Browsing: Participant Spotlights

State AISES chapters collaborate on student retention and graduation in STEM-based fields

September 22, 2016   |   Category: Participant Spotlights

Outcome: SD EPSCoR is helping to build a network between South Dakota’s American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) student chapters to strategize on ways to increase retention and graduation of American Indian students.   […]

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High school and middle school students participate in “Beyond Crude Oil” workshop

May 26, 2015   |   Category: Participant Spotlights

Sixty-four high school and middle school students increased their interest and understanding of a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) degree and a STEM career after attending a workshop hosted by SD EPSCoR at South Dakota State University (SDSU) in Brookings, S.D., March 10, 2015.

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Submarines help students learn science and engineering

January 22, 2014   |   Category: Participant Spotlights

The South Dakota Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduates Program (SD GEAR UP) hosted a four-week summer camp in June 2013 at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSM&T) in Rapid City, […]

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Quick Codes Go Undercover

August 21, 2013   |   Category: Participant Spotlights

Quick response (QR) codes are becoming ubiquitous. When read by a cellphone, these small squares of black square dots provide additional details on a product, service or activity. Now, a team of scientists from two […]

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Engineering Activities Help to Connect K-12 Students with Complex Science

August 20, 2013   |   Category: Participant Spotlights

Hands-on engineering activities are being developed and tested that showcase how the Sanford Underground Research Facility operates. While much of the scientific research of the underground lab in Lead, South Dakota is quite esoteric and […]

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Oglala Lakota College’s 3rd Annual Math Camp

May 24, 2013   |   Category: Participant Spotlights

Approximately 50 students took part in Oglala Lakota College’s Math Camp held at Pejuta Haka College Center in Kyle, SD in August 2011. OLC’s Math & Science department hosted the third annual event open to […]

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Direct Write Printing of Silver Nanoparticle Impregnated Polymer Matrices

January 24, 2013   |   Category: Participant Spotlights

Outcome/Impact/benefits: This research has focused on the development and direct write printing of thin polymer films impregnated with silver and upconverting nanoparticles. Such thin polymer films could be used for luminescent solar concentrators, as well […]

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