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SD EPSCoR Track-1 Planning Kickoff Session
South Dakota EPSCoR will be conducting a meeting to initiate planning for South Dakota’s next NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-1 proposal, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the SDSU Foundation Jerome J. Lohr Building (815 Medary Ave.) on the SDSU campus in Brookings.
Attendance in person is preferred, but a Zoom option is offered and registrants will be sent the Zoom link the week prior to the workshop.
The meeting is being held in conjunction with the South Dakota Biotech Summit on Tuesday, Oct. 11, in Brookings. The focus of the Summit and the NSF Track-1 proposal is on using Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning to aid research with a focus on reducing the carbon footprint.
View the agenda. Objectives are to aid in the reduction of carbon utilization of the state’s agriculture and related sectors through advances in research and artificial intelligence; strengthening the STEM workforce and industrial base; educational and outreach activities within our institutions of higher education, business, rural and tribal communities.
Register for this planning kickoff session. Please register by Wednesday, Oct. 5.
South Dakota EPSCoR will cover the costs for faculty, researchers and students to attend the SD Biotech Summit and travel expenses for eligible participants.*
- University-affiliated participants can register for no charge at the SD Biotech Summit website by using the promo code: SDEPSCOR
- A block of rooms at state rates has been reserved at the Comfort Suites University in Brookings (you’ll need to phone them and request the EPSCoR block to get the state rate). There are other hotels in Brookings that offer state rates and you can chose to stay at those, but make sure you get the state rate.
- Once you register and get your hotel, please send Marcy Olsen (Marcy.Olsen@sdbor.edu) an email with the information and she can provide you with the account to charge a state vehicle. For travel reimbursements, please email her after the event is over indicating that you wish to claim travel expenses and she will contact you to begin the process. If you had lodging, please email her your hotel receipts for reimbursement. For any travel questions, please contact Marcy Olsen.
*Faculty, researchers and student participants from South Dakota institutions are eligible to have state per diem costs covered by SD EPSCoR.