The It’s All About Science Festival wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of community sponsors who care about investing in education and our local economy. Whether through monetary support or in-kind effort and man-power, this event would not happen without them.  We would like to send a big thank you out to our 2018 sponsors:

Interested in helping to make future science festivals possible — either through serving on the festival planning committee or sponsorship?

Feel free to contact us sciencefestival@sanfordhealth.org!


Learn more about our sponsors!

AEOP: Mission: To provide both students and teachers a collaborative, cohesive, portfolio of Army-sponsored STEM programs that effectively engage, inspire, and attract the next generation of STEM talent through K through college programs and expose them to DoD STEM careers.  http://www.usaeop.com/stem-action-best-students-turn-ideas-reality/

Augustana University: Augustana’s Mission Statement:Inspired by Lutheran scholarly tradition and the liberal arts, Augustana provides an education of enduring worth that challenges the intellect, fosters integrity and integrates faith with learning and service in a diverse world. Learn more here:  http://www.augie.edu/academics/majors-and-programs/stem-composite

Battelle: solving the world’s most pressing challenges. We deliver when others can’t. We conduct research and development, manage laboratories, design and manufacture products, and deliver critical services for our clients – whether you are a multi-national corporation, a small start-up organization or a government agency.  We are valued for our independence and ability to innovate. https://www.battelle.org/

Biotech: South Dakota Biotech is the state affiliate of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO). This non-profit organization is dedicated to developing biotechnology through expanding research, advocacy, funding, education, infrastructure development and promotion. Visit their site here:http://www.sdbio.org/

Brown and Saenger: Learn more and explore Brown and Saegner’s website here:  http://www.brown-saenger.com/

CBBRe: Promoting innovative basic to translational research that addresses problems in neurology, neuropsychology and psychiatry. Learn more about the Center for Brain and Behavior Research at: http://www.usd.edu/cbbre

Delta Dental :South Dakota, values their ongoing quality assurance and claims programs help control costs for both employers and employees. See more here: https://www.deltadentalsd.com/

First Premier Bank and Premier Bank Card: serves the individualized financial needs of thousands of customers, businesses, agricultural producers and organizations. The bank’s Trust Department manages over $2.5 billion in assets and is a co-trustee for another $1.0 billion. In addition, the organization is the 12th largest Automated Clearing House (ACH) originating bank in the United States. Together with our sister organization, PREMIER Bankcard, we are the 12th largest issuer of MasterCard® and VISA® credit cards in the country. Both organizations are headquartered in Sioux Falls with more than 2,200 employees within South Dakota. Learn more about our trusted friends at: https://www.firstpremier.com/

GWIS South Dakota: Our mission is simple: to build a global community that inspires, supports, recognizes, and empowers women in science. We accomplish that mission by staying true to our three guiding principles: Connect, Lead, and Empower.  Click on the icons below to learn more! Learn more about this empowering community at: https://gwiseastsodak.org/

Hood Magazine: with a mission of advocating local people and organizations that bring families together http://www.thehoodmagazine.com/

NorthWestern Energy: We own and operate natural gas production, transmission and distribution systems serving 279,200 customers.  We own and operate a diverse generation fleet of wind, water, natural gas and coal-fired resources* and the high-voltage transmission system and distribution system that reliably delivers responsibly-produced electricity to more than 421,800 customers daily.   http://www.northwesternenergy.com/

POET: Our mission is to be good stewards of the Earth by converting renewable resources to energy and other valuable goods as effectively as humanly possible. Visit this website to learn more about POET: http://poet.com/

Sanford Health: is an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas. It is the largest, rural, not-for-profit health care system in the nation with 45 hospitals and 289 clinics in nine states and three countries. With 28,000+ employees, including 1,300+ physicians in more than 80 specialty areas of medicine, Sanford Health is the largest employer in the Dakotas. Learn more at: http://www.sanfordhealth.org/

Sanford Research: is a non-profit research organization and is part of Sanford Health, an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas. Sanford Health is one of the largest health systems in the nation with a presence in nine states and three countries. More than $600 million in gifts from Denny Sanford has provided for an expansion of research initiatives in type 1 diabetes, breast cancer and genomics in internal medicine. Check them out at: http://www.sanfordresearch.org/

Sanford Underground Lab: Sanford Lab’s dedication to science, research and development and engineering, as well as its innovative approach to education, make it a world-leading science facility.  Find out more at: http://sanfordlab.org/

SDEPSCoR: The 2020 Vision South Dakota’s citizens, schools, businesses, educational institutions, governmental entities, and other stakeholders recognize that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) research, an educated and skilled workforce, and an entrepreneurial business environment underpin competitiveness in the global economy. Learn more about SDEPSCoR at: http://sdepscor.org/

South Dakota State University: As the state’s largest university—and if you ask us, the best. With South Dakota’s most comprehensive range of academic offerings, there’s no better place to explore everything from aerospace to zoology. Learn more by visiting their site at: https://www.sdstate.edu/

South Dakota HOSA: was established in 2012 as an initiative of the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine and  the South Dakota Area Health Education Center in response to the great need for future health professionals in our state. Find out more: http://sdhosa.org/

Southest Tech: The mission to educate individuals for dynamic and rewarding careers that promote lifetime success and meet the workforce needs of our region. Learn more at: http://www.southeasttech.edu/

USbank: https://www.usbank.com/index.html

USD: The mission of the University of South Dakota offers undergraduate, graduate and professional programs within the South Dakota System of Higher Education. As the oldest university in the state, the University of South Dakota serves as the flagship and the only public liberal arts university in the state. Check out the University of South Dakota at: http://www.usd.edu/

Washington Pavilion: The mission of the Washington Pavilion is to inspire, educate, entertain, and enrich our region by creating opportunities for all to explore and experience the arts and science. Our vision is to be the region’s premier arts and science destination, inspiring lifelong discovery and inclusive experiences. Check out the Washington Pavilion: https://www.washingtonpavilion.org/online/