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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Community-wide initiative underway supporting SDSU’s return to campus A coalition of organizations and businesses, together with the city of Brookings, have formed the Brookings Resiliency Collaborative to assist the university with their plan for resuming on-campus operations in August SDSU’s JacksRBack task force has established several guiding principles and general guidelines and is developing detailed…

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South Dakota State University distributed more than $3 million to its students as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Nearly 5,300 students received funds. Students were eligible to receive up to $600 with the highest-need students receiving an additional grant of just over $300. The money was distributed to students…

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South Dakota State University’s Office of Residential Life announced today initial move-in plans for students who plan to live on-campus during the 2020-21 academic year. The plans include a “Drop-n-Go” option for student to bring their belongings to campus July 24-Aug. 7. “We explored a number of options and models for how best to move…

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South Dakota State University President Barry Dunn announced today Laura Dirks will serve as the university’s public health specialist, a new position that will play a critical role in helping the university operate during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dirks will be responsible for working with SDSU and Brookings community leadership to create, implement and communicate systems…

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South Dakota State University will begin its fall semester Aug. 19 and complete on-campus instruction by Thanksgiving, according to a decision by the South Dakota Board of Regents. Semester finals will be conducted remotely Dec. 2-4 and Dec. 7-8. The decision was made among the regents and the six presidents of the state’s public higher-education…

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Capitalizing on a postgraduate fellowship, South Dakota State University graduate Ryan Burton has established himself within one of South Dakota’s leading financial firms. Burton, of Sioux Falls, serves as portfolio analytics and risk director at Capital Services in Sioux Falls, a position he has held since 2018, seven years after joining Capital in 2011. The…

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