Faced with paying more than $500 for a training device, South Dakota State University nursing faculty member Leann Horsley turned to a group of SDSU mechanical engineering students to see if they could help. Producing an intraosseous injection task trainer became the senior capstone project for mechanical engineering students Abbdullah Alrashidi, Zachary Dorn, Denner Dougherty…

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by Jake Daghe This article has some good insight on how to gauge if you’re idea might have some traction. For starters, are you solving a problem…? Check it out here.

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BEDC to host free online webinar supporting entrepreneurs and start-ups Owning your own business can be challenging even in the best conditions, not to mention during a global pandemic. Techniques for self-care should be included as part of every entrepreneur’s business resources. An upcoming free webinar hosted by Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) will provide…

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BEDC and SDSU co-host free online webinar, supporting innovators Knowing how to best protect your business idea or product can seem a bit confusing. An upcoming free webinar will help guide you through the steps to take to ensure your intellectual property is kept secure.  Patent attorney Matt Poulsen PhD of Suiter Swantz based in…

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Consignment shop specializes in kids clothes Kids tend to outgrow clothes before they wear them out, so two moms started a business to help other families get slightly used clothes for less money. Little Rascals Consignment and Studio is located at 314 Main Ave. in Brookings and is run by sisters-in-law Sarah Wilson and Natasha…

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Excited to be part of the impactful work happening with the SDSU University Center. Offering COVID-19 specific resources like this to SD businesses will play a key role in supporting the state’s economy. https://www.sdstate.edu/news/2020/11/improving-indoor-ventilation-can-reduce-spread-covid-19

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Businesses can learn how to be proactive in reducing the spread of COVID-19 by improving indoor ventilation and mitigation strategies through South Dakota State University’s Economic Development Administration Center. The center aims to help businesses address technical and economic challenges utilizing faculty expertise and university equipment and testing capabilities, according to director Stephen Gent, a…

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When COVID-19 had Nicole Carlson quarantined at her Sioux Falls home, the South Dakota State University nursing instructor didn’t have to miss watching her students perform basic skills in the college’s simulation lab in Brookings. Thanks to a telepresence robot purchased through funding from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration, Carlson was right there…

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South Dakota State University President Barry Dunn recently bestowed the SDSU Presidential Medallion upon Al Heuton, who is retiring in December after serving as the Brookings Economic Development Corporation’s executive director since June 2005. The SDSU Presidential Medallion is bestowed on very select individuals who have significantly contributed toward the advancement and benefit of South…

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Don’t just hope for the best. Find the right moment. by Aaron Dinin, PhD Can people’s routines affect the success of a startups? Can you be strategic in introducing change? This article provides interesting insights and useful techniques. https://medium.com/swlh/the-key-to-crafting-a-successful-startup-launch-strategy-73ff7611020d

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