Research Symposium Registration Now Open
SD EPSCoR will host a free research symposium to highlight undergraduate research in South Dakota.
Undergraduate STEM students, faculty and industry experts from institutions across the state will gather in person on Thursday, July 28, at Club 71 on the South Dakota State University campus, to participate in the ninth annual SD EPSCoR Undergraduate Research Symposium.
The symposium will bring together undergraduate students involved in the NSF EPSCoR RII Track-1 project and the undergraduate students representing South Dakota’s public, private and tribal universities who are participating in the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) summer research program.
- Agenda — The agenda is tentative and subject to change (last updated July 21, 2022; refresh your browser on the .pdf).
- Wednesday Tours — begins at 4 p.m. Please complete our poll on which tour you plan to attend.
- Booklet with schedule for posters, with the “a” or “p” (for a.m. and p.m.) after the poster number.
- Student Registration — When students register, they will rank the three organizations (local companies and grad schools) that they would like to learn more about and will be placed during lunch with a representative from the organization.
- Student Abstract Form — View the requirements, below. Please upload your abstract by Monday, July 18.
- Audience Registration — for non-student attendees.
Requirements for Abstracts
- 300 words or fewer
- Contain the context and background information necessary to frame your research.
- Explain the goals of your research. Tell the audience why it is important and relevant.
- Briefly describe the research methods used.
- Add a description of your results along with any relevant data that your audience needs.
- End with a summary of the implications of the study.
Easels and poster boards will be provided for posters. To ensure your poster fits on our boards, please limit poster size to 3’ x 4’ (36” x 48”), landscape orientation. You must print and bring your poster with you.
The symposium was first established in 2014 to bring together undergraduate students across the state to gain real-life research experience, strengthen their skill-sets, network and learn more about South Dakota graduate programs.