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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South Dakota State University’s College of Nursing continues to be a leader in South Dakota and beyond. The college ranks among the best nationally and SDSU students and graduates are leaders in the health care profession. In fact, the college was recently ranked 13th nationally by College Factual for “Best Value Nursing Schools,” ranking SDSU…

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A crown jewel of South Dakota State University’s campus opened amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The 12,000-square-foot American Indian Student Center in the center of campus began dedicated cultural programming, student advising and providing offices and resources for AISC staff. The facility includes a state-of-the art classroom, multipurpose room and technology resources. The primary focus of…

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Citing the quality of South Dakota State University’s medical laboratory science program, College Factual ranked the program in seven categories. The MLS program was ranked: 3 – Best value colleges for clinical/medical laboratory science; 5 – Best online clinical/medical laboratory science programs; 18 – Highest-paid clinical/medical laboratory science graduates; 21 – Best schools for clinical laboratory science;…

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Draining excess water from fields is good for agricultural production, but the nutrient-laden water flowing through the drainage tile can pollute nearby water bodies. Diverting the water through an underground chamber filled with wood chips, known as a woodchip bioreactor, can help remove nitrates and thereby reduce the environmental impact on creeks, streams and lakes.…

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Soybean meal is an important source of protein for animal feed, but it’s not perfect. “Soybean meal contains substances, known as antinutritional factors, that do not harm the animal, but can interfere with digestion,” explained South Dakota State University sophomore Javi Adividya. The microbiology major is using fermentation to break down these antinutritional factors and…

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Last winter, 12 to 20 older adults were exercising three days a week at the United Methodist Community Life Center through the Healthy Movement class led by South Dakota State University Exercise Science Club members. Linda and Ron Thaden of Brookings began attending the class five years ago after being part of a SDSU research study…

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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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