacecraft to become a reality. “NASA reviewers described the proposed research as unique and innovative, and aimed at solving a critical problem for NASA,” said Ed Duke, director of the SD NASA EPSCoR program. The research team was originally…

SIOUX FALLS, SD–(Marketwired – Sep 9, 2015) – MitoGenetics, a biomedical technology firm with strong South Dakota roots, is partnering with BioSNTR (pronounced bio-“center”) to help bridge the gap that currently exists between the worlds of academia and scientific research. BioSNTR is a statewide collaborative research endeavor with participants from the South Dakota Board of Regents institutions and private colleges. Joining this effort, the research staff at MitoGenetics will be conducting a seminar on Thursday, September 10, from 4-5PM at the USD Discovery District. The seminar will be broadcast to students and faculty across the state.

More than 150 undergraduate students participating in summer research at South Dakota public, private, and tribal colleges and universities presented their findings at SD EPSCoR’s second annual Undergraduate Research Symposium July 30, 2015, at the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center in Pierre, S.D. The purpose of the symposium was to provide undergraduate students experience presenting research to the public, network with other students and faculty, and connect with and learn about South Dakota graduate schools. Victoria Biach, a junior biology and chemistry major at Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D., presented her poster titled “Structural Identification of Natural Organic Matter.”…