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SDSU Research

South Dakota State University supports competitive and strategic research, scholarship, and creative activity in our mission as a land-grant university. The university's diverse research covers a range of disciplines, including agriculture, engineering, remote sensing, life sciences, nursing, pharmacy, and the arts and humanities.

Our researchers collaborate with partners in academia, industry, and the community to find solutions to pressing challenges and support South Dakota's economic development.

Learn about other achievements of SDSU Research.

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Monthly Research Reports


  • March 2023 Research Report

    • Basu & team draw inspiration from pigs to design novel air filters technologies;
    • Fossil records can help with future conservation efforts;
    • SDSU Poll explores trust in physicians, COVID-19 booster shots;
    • SDSU researcher investigates perceived challenges toward conservation practices
  • February 2023 Research Report

    • Basu to develop nasal spray and oral inhaler testing platform;
    • Fu using AI to predict traffic delay times;
    • Seniors present research at legislative poster session;
    • Santos analyzes economic conditions in South Dakota;


  • February 2022 Research Report

    • Virus-laden droplets increase COVID-19 severity;
    • Diversified crop rotation;
    • Gene mutation discovery;
    • Biomaterial for corneal implants
  • January 2022 Research Report

    • Research refines senior’s career path;
    • NSF research leads to doctoral work;
    • Scientists improving prairie restoration;
    • Small rural businesses need internet


  • 2021 Annual Research Report

    Research in health, engineering, political science, and agriculture take spotlight in the 2021 annual research report. The featured researchers started with SDSU seed funding and built programs that have since secured federal funding. In 2021, the university also expanded possibilities with the opening of the Raven Precision Agriculture Center and the POET Bioproducts Innovation Institute's groundbreaking.

  • November 2021 Research Report

    • POET Bioproducts Institute transitions research to the marketplace;
    • Compound from soybeans to improve animal health;
    • Rosemary compound may help postpartum dairy cows;
    • New instrument to help scientists examine molecular interactions
  • October 2021 Research Report

    • Lopez to help unravel rare inflammatory genetic disorders;
    • Tummala to advance curcumin formulation for colon inflammation;
    • Intensively managed grazing can increase profits, improve the environment;
    • Chemistry researchers uncover how cancer uses sugar to evade immune cells;
  • September 2021 Research Report

    • Prasad first ME faculty member to receive NSF Career Award;
    • USGS EROS brings Landsat scientists to Research Park;
    • Palliative care for cancer patients in west central South Dakota;
    • Researchers assess social media use during Jan.6 event
  • August 2021 Research Report

    • SDSU researchers to track chemicals in counterfeit drugs;
    • Community Practice Innovation Center to connect patients with resources;
    • HRSA project focuses on recovery from meth addiction;
    • SD teachers learn how mRNA vaccines work;

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