Dakota State University (DSU) is partnering with the National Security Agency (NSA) through its Educational Partnership Agreement (EPA) to enhance the technological abilities of the institution.
The program was approved late last year and it will primarily focus on improving STEM education by allowing NSA innovators to provide training and assistance to the student body.
“This agreement is inclusive for students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and any program pertaining to STEM. Students may be able to receive academic credit for work on NSA research projects,” stated Dr. Rebecca Hoey, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at DSU.
The program will also allow Ph.D. students to work on their dissertations and partner with the NSA, and allow students to work on potential projects with the applied research labs of the NSA.
“We’ve already been able to leverage this agreement by having a team from NSA come to campus and visit with our students about career opportunities,” stated Dr. Pat Engebretson, dean of The Beacom College of Computer & Cyber Sciences.