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International students make $20.5 million impact at SDSU

The impacts made by international students at South Dakota State University are immeasurable. However, NAFSA: Association of International Educators has developed the International Student Economic Value Tool to determine economic contributions made by international students when attending U.S. colleges and universities. With 1,002 international students attending SDSU in the 2018-19 academic year, the organization states…

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SDSU’s Adelaine named to federal precision ag task force

Michael Adelaine, vice president for technology and security at South Dakota State University, has been named to a federal task force to look at the technology needs of precision agriculture. Adelaine, who was selected by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, will be in Washington, D.C., Dec. 9 for the first meeting of the Task…

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Power systems researchers at SDSU receive U.S. Dept. of Energy grant

It’s a first for two South Dakota State University power systems researchers. Associate professor Reinaldo Tonkoski and assistant professor Tim Hansen of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science will model power systems that integrate large amounts of renewable energy sources through their first grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. “We develop models…

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Idea Adviser helps SDSU community advance business ideas

New program implemented on campus this fall A new program created by Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) seeks to promote and encourage entrepreneurship in the Brookings region by providing 1:1 free, customized coaching for South Dakota State University (SDSU) students, faculty and staff pursuing potential business concepts. The Idea Adviser program invites anyone with a…

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SDSU Wokini Initiative gets 2019 Bush Prize of $500k

By: The Bush Foundation – Updated: 1 hour ago Editor’s note: This article has been edited to include comments from SDSU President Barry Dunn. SAINT PAUL – The Bush Foundation today awarded the 2019 Bush Prize for Community Innovation to five organizations with a track record of successful problem solving in their communities. Among the…

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3M provides $50,000 for SDSU Wokini scholarships

By: SDSU Marketing & Communications – Updated: 3 days ago BROOKINGS – Dale Tidemann, left, plant manager of 3M Brookings, presents a check for $50,000 to SDSU President Barry Dunn in support of 3M’s commitment to helping underserved students succeed in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  The check, presented Wednesday, is for the Wokini Initiative…

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$18.7 million grant awarded to Brookings for new interchange

WATCH By Ricardo Lewis, KSFY BROOKINGS, S.D. (KSFY) – The United States Department of Transportation has awarded the city of Brookings an $18.7 million dollar grant in critical infrastructure. The money will go towards building an interchange over Interstate 29 and 20th Street South. For many years city leaders have considered adding additional access to…

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Donors to SDSU give boost to pharmacy college’s commitment to cancer research

 SDSU photo: Komal Raina, an associate professor is pharmaceutical sciences at South Dakota State University, is flanked by Lorie and Kevin Haarberg at the Haarberg investiture ceremony Oct. 4 on campus. Raina was officially designated as the Haarberg Chair in Cancer Research, a position created by a gift from the Haarbergs. BROOKINGS – Cancer research…

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Looking to the future of STEM

SDSU joins national alliance to develop more inclusive, diverse STEM faculty BROOKINGS – South Dakota State University is one of 20 universities joining a three-year institutional change effort to develop inclusive faculty recruitment, hiring and retention practices.  The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities co-leads the effort, known as Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive…

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Brookings gets $18.7M grant for I-29/20th St S interchange

The United States Department of Transportation has awarded the City of Brookings $18.7 million in critical infrastructure funding under the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) program, according to a press release from South Dakota’s congressional delegation. Mayor Keith Corbett said the money will make it possible for the city to build an interchange…

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