Academic Programs

STEM Outreach for Sanford Research

We teach K-12 students and teachers, undergraduates, graduate students and the community. Our goals: to increase community understanding of science, raise awareness of the benefits of research, and emphasize the role of both in our society.

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Our Team

Meet the Team

Education Team:

Amy Baete, MBA
Director, Sanford fit and PROMISE K-12 Science Exploration
SanfordOutreach@sanfordhealth.org

Lance Lee, PhD
Director of Higher Education
Lance.Lee@sanfordhealth.org

Ben Benson
Senior Research Education Specialist | Sanford PROMISE
SanfordOutreach@sanfordhealth.org

Louisa Otto
Senior Research Education Specialist | Sanford PROMISE
SanfordOutreach@sanfordhealth.org

Tamara Ledeboer
Manager, Research Education Programs
Tamara.Ledeboer@sanfordhealth.org

Sponsors

Thank you to our partners, past and present, for supporting the Sanford PROMISE Program:

  • Sanford Health
  • Sanford Research
  • Sanford Foundation
  • SD EPSCoR
  • NIH Science Education Partnership Award (NIH SEPA)
  • Personal Genetics Education Project (pgEd)
  • Battelle Foundation
  • Army Education Outreach Programs
  • SD Biotech
  • South Dakota Community Foundation
  • Washington Pavilion Kirby Science Discovery Center
  • Fisher Scientific
  • Quest Foundation
  • Dillion Dunwalke Trust

Diversity and Inclusion at Sanford Research

Sanford Research supports an open, inclusive, and accessible training environment for students from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Students who are underrepresented in the biological sciences (including underrepresented minority students, first-generation college students, individuals from lower income backgrounds or rural communities, students with disabilities, and Veterans or members of the Armed Services) are encouraged to apply for graduate, undergraduate, and high school research opportunities.

For questions about diversity and inclusion at Sanford Research, please contact Dr. Jianning Tao, Chair of the Student Diversity & Inclusion Committee, by email.

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