SD EPSCoR hosted more than 180 students from public, private and tribal colleges and universities at the fourth annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on August 3, 2017. The symposium provided undergraduate students real-life experience presenting their research to the public, networking with other students, faculty and industry experts to learn more about further education and employment opportunities following graduation. Event Booklet GRFP Presentation by Dr. Giselle Muller Parker The Ins and Outs of Medical/ Health Professional Schools Presentation Event Photos Click here to see resources from past events.

NSF EPSCoR is hosting webinars for those interested in learning more about the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Please join us for one of these informative sessions by clicking a link in the table below and calling in. Please also forward this onto to any senior undergraduate students who you think might be interested. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program provides a prestigious award that supports research-oriented students in a wide range of STEM and social science fields during graduate school. This webinar will provide an overview of the GRFP and program updates for the FY 2018 competition (incl.…

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program has announced the recipients of its FY17 Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-2 awards. The RII Track-2 program is intended to build national research strengths in targeted focus areas by catalyzing collaborations across institutions in two or more EPSCoR jurisdictions. Dr. Rajesh Sani, a microbiologist and associate professor in the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, has been awarded one of these projects. He will lead a consortium of experts from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Montana State University and the University of Oklahoma.…

A South Dakota research group has been selected to receive a NASA EPSCoR (Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) major research grant in the amount of $750,000. The project entitled, Wireless Body Area Network in Space: Development of Wireless Health Monitoring System with Flexible and Wearable Sensors is a joint effort between researchers from South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (SDSM&T), South Dakota State University (SDSU), University of South Dakota (USD) and collaborators at four NASA research centers. The proposed outcome of the research is to enable a wireless network system for real-time and multi-dimensional monitoring of the physiological parameters…

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