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.

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…

The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2017 Solicitation 1.  Applications are due 5:00 pm ET on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.  The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months, with a goal to prepare graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE/Office of Science mission. The SCGSR program is open to current Ph.D.…

Mitchell, SD — Students from across south central South Dakota and north central Nebraska traveled to Mitchell, South Dakota Tuesday, March 21 to compete in the South Central South Dakota Science and Engineering Fair (SCSDSEF), hosted by Dakota Wesleyan 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 11 schools in grades 6-12. “Science fairs taught me to think creatively and analytically,” said fair judge…

2020 Vision: South Dakota Science & Innovation Strategy Marketing Campaign Update: March press release “SD Science & Technology industries paving the ways to economic growth” was distributed 3.8, has received 356 online hits, and was published on the online Rapid City Journal-Butte County Post and in the SD EPSCoR newsletter. Science & Technology Impacts infographic map was finalized, posted on sdepscor.org and distributed to state legislators and REACH committee members. It was promoted via a social media campaign with a goal to increase visibility of the S&T plan and visually depict the footprint of science and technology industries to workforce development. The South Dakota Science & Technology Plan billboard campaign is currently running…

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