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The Phantom, SDSU’s entry team in the International Quarter-Scale Tractor Student Design Competition in Peoria, Illinois, sits ready to compete.

So close / SDSU comes up just short for quarter-scale tractor threepeat

By the narrowest of margins — two points out of more than 2,000 — the SDSU Quarter Scale Tractor Team came up just short of winning its third consecutive national title. Competing at the 27th annual International Quarter-Scale Tractor Student Design Competition at the Expo Gardens Fairgrounds in Peoria, Illinois, the South Dakota State University team placed third out of 21 teams. SDSU scored 2,164 points out of 2,405 possible points. North Carolina State won the event with 2,166 points while Kansas State was runner-up with 2,165 points. The top five teams were separated by just six points.
Dylan Stephens, left, and Delaney Baumberger assemble their rover prototype during the early hours of June 11 in a convention center room in Cocoa Beach, Florida. The SDSU students needed to pull the late-night shift when the packages didn't arrive on their scheduled time.

SDSU rover design places third in NASA’s RASC-AL contest

Competing against the best and the brightest, a South Dakota State University engineering team finished third overall in a NASA contest and again was awarded for building the best prototype. The SDSU students were one of 14 teams selected from 75 higher education entries to compete in the finals of the Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts – Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) competition June 10-12 in Cocoa Beach, Florida. It is the second straight year for an SDSU team to qualify for the finals.

Inaugural season for South Dakota Chamber Winds

A group of woodwind-focused musicians descended on South Dakota State University's campus for a week-long, music-making endeavor that culminated with a series of concerts in late May. The unique musical opportunity — called South Dakota Chamber Winds — was organized by Elizabeth Robinson, assistant professor of music in SDSU's School of Performing Arts.

Earnest selected as dean of SDSU College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

David C. Earnest, the Odeen-Swanson Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of South Dakota, has been named dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at South Dakota State University. Earnest was selected following a national search and will begin working on the SDSU campus July 8.