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Forbes ranks SDSU in America’s Top Colleges 2019

South Dakota State University was ranked in the top 11 percent of the 4,300 degree-granting postsecondary institutions in the U.S. SDSU was ranked No. 471 in Forbes’ America’s Top Colleges 2019. The rankings are based on five general categories: alumni salary, student satisfaction, debt, American leaders, on-time graduation rates and academic success. Forbes ranked 650 colleges and…

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SDSU’s online degree programs ranked No. 12

Study.com named South Dakota State University’s online bachelor’s degree programs 12th in the nation in its 2019 rankings. According to Study.com, “all of this school’s distance-learning courses are taught by on-campus professors who are proficient in their fields. Online students are given access to a wide variety of helpful entities including technical support, access to their digital…

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SDSU mechanical engineering student receives SMART Scholarship

BROOKINGS – When Ryan Fouts stepped onto the South Dakota State University campus four years ago, he knew he was in the right place. “It felt like everyone here had my best interests in mind. Their goal was to help me achieve my goals,” recalled the senior mechanical engineering major from Moville, Iowa. What he…

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Van Den Top first SDSU student to receive international research award

BROOKINGS – It’s a first for South Dakota State University – and for doctoral student Trevor Van Den Top. Van Den Top is the first SDSU student to receive a research award at the 13th Workshop on Cyanobacteria in Boulder, Colorado. The international event, begun 40 years ago, is held every three years in North…

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SDSU research finds Vitamin D metabolite helps stop drug-resistant cancer

BROOKINGS – What’s good for our bones may also help stop cancer cells that develop resistance to multiple chemotherapy drugs. The vitamin D metabolite calcitriol and its analog calcipotriol can block one of the mechanisms through which cancer cells gain resistance to chemotherapy drugs – and can selectively kill those drug-resistant cells, according to Assistant…

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SDSU expands services at the Community College for Sioux Falls

Two South Dakota State University employees will be based at the Community College for Sioux Falls. Lisa Schramm, an assistant director with the Office of Admissions, will provide support for students seeking information about SDSU programs offered at the community college, online and at its campus in Brookings, while Mercedes Bergman has been hired as…

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BEDC awarded $35,000 grant for Innovation Summit

Brookings Economic Development Corporation has received a USDA Rural Business Development Grant to hold a day-long event that will help existing businesses and entrepreneurs remain competitive in the next generation economy.   The Brookings Innovation Summit on Oct. 17 will feature keynote speaker Mitch Ditkoff. Ditkoff is an award-winning author and co-founder of “Idea Champions,”…

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SDSU College of Engineering ranked among nation’s leaders

South Dakota State University’s Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering ranked among the nation’s leaders in the American Society for Engineering Education profiles book for 2018. The college ranked 10th nationally in engineering technology degrees awarded with 79 among the 133 reporting institutions. The Lohr College of Engineering was also 16th of 130 institutions in…

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SDSU researchers part of new national transportation center

South Dakota State University researchers will develop innovative techniques to repair and construct bridges and roadways through a new U.S. Department of Transportation-funded research center, according to Mostafa Tazarv, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering. SDSU is part of a consortium of 11 universities working to improve the durability and extend the life of…

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SD State grad student finds success at national research lab

BROOKINGS – “Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” That adage captures the experiences of South Dakota State University graduate Prateek Munankarmi. When Munankarmi interviewed for an internship at National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, he found the research he was doing at South Dakota State matched what the lab was doing –…

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