Free online resource walks through steps of starting a business Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) is excited to announce the launch of an online program for anyone thinking about starting a business. The Start-Up Academy introduces participants to the start-up process and walks them through the steps, terminology and templates of starting a business. The…

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SDSU’s School of Performing Arts adjusts to COVID challenges While this year has been full of challenges, the School of Performing Arts has been coming up with creative solutions to bring cultural experiences to SDSU and the Brookings community. In September, the music and theatre and dance departments partnered with McCrory Gardens to kick off the…

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If you are exposed to the new coronavirus, how likely are you to become infected? How many virus particles you inhale and where they land within the respiratory tract can affect your chances of contracting COVID-19, according to assistant professor Saikat Basu of South Dakota State University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering. “To become infected, you…

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Building farmers’ confidence in precision agriculture technologies is the goal of a National Science project led by Maaz Gardezi, an assistant professor of sociology and rural studies and an affiliate faculty of natural resource management at South Dakota State University. “Precision agriculture technologies, such as artificial intelligence-based decision support systems, use localized farm data to…

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South Dakota State University has been awarded a $1 million federal grant to implement a three-year project as part of the Rural Communities Opioid Program. Funding comes from the Health Resources and Services Administration, which is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The grant, which begins Sept. 1, targets Brookings,…

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By: Dakota News Now https://www.dakotanewsnow.com/2020/08/04/brookings-commercial-kitchen-brings-new-opportunities-for-business-owners/ There’s a new opportunity in Brookings for chefs and bakers with big orders to fill or for those looking for a large event hall for festivities. The Brookings Commercial Kitchen and Ben Franklin Event Hall are open for business on Main Avenue. The commercial kitchen space is a place where…

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South Dakota State University professor Stephen Gent is the regional director of the North Central Sun Grant Center, based at SDSU. Gent, who has been a faculty member in the Department of Mechanical Engineering for 11 years, is the first engineering researcher to hold the position, which he began July 21. The Sun Grant Initiative…

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Rajesh Kavasseri has a doctorate in electrical engineering; not the background one would expect to find in a cheerleader. But in some ways, that is the job of the new associate dean of research in the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering at South Dakota State University. After an 18-year career in electrical power systems…

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Assistant professor Srinivas Janaswamy of the Department of Dairy and Food Science is extracting cellulose from agriculture biomass to make biodegradable films. This film is made of cellulose extract from corn stover as part of a Sun Grant-funded pilot study. Strength and biodegradability—these are the benefits of using cellulose to make plastics and other packaging…

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An underwater drone capable of carrying seven sensors and taking leaf and soil samples is increasing research capabilities at the South Dakota Water Resources Institute. However, the sampling capabilities are not what makes it unique. “What’s new is the ability to revisit a specific place multiple times over a season,” explained assistant professor Aaron Franzen.…

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