2024 SD Student Research Poster Session

Posted on: February 23, 2024   |   Categories: Announcements, News & Updates
2023 Poster Session

Pictured: Students from the 2023 session (back row, left to right): Hugo Morvan (USD), Benjamin Bowman (DSU), Megan Fastenau (NSU), Jay Holm (SDSU), Hunter Shanks (SD BRIN) and (front row, left to right): Matthew Cole (SD EPSCoR), Talia DeWitte (USD), Xio Robinson (BHSU), Madison Fitch (SDSU), John Barbour (South Dakota Mines).

The South Dakota Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (SD EPSCoR) and South Dakota Board of Regents (SDBOR) are proud to co-sponsor the 2024 South Dakota Student Research Poster Session in the Rotunda of the State Capitol on Thursday, February 29, 2024. This annual event, now in its 27th year, showcases the cutting-edge research happening in South Dakota higher education. The undergraduate projects on display include student research in a variety of disciplines. This work speaks to the creativity and industriousness of our students and their desire to pursue a challenging education. Research involvement requires initiative that goes well beyond that of the regular classroom and develops problem-solving skills and specialized expertise. Students who have been actively involved in research make more productive professionals and more active citizens, regardless of their career choice. 

This year, ten undergraduate students from the six regental institutions and tribal colleges are being honored in Pierre, SD with this special opportunity. These students are supported by SD EPSCoR, South Dakota Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (SD BRIN), and their own institutions. Their displays highlight the state’s investments in research, as well as research collaborations among institutions.

It is important for the public and our state policymakers to witness first-hand the outcomes of an enhanced research culture within our educational systems. This event, which brings students and legislators together with the public is a positive step toward achieving the interactions needed to ensure robust research in higher education for South Dakota. 

Contact for questions regarding this event on February 29, 2024.