Science Fairs

Providing K-12 STEM experiences through science fairs

SD EPSCoR is strengthening its work with STEM education in K-12 classrooms in South Dakota’s rural and tribal schools by establishing a network among the state’s four regional science fairs and South Dakota Junior Academy of Science (SDJAS). The infrastructure investments that are being made will contribute to hands-on, inquiry-based problem solving research experiences for students and provide them with an opportunity to apply what they’ve learned.

A science fair research project is a cornerstone activity that helps students understand and apply the scientific method, develop their problem-solving skills, and serve as the basis for exploring STEM careers.

The goals of expanding the participation of South Dakota’s schools and their students in the state science fair program are to ensure there will be a strong STEM workforce. Science fairs build a pathway to STEM careers for South Dakota’s future leaders.

RESEARCH: An Essential Activity in STEM Education

South Dakota Regional Science Fair Locations:

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2017 Regional Science Fair Dates:

  • MARCH 8, 2017
    Sisseton Wahpeton College Science Fair (Pre-Regional Fair)
    SISSETON WAHPETON COLLEGE AUDITORIUM 
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  • MARCH 21, 2017
    Eastern South Dakota Science and Engineering Fair
    SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
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  • MARCH 21, 2017
    South Central South Dakota Science and Engineering Fair
    DAKOTA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY
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  • MARCH 23, 2017
    Northern South Dakota Science and Math Fair
    NORTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY
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  • MARCH 24, 2017
    South Dakota Southwestern Counties Science fair (Pre-Regional Fair)
    BENNETT COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
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  • MARCH 28, 2017
    High Plains Regional Science and Engineering Fair
    SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES & TECHNOLOGY
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