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SD Research Programs To Get $30 Million In Funding

August 5, 2014, 1:00 PM by Angela Kennecke

SD Research Programs To Get $30 Million In Funding
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

A South Dakota program is getting $30 million to promote research in the state. 

The South Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (SD EPSCoR) will get a $20 million National Science Foundation grant and the state will kick in another $10 million to fund the project.

The money will be used to enhance South Dakota's academic research infrastructure at both the state's public and private high education institutions. That includes hiring new faculty members and a new doctorate program in biochemistry, as well as expanding other related programs. The funds will also be used in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, education for grades K-12.

The idea is to train students at every level for future jobs in science and technology, especially biology. 

"The biology component was selected largely due to the strength of what's going on at Avera and Sanford, their research activities as well as some of the plant and animal biology activities that are going on within industry," Mel Ustad, Director of Commercialization with the Governor's Office of Economic Development, said.

The program will also focus on creating partnerships between higher education, state government and private businesses to continue to grow technology-based companies in the state.  The National Science Foundation will award South Dakota the money over a five year period.

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