Education & Outreach

Provide Education Opportunities for K-12, Undergraduate & Graduate Students

SD EPSCoR promotes and supports educators, research faculty, and programs in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

  • Advances in science and engineering are essential for ensuring America’s economic growth and national security. During the next decade, U.S. demand for scientists and engineers is expected to increase at four times the rate for all other occupations. Today’s high school students overall are not performing well in math and science, and fewer of them are pursuing degrees in technical fields.
  • Outreach and informal science education activities engage more than 35,000 SD residents per year.