Research Opportunities Available

Posters on the Hill

This event is an undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill that helps members of Congress understand the importance of undergraduate research by talking directly with the students whom these programs impact.

Student Research Poster Session at the Capitol

This annual event gives student researchers the opportunity to showcase their efforts for the South Dakota legislators in Pierre. A select number of students are chosen to represent USD at this important event. The undergraduate projects on display include student research in a variety of disciplines. This work speaks to the creativity and industriousness of our students and their desire to pursue a challenging education. Research involvement requires initiative that goes well beyond that of the regular classroom and the payoff is great in developing problem-solving skills and specialized expertise. It is well-known that students who have been actively involved in research make more effective professionals and more active citizens, regardless of their career choice.

The Sanford PROMISE: Student Intern Program

The Student Intern Program is aimed at providing opportunities for undergraduate students to work with a scientist in one of Sanford's research laboratories for school credit. Eligible students must be enrolled in college. For more information, contact Tamara Ledeboer, Education Program Coordinator.

Additional Summer Research Programs at USD

Students have the opportunity of participating in several programs during the summer, such as National Science Foundation (NSF), Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) and South Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCOR).

These are only a few of the many opportunities for conducting research or creative scholarship at universities, research sites, or conferences all across the country. To stay informed of recent and upcoming announcements, join our mailing list by contacting

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