Dakota Seeds program expanding, committing $200,000 per year

PIERRE – Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that he plans to commit up to $200,000 per year in Future Funds to continue and further broaden the Dakota Seeds program. This expansion will include support for high school, technical school and college or university internships in certain high-need industry sectors. “We … Read Article

Forum: Globalization may increase income inequality

By David Lias david.lias@plaintalk.net Income inequality around the globe was the topic of Monday’s International Forum, held at noon in Farber Hall on the University of South Dakota campus. “Income inequality is the unequal distribution of household or individual income across the various participants in an economy,” said Dr. Lucy … Read Article

VMS ‘Carp Control’ team vying for national honor

Vermillion Middle School eighth-graders who have been making public presentations about their Asian carp control research include Shelby Brady, Brooklyn Kirsch, Mady Gilbertson, Ethan Simmons and Sagarika Ghosh, who traveled to Austin, TX, Wyatt Waage, Stian Olson, Shay Peck, Madelyn Zevecke, Kinsey James, and Emily Rolfes. Part of this group is pictured above. Simmons and Ghosh will travel over the weekend with their teacher, Natasha Gault, to Austin, TX, to explain the class project to judges at the SXSWedu Educational Conference on March 3-5. National awards will be presented to the top five teams during this conference. 
(Photo courtesy of Vermillion School District)

By David Lias david.lias@plaintalk.net Natasha Gault’s eighth-grade science students learned this week they are the brink of perhaps winning impressive national recognition and a significant monetary award for the Vermillion School District. All because of her students’ unique and thorough interest in Asian carp. “We’re one of the 15 national … Read Article