Northern receives Research and Development Innovation Grant

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will purchase two new microscopes thanks to a Research and Development Innovation Grant from the South Dakota Board of Regents.

Dr. Alyssa Kiesow is Northern’s principal investigator for the grant, totaling $77,078. Kiesow said the funds will be used to purchase two fluorescence microscopes to help faculty better engage and train students in research. 

The microscopes will also help the university’s science department facilitate outreach activities in northeastern South Dakota. Kiesow, biology professor/department chair, leads several outreach activities involving area elementary classrooms. Outreach efforts will increase upon completion of the NSU Regional Science Education Center in fall 2019.

“We are excited for a new era of science education in northeastern South Dakota, and these microscopes are a first step to upcoming science education opportunities for students and the community in the region,” Kiesow said.

For more information about science education at NSU, visit the NSU College of Arts and Sciences webpage.

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a regional university that offers outstanding academics and exceptional extracurricular activities at an affordable price on a safe, welcoming campus. Northern State recently announced its Educational Impact Campaign, with a goal of raising $45 million for a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, new athletic and recreation fields, and an on-campus regional sports complex. Once the campaign is complete, NSU will be the recipient of more than $100 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions