South Dakota State University is well known for its leadership in agricultural research and innovation. This work often depends on active collaboration with researchers in other fields. Faculty in the Department of Sociology frequently work with their colleagues at SDSU and other universities on cutting-edge research efforts, including as part of SDSU’s commitment to precision…

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$2,500 in prize money to be awarded What’s your big idea? Participate in the fourteenth annual Brookings Area Idea Competition and you could win cash to help take your product or business idea to the next level! The 2021 contest, hosted by Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC), encourages innovators, entrepreneurs, creative thinkers, and basically anyone…

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 South Dakota State University students Matthew Cole, Logan Wolf and Nolan Lee won the Second Annual Brookings Student Business Plan Competition, Jan. 27, at the Brookings Innovation Center at the Research Park at South Dakota State University.  The team of Cole, Wolf and Lee took home $3,000 for first place to help develop their business…

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BEDC partnering with SDSU to identify the business value of new innovations Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) is helping committed researchers identify and refine their ideas, determine the business value of these ideas, and secure funding to further develop their business concepts. In its third year, Think Tank Thursdays (T3) is a collaboration with South…

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The Downtown Brookings Business District Committee, a committee of the Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce, relaunched the Downtown Economic Development Incentive Fund (DEDIF) today. The purpose of the DEDIF Loan Program is to stimulate private investment in downtown Brookings by lending funds to downtown property owners for the purpose of exterior streetside real estate improvements,…

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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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Plants awaken in the spring in response to warming temperatures, but the start and end of the growing season varies each year. Tracking those variations using satellite sensor data helps us understand changes in environment and climate, according to South Dakota State University professor Xiaoyang Zhang, co-director of the Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence. Since…

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SDSU professor is current president of the American Institute of Biological Sciences That is the point South Dakota State University professor Charles Fenster, the current president of the American Institute of Biological Sciences, and 23 past presidents make in a call-to-action article in the December issue of Bioscience. As the nation faces the COVID-19 pandemic,…

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Students plot plan to melt ice on Mars NASA has selected a team from South Dakota State University among its 12 national finalists for its fifth-annual Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting Challenge. Senior mechanical engineering students Matt Dentlinger, Arcadia, Iowa; Sajan Karki, Nepal,  Dylan McMahon, Watertown; Gabe Peters, Worthing; and their adviser, Todd Letcher, an…

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