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…

Registration is open! 2017 Graduate Women in Science National Conference Sioux Falls, SD, June 15th-17th Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) is an organization that connects, leads, and empowers women in science. Since the first chapter was established in 1921, GWIS has grown to reach women across the United States and the globe. Join us for the 2017 GWIS National Meeting “The 21st Century Scientist: Skills for Success” The local GWIS chapter, GWIS Eastern South Dakota, is honored to host the 2017 GWIS National Conference in Sioux Falls, SD, June 15th-17th. This year’s GWIS National Conference, “The 21st Century Scientist: Skills for Success” will teach…

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