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An experienced and skilled workforce is a critical element in ensuring the success of new, start-up businesses. Bridging the gap between workforce supply and industry demand has for years, been an ongoing challenge. The 2020 Vision: The South Dakota Science and Technology (S&T) plan addresses this need through a unique strategic initiative; the Dakota Seeds Program, a program that assists South Dakota businesses in funding internships to build, nurture and retain the state’s young talent following college graduation. Established in 2008 as a partnership between the South Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (SD EPSCoR) and the Governor’s Office…

More than 700 students from across western South Dakota traveled to Rapid City, South Dakota Tuesday, March 28 to compete in the 62nd Annual High Plains Regional Science and Engineering Fair (HPRSEF), hosted by South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (SDSM&T) on the SDSMT campus. A science fair research project is a capstone learning activity that helps students understand and apply the scientific method, develop their problem-solving skills and serve as the basis for exploring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers. The fair showcased research projects from 25 schools in grades 6-12. The HPRSEF saw an increase in…

Aberdeen, S.D. — Students from across northern South Dakota gathered in Aberdeen, South Dakota Thursday, March 23, 2017 to showcase their student research projects in the 34th Annual Northern South Dakota Science and Mathematics (NSDSMF) hosted by Northern State University. A science fair research project is a capstone learning activity that helps students understand and apply the scientific method, develop their problem-solving skills and serve as the basis for exploring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers. The fair showcased research projects from more than 230 students in grades 6-12. The NSDSMF also included 48 volunteer judges to evaluate 191…

Martin, SD. — Students from Bennett County School District gathered at the Activity Center in Martin, South Dakota on Friday, March 24, 2017 to showcase their research projects in the first Annual South Dakota Southwestern Counties Science Fair. A science fair research project is a capstone learning activity that helps students understand and apply the scientific method, develop their problem-solving skills and serve as the basis for exploring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers. The fair showcased 30 student research projects, representing approximately 58 students in grades 6-12 in two categories; Biology and Physical Sciences. 8th grade students Hunter…

Brookings, SD — More than 450 students from across South Dakota and northwest Iowa traveled to Brookings, South Dakota Tuesday, March 21 to compete in the 63rd Annual Eastern South Dakota Science and Engineering Fair (ESDEF), hosted by South Dakota State University (SDSU) in the Stanley J. Marshall Center on the SDSU campus. A science fair research project is a capstone learning activity that helps students understand and apply the scientific method, develop their problem-solving skills and serve as the basis for exploring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers. The fair showcased research projects from 11 schools in grades…

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