BROOKINGS, S.D. — Students, faculty and industry experts from institutions across the state gathered in Pierre, South Dakota July 31 – Aug. 1 to participate in the SD EPSCoR program’s third annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. The symposium showcased summer research projects from more than 151 undergraduate students representing South Dakota’s public, private and tribal universities who participated in the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) and the Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (BRIN) summer research programs. The symposium was first established in 2014 to bring together undergraduate students across the state to gain real-life research…

2016 SBIR Road Tour will bring representatives from 15 federal agencies to Sioux Falls to provide overviews of their SBIR & STTR programs and to meet 1-on-1 with interested inventors and tech-based companies.

BROOKINGS, S.D. – July 25, 2016 – The South Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (SD EPSCoR) is scheduled to host the third annual Undergraduate Research Symposium Sunday July 31 and Monday August 1, 2016 at the Ramkota RiverCentre Conference Center in Pierre. More than 150 undergraduate students from South Dakota’s public, private and tribal universities who participated in the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) and the Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (BRIN) undergraduate summer research programs will present at Monday’s symposium. Those attending the symposium include researchers, students, government partners and South Dakota graduate school recruiters. The general public is welcome to…

In nsfpartnership with the Education and Human Resources Directorate, EPSCoR is hosting a webinar on Monday, August 29, 2pm (ET) for all those interested in learning more about the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Download the webinar instructions here.

N THE NEWS: South Dakota’s Science and Technology Plan Positions the State Towards Economic Growth South Dakota College Towns Experience Economic Growth as a Result of Research Infrastructure Investments South Dakota Public Broadcasting Radio: Innovation – Jan. 13, 2017 Dr. James Rice talks on how South Dakota’s research infrastructure allows for federal funding. He also talked about the state Science and Technology plan. Dr. Rice is the Executive Director of EPSCoR. Dr. Mel Ustad discusses the programs in place to help science and technology  companies grow in South Dakota. Ustad is the Director of Commercialization at the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.  

Program Description The Marshall Faculty Fellowship program is a residential research experience. Fellows are required to conduct their research, during the ten-week program, on-site at the Marshall Space Flight Center. Participants cannot receive remuneration from other entities or other programs or other university or government sources during the Faculty Fellowship 10-week period. An oral presentation by the Fellow to the Marshall group with which s/he has been affiliated is required, near the end of the fellowship period. A written final report is required at the end of the Fellowship. A written evaluation of the program by the Fellow is expected at the end of…

The South Dakota Board of Regents will again sponsor the Competitive Research Grant Program as one of several initiatives designed to strengthen South Dakota’s research competitiveness. Originated in 2005 (formally known as the Individual Seed Grant Program), this program seeks to fulfill South Dakota’s goal for becoming a recognized leader in research and technology development. The successful expansion of the Governor Research Centers and Ph.D. programs within the Regental system has resulted in the successful growth of research awards and expenditures. In line with these initiatives, the Competitive Research Grant Program is oriented toward increasing research expectations and opportunities for…

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