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.

SD EPSCoR Impacts for the Week of April 10, 2017 Intel ISEF Educator Academy– 5 high school and middle schools science teachers from rural and triple schools across South Dakota have been selected to participate in the 2017 Intel Educator Academy taking place during the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair May 15-18 in Los Angeles, California. The teachers will have an opportunity to network with educators and thought leaders across the globe as they learn more about science inquiry and the importance of science fairs to STEM learning experiences.  SD Education Portal – SD EPSCoR will begin development of the new teacher education portal this month…

SD EPSCoR Impacts for the Week of April 3, 2017 Science Fair Coverage – SD EPSCoR saw earned media science fair coverage from more than 10 print/online news publications across the state and one digital publication, reaching more than 37,000 South Dakotan’s in print distribution. The releases were distributed from the SD EPSCoR office and focused on highlighting science award recipients and SD EPSCoR’s commitment to building the human infrastructure that is necessary to drive South Dakota STEM-based economic development, through strengthening rural science fair programs. “Dakota Seeds Provides Internship Funding Helps South Dakota Businesses Grow Their Workforce” – was distributed to SD media contacts April 5. The article is part of the…

Article by: Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan Andes Central science teacher Kristen Maynard will no longer need to cover science fair expenses with her own money. Meanwhile, Avon science teacher Paul Kuhlman can buy additional equipment without going to his school board or seeking donations. And Elk Point-Jefferson science teachers Karlene Stabe and Melanie Norris can purchase items allowing students to perform experiments not now possible. The three school districts can upgrade their science departments after winning more than a combined $12,000 through the SD EPSCoR and Fisher Science High School Lab Make-Over Awards. Andes Central and Elk Point-Jefferson each received…

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…

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