RTS worked with the South Dakota Statewide EPSCoR Committee and the Governor’s Office to craft a science and technology strategy to assess, orient and when necessary develop the STEM education resources, research assets, and research and innovation infrastructure to propel the state’s future economy. In a 2014 follow-up to this 2013 project, RTS prepared the first annual progress report for the implementation of this strategy using the assessment metrics scheme developed by RTS during the initial engagement.