SIOUX FALLS, SD–(Marketwired – Sep 9, 2015) – MitoGenetics, a biomedical technology firm with strong South Dakota roots, is partnering with BioSNTR (pronounced bio-“center”) to help bridge the gap that currently exists between the worlds of academia and scientific research. BioSNTR is a statewide collaborative research endeavor with participants from the South Dakota Board of Regents institutions and private colleges. Joining this effort, the research staff at MitoGenetics will be conducting a seminar on Thursday, September 10, from 4-5PM at the USD Discovery District. The seminar will be broadcast to students and faculty across the state.

More than 150 undergraduate students participating in summer research at South Dakota public, private, and tribal colleges and universities presented their findings at SD EPSCoR’s second annual Undergraduate Research Symposium July 30, 2015, at the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center in Pierre, S.D. The purpose of the symposium was to provide undergraduate students experience presenting research to the public, network with other students and faculty, and connect with and learn about South Dakota graduate schools. Victoria Biach, a junior biology and chemistry major at Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D., presented her poster titled “Structural Identification of Natural Organic Matter.”…

BROOKINGS, S.D. – The South Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (SD EPSCoR) is scheduled to host the second annual Undergraduate Research Symposium at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center July 30 in Pierre, S.D. More than two hundred undergraduate students from South Dakota’s public, private and tribal universities who participated in a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) summer research program are to present their findings at the symposium. Those attending the symposium include researchers, students, government partners and South Dakota graduate school recruiters. REU programs are awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support active…

Sixty-four high school and middle school students increased their interest and understanding of a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) degree and a STEM career after attending a workshop hosted by SD EPSCoR at South Dakota State University (SDSU) in Brookings, S.D., March 10, 2015.

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