State Capitol Hosts Student Researchers March 3
South Dakota colleges and universities sent 15 outstanding student researchers to the State Capitol to share their research work with lawmakers and the public.
The 2021 Student Research Poster Session ran 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. CST Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in the State Capitol Rotunda in Pierre, South Dakota. The public was invited to attend.
Students (back row, left to right): Dylan McMahon (SDSU), Javi Adividya (SDSU), Sajan Karki (SDSU), Parker Heger (NSU), Leon Leader Charge (SD EPSCoR) and (front row, left to right): Jennifer Giles (DSU), Jason Becker (AU-SD BRIN), Ellie Holmes (AU-SD BRIN), Morgan Eikanger (USD), Nathan de la Montanya (BHSU), Tim Hartman (USD).
These 15 student researchers represent students statewide who conduct research in a variety of disciplines. Now in its 24th year, the event showcases research and creative activities of undergraduate students, as well as highlights successful faculty research and commercialization efforts. The session is organized by the South Dakota Board of Regents and SD EPSCoR (South Dakota’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research).
Students competitively chosen to participate in Wednesday’s event are:
- Nathan de la Montanya of Sioux Falls, representing Black Hills State University
- Jennifer Giles of Madison, representing Dakota State University
- Parker Heger of Underwood, North Dakota, representing Northern State University
- Kate Schumann of Litchfield, Minnesota, representing South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
- Matthew Dentlinger of Arcadia, Iowa; Sajan Karki of Pokhara, Nepal; Dylan McMahon of Watertown; Gabriel Peters of Sioux Falls; and Javi Adividya of Bogor, Indonesia; representing South Dakota State University
- Morgan Eikanger of New Ulm, Minnesota; and Tim Hartman of Sioux Falls; representing the University of South Dakota
- Leon Leader Charge of Parmelee, representing SD EPSCoR
- Jason Becker of Hartington, Nebraska; Ellie Holmes of Brandon; and Logan Stacey of Watertown; representing Augustana University and South Dakota’s Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (SD BRIN)