|SDSU Aviation Program receives FAA authorization December 11, 2013|
The South Dakota State University Aviation Program received authorization today from the Federal Aviation Administration to certify graduates to be eligible for a Restricted-Airline Transport Pilot certificate. With a restricted ATP certificate, SDSU graduates will be eligible to be hired by an airline with fewer hours (1,250 vs. 1,500 hours) than the unrestricted version of the certificate. In the Nov. 20 listing, only 20 schools in the nation were able to have graduates qualify for the restricted ATP.
|SDSU students lift spirits, raise $12,000 for Rancher Relief Fund December 10, 2013|
When Winter Storm Atlas hit her family's north Rapid City ranch killing cattle and the 5-year-old mare she had trained since she was a colt, Amanda Kammerer wasn't home to help. The Animal Science major and South Dakota State University student was on campus in Brookings feeling quite helpless.
|Nursing research to improve rural health care December 6, 2013|
With 1,247 registered nurses per 100,000 people, South Dakota has one of the nation’s highest ratios of registered nurses, according to the 2013 U.S. Nursing Workforce Report.
|Kontz, Zimmer earn commercial engine ratings December 6, 2013|
South Dakota State University seniors Zachary Kontz and Trevor Zimmer achieved their commercial single-engine airplane ratings in November following several tests and approximately 120 hours of flight time. Zimmer received his rating Nov. 2 while Kontz recorded his Nov. 4. He added a commercial multi-engine rating Nov. 7.
|Two earn instrument pilots licenses December 5, 2013|
South Dakota State University students Brandon Broyhill and Michael Drager recently earned their instrument pilots licenses.