[news-link link=”http://www.capjournal.com/news/ungergrads-experience-science/article_ad7246ec-1606-11e4-b670-0019bb2963f4.html”] Most of the presentation titles were nearly unreadable to the layman, but one didn’t have to read the posters to get the sense that some serious science – mixed with a dash of nervousness – was in the air. More than 100 undergraduate students from institutions of higher education across South Dakota and the nation gathered at a symposium, held Friday at the Best Western Ramokota Hotel in Pierre, to demonstrate their findings from a summer’s worth of research.

Two teams from South Dakota high schools competed in the 2014 VEX Robotics World Championship April 23-26 in Anaheim, Calif. Teams from Harrisburg High School and the Sioux Falls Career and Technical Education (CTE) Academy qualified to compete in the world championship after winning awards at the South Dakota State VEX Robotics Competition. Each year the VEX Robotics Game Design Committee creates an engineering challenge game where students build robots designed to earn the most possible points. This year’s game was called “Toss Up.” The game consisted of 28 large and small balls on a 12-foot by 12-foot field. The…

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Sanford Health hosted the 3rd annual “It’s All About Science” Festival June 14 at the Sanford Research Center in Sioux Falls, S.D., to encourage children to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers using interactive science experiments. Approximately 3,500 children from the surrounding area attended the all-day festival promoting STEM education with more than 50 hands-on activities, demonstrations, and exhibits.

SIOUX FALLS, SD – There is a need for workers in STEM, or science technology, engineering, and mathematics in South Dakota. That’s why Dakota science-based organizations are looking to promote education in this field. Organizations that are looking to fill jobs in the science market aren’t just looking at the current group of eager workers, but also making a new group for the future. Over 5,000 people piled into the Sanford Research Building for the 3rd annual It’s All About Science Festival. Everyone took something different out of the event, and while it was a fun time learning about science, the…

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