Western Dakota Tech

Western Dakota Tech

In The Moment ... June 18, 2018 Show 360 Hour 2

Western Dakota Tech is hosting a poverty simulation on June 21st. Barb Garcia is facilitator. She joins us for a preview of the process and to discuss hopes for systemic economic and cultural change.

Internships, Industry, and Keeping SD Grads Local

May 11, 2018
Lori Walsh

Education and workforce development are increasingly intertwined. About 60% of South Dakota graduates stay in the state after they finish their degree.   Partly to encourage that trend, Governor Dennis Daugaard has established partnerships between universities and industry. SDPB’s Jackie Hendry looks at two schools in western South Dakota: one setting the stage for a growing tech economy, and the other responding to community needs.

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A team from Western Dakota Tech reaches the finals in a National Science Foundation competition for community colleges. The team’s project uses electrical automation to provide organic food for communities in need. 

The project is based on a system called aquaponics. It’s a combination of aquaculture (raising aquatic animals for human consumption) and hydroponics (a method of growing plants in water rather than soil).

Lee Strubinger / SDPB

On Friday Senator Mike Rounds held his first town hall in Rapid City since the one hundred and fifteenth Congress convened the beginning of this year.
Many West River groups have been vying for town halls with the congressional delegation.
Senator Rounds held the town hall along with a visit by Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue.
Rounds says there’s quite a bit more activity going on in Washington D.C. than in previous years…