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Minority Serving Institution – Faculty Engagement Joint Effort of South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, South Dakota State University, and Oglala Lakota College, which is a Tribal College chartered by the Oglala Sioux Tribe and accredited by the North Central Association.

This project developed a systematic energy efficient wireless communication solution for future deep space explorations, such as Earth-Mars communications. The system overview of the research methodology for “energy efficient deep space wireless communication” is illustrated in the figure above. The proposed theoretical investigation and algorithmic development improved research and education collaboration between Oglala Lakota College (OLC), South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSMT), and South Dakota State University (SDSU). OLC is chartered by the Oglala Sioux Tribe and has an average enrollment of more than 1,800 students. Its mission is to provide educational opportunities that enhance Lakota life including baccalaureate degrees in Information Technology and other STEM education programs that are recognized

Dr. Kazem Sohraby, Science PI, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

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Theresa Martinez, PMP, NASA Technical Monitor, Kennedy Space Center

NASA EPSCoR Stimuli 2014 -15

nationally. This project significantly improved research and education collaboration between OLC, SDSMT, and SDSU. The research was further coordinated with NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) and Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the Minority University Research and Education Program (MUREP) project. A sequence of research proposals and papers as well as the collaboration and education course developments on wireless networking have been achieved. As output of the project, strong ties of research and education and research connections have been established between OLC, SDSMT and SDSU. The PIs in three campuses worked on wireless research coherently and the research activities in OLC have been significantly enhanced. Two NSF research grants have been achieved as the output of this project, and eight papers have been published in various international conferences.

EPSCoR Stimuli 2014-15  

NASA Office of Education’s Aerospace Research & Career Development (ARCD) is pleased to release NASA EPSCoR Stimuli, a collection of univers...

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