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SDSU seeks to create a welcoming and supportive campus environment for American Indian students through a variety of academic programs, scholarships, student services and initiatives.

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SDSU associate professor Srinivas Janaswamy creates plastic-like film from agricultural byproducts in his lab on campus.

SDSU team advances in global Hult Prize contest

A business plan developed by four South Dakota State University students — to manufacture biodegradable, single-use plastic bags out of soybean hulls — has earned them a chance to advance in an international contest with the next stop Nairobi, Kenya.

SDSU involved in $8 million STEM education investment in South Dakota

South Dakota State University will join a project, led by Black Hills State University, to create pathways for young learners to develop interest and confidence in science, technology, engineering and math through an $8 million investment from the National Science Foundation.

Sewing hope / SDSU staffer turns hobby into community service work

Some people garden. Some people bowl. For Sue Fierstine, her hobby is sewing, and she uses the hobby to help others. The organization currently benefitting from Fierstine’s seamstress skills is Delivering Hope.Formed in February 2014 by Rachel Schuldt of Sioux Falls, Delivering Hope delivers tangible messages of hope to cancer patients using oncology services at the Avera and Sanford hospitals in Sioux Falls and the Sioux City, Iowa, hospital.
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South Dakota Chamber Winds to debut with two performances

The South Dakota Chamber Winds has announced its inaugural season, with a woodwind festival planned for later this month.