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South Dakota: Award Highlights

See what exciting research and education has been funded by NSF in each state or U.S. territory.  Award Highlights provide a snapshot about select NSF awards and their impacts.

15 Award Highlights found :: South Dakota

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the structure of a qr code antenna

QR code antennas supply wireless security protection

Design thwarts counterfeiting...

Research Areas: Computing

students race their submarines during a 'gear up' summer camp

Teaching science and engineering concepts with submarines

Course culminates with submersible vehicle design challenge ...

Research Areas: Education

u.s.s. arizona memorial, pearl harbor, hawaii

Preserving a World War II landmark

Steel study part of Pearl Harbor preservation effort...

Research Areas: Chemistry & Materials

math camp students learned about fractals, algebra and engineering concepts

Math Opportunities for Lakota Students

Math camp at Pine Ridge reservation's Oglala Lakota College encourages STEM participation...

Research Areas: Education

printed silver layer on a silicon surface

Gently Measuring the Line

Non-destructive testing of printed electronics gives green light to advanced displays...

Research Areas: Engineering

quick response code illuminated with a laser reveals secret information

Quick Codes Go Undercover

Specialized inks create new breed of covert quick response codes...

Research Areas: Nanoscience, Chemistry & Materials

materials interacting with light in a jar

Mesoporous Material Transforms Solar Energy Into Fuel

Material generates hydrogen from water using sunlight....

Research Areas: Chemistry & Materials, Earth & Environment

mountains in Badlands National Park

Managing Tribal History on the Pine Ridge Reservation

Funding helps preserve American Indian artifacts. ...

Research Areas: People & Society, Education

Principal investigator and student sample along stream on Pine Ridge Reservation.  Credit: Oglala Lakota College

Undergraduate Research at Oglala Lakota College

Research completed at Oglala Lakota College revealed important details about biology, geology and hydrology resource management in South Dakota....

Research Areas: Education, Earth & Environment, Biology

Image of an excavation site

Discovery of a Baby Plesiosaur in Antarctica

An exciting new fossil has been discovered in Antarctica. It is a baby plesiosaur, the sea reptile considered the prototype of the mythical Loch Ness Monster....

Research Areas: Biology

Photo of Mount Rushmore

Using Bacteria to Repair Mount Rushmore: Microbial-based Concrete

Sookie Bang and a research team at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology are developing a novel means of crack remediation using the microbial concept of biometeorology, the science of precipitation of minerals by living organisms....

Research Areas: Engineering, Biology

Image of students in a lab

Broadening Participation Through Community College Partnerships

Community colleges play an integral role in helping to educate a highly skilled and diverse workforce to advance U.S. competitiveness and innovation on a global scale....

Research Areas: Education

Image of a girl performing an experiment

South Dakota "Women in Science" Program

The statewide "Women in Science" program introduces science-based careers to middle- and high-school-aged girls and young women....

Research Areas: Education

Photo of soalr panels

Researchers Produce More Efficient Solar Cells

Diane Hinkens and her collaborators at South Dakota State University are designing, synthesizing and fabricating cheap, efficient solar cells that convert sunlight into electricity....

Research Areas: Earth & Environment, Engineering

Nano-scale images of solar cells

New Nanoscale Materials May Improve Solar Cells

Steve Smith of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and Stan May of the University of South Dakota are developing nano-composite materials that may lead to more efficient solar cells....

Research Areas: Nanoscience, Earth & Environment

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