More than 700 students from across western South Dakota traveled to Rapid City, South Dakota Tuesday, March 28 to compete in the 62nd Annual High Plains Regional Science and Engineering Fair (HPRSEF), hosted by South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (SDSM&T) on the SDSMT 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 25 schools in grades 6-12. The HPRSEF saw an increase in…

Aberdeen, S.D. — Students from across northern South Dakota gathered in Aberdeen, South Dakota Thursday, March 23, 2017 to showcase their student research projects in the 34th Annual Northern South Dakota Science and Mathematics (NSDSMF) hosted by Northern State 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 more than 230 students in grades 6-12. The NSDSMF also included 48 volunteer judges to evaluate 191…

Martin, SD. — Students from Bennett County School District gathered at the Activity Center in Martin, South Dakota on Friday, March 24, 2017 to showcase their research projects in the first Annual South Dakota Southwestern Counties Science Fair. 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 30 student research projects, representing approximately 58 students in grades 6-12 in two categories; Biology and Physical Sciences. 8th grade students Hunter…

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.…

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