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SDSU associate professor receives federal grant to help reduce risk of sarcopenia

Lee Weidauer, associate professor in South Dakota State University's School of Health and Consumer Sciences, has received a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture to develop an exercise and nutrition program to reduce the risk of sarcopenia.

Conference to focus on empowering South Dakota’s innovation network

Leaders from industry, academia and government are being invited to a one-day conference June 11 in Sioux Falls focusing on expanding the computer chip manufacturing workforce in the United States and enhancing existing South Dakota’s innovation systems. The gathering is in response to the "CHIPS and Science Act of 2022," which President Joe Biden signed into law Aug. 9, 2022. The Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) for America Fund authorizes activities relating to the creation of incentives to produce semiconductors and train the semiconductor workforce in the United States. But more than that, the law aims to strengthen innovation across the United States, including building bridges between rural America and Silicon Valley.

The Yellow & Blue Podcast | SDSU President Barry Dunn | S1E3

In the heart of the Midwest, South Dakota State University is guided by the leadership of President Barry Dunn. He brings expertise from his time as a farmer, rancher, researcher and academic to the state’s land-grant university.

Geospatial intelligence minor accredited by USGIF

An undergraduate minor in geospatial intelligence offered at South Dakota State University is now accredited by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, joining 22 other universities nationwide with this distinction.