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.
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Monthly Research Reports
- What's behind Minnesota's moose population decline?
- SDSU to spearhead NSF-backed fertilizer development project
- SDSU researcher seeks to improve organic vegetable yields
- SDSU to improve electrical grids in rural communities
- Researchers' algorithm allows for more accurate air quality forecasts
- SDSU's play therapy program works to improve children’s mental health
- Butzin earns NSF CAREER award
- Q&A with Steven Wingate
- School of Design redesigns historic train station
- Can avocados help curb a plastic waste problem?
- Cover crops contribute to soil health, study shows
- Can wild foods positively contribute to a person's diet?
- David Reynolds, Solving a music mystery
- Restoring the River Otter
- Basu Lab awarded grant to study fluid mechanics of transport in dense cancerous tumors
- Snow to cyanide: The many research applications of mass spectrometers
- SDSU awarded $1.28 million USDA grant to study barriers of ag conservation practices
- Cole-Dai awarded NSF grant to study and collect Greenland's ice cores
- Anderson earns CSCA Federation Prize
- Roambee partners with Lohr College of Engineering
- 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
- 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;
- Virus-laden droplets increase COVID-19 severity;
- Diversified crop rotation;
- Gene mutation discovery;
- Biomaterial for corneal implants
- Research refines senior’s career path;
- NSF research leads to doctoral work;
- Scientists improving prairie restoration;
- Small rural businesses need internet
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.
- 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
- 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;
- 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
- 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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Honors and Awards
The annual Dr. Sherwood and Elizabeth Berg Young Faculty Award honors promising, young faculty through seed funding to support the awardee's research and scholarly activities. A single awardee is selected via a nominations and review process and announced at the Celebration of Faculty Excellence in the spring semester.
The annual South Dakota State University Celebration of Faculty Excellence recognized 25 faculty members, researchers and scientists Tuesday. The event honors faculty members in the university's colleges for outstanding research, teaching and service.