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Increasing grain size, weight may improve wheat yields

By: Christie Delfanian, SDSU Marketing & Communications Larger, heavier wheat kernels—that’s how associate professor Wanlong Li of the SDSU Department of Biology and Microbiology seeks to increase wheat production. Through a three-year, $930,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant, Li is collaborating with Bing Yang, an associate professor in genetics, development and cell biology at Iowa…

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SDSU engineering degree pays off for Sioux Falls Fire Rescue captain

By: Heidi Kronaizl, SDSU Marketing & Communications Despite first viewing scenes of the Copper Lounge building collapse on social media while at home that December day, Mike Murphy’s mind kicked into action. A captain for the Sioux Falls Fire Rescue, Murphy was off-duty when he heard about the collapse. However, he knew he would soon…

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Inside KELOLAND: Brookings & Boutiques

By: KELOLAND TV WATCH What do local boutiques have in common with the city of Brookings?  They’re all enjoying a lot of success. Communities across South Dakota are bringing in less tax money than expected. That isn’t the case in Brookings.  On this Inside KELOLAND we take a behind the scenes look at what’s happening…

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Entrepreneurial idea pays off for mechanical engineering student

By: Heidi Kronaizl, SDSU Marketing & Communications While walking around the South Dakota State University campus, Merrick Erickson had an idea. “My freshman year, I noticed that there were a lot of people riding their longboards on campus, yet there wasn’t any place for people to buy longboards or parts for them,” Erickson said. Nearly…

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SDSU students develop mobile apps as part of online class

By: Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register Phones are now an inescapable part of life, with 77 percent of adult Americans owning a smartphone as of late 2016, according to Pew Research Center studies. Rising with the increased accessibility of smartphones are apps, a burgeoning field. With all this in mind, a team of students at…

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$50 million PAC expansion project win, win for town and gown

By: John Kubal, The Brookings Register While the Performing Arts Center at South Dakota State University has been recognized as a superb venue for music and studio-theatre productions since its opening in 2003, it was always envisioned that more would be added at some future time. That time is now – with a 96,000-square-foot expansion…

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SDSU research headed to high school classrooms

By: SDSU Marketing & Communications South Dakota high school science and agriculture teachers can learn to integrate current research and new teaching techniques into their curriculums through a new U.S. Department of Agriculture program, according to South Dakota State University biology associate professor Madhav Nepal. He leads a group of six researchers who secured a…

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SDSU provides economic boost for Brookings

SDSU provides economic boost for Brookings By Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register South Dakota is $2.66 billion richer thanks to the state’s six public universities, and Brookings benefits from South Dakota State University, too. That’s according to data from a study sponsored by the South Dakota Board of Regents and the South Dakota Chamber of…

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SDSU undergrads to explore precision livestock production

SDSU undergrads to explore precision livestock production By SDSU Marketing & Communications College freshmen and sophomores interested in agriculture can learn about precision livestock production through a new training program, according to associate professor Michael Gonda of the South Dakota State University animal science department. Gonda leads the summer undergraduate research project, which is funded…

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