SD EPSCoR Impacts
SD EPSCoR Impacts for the Week of October 11, 2018:
Being able to look at how genes are expressed in each cell type within tissue may help scientists unravel how diseases, such as cancer, progress and how they evade treatment. South Dakota State University Assistant Professor Qin Ma leads a multi-institutional team of researchers who will develop a computational model that tracks how genes are expressed in specific cell types through a four-year, $1.04 million National Institutes of Health Research Project grant. Each year four doctoral students will also work on the project, which is administered through the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.
Nominations for the 2018-2019 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are now open. The awards are the highest honors bestowed by the United States government specifically for K-12 mathematics and science (including computer science) teaching. Established by Congress in 1983, the President may recognize up to 108 exemplary teachers each year.