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Graduate School Newsletter - January

                                                                                          The Graduate School Office will be closed on January 21st.

Upcoming Events

How to Write Your Problem Statement (Communication)

  Always Available (YouTube video) - Click here to view.

A very step by step discussion of this all important two paragraph discussion of your research in your dissertation or thesis.  This is an older webinar that has received thousands of views and positive comments.

Spring Graduate Coordinator Meeting

        January 16, 2019 at 10:00am

        Morrill Hall 104

Graduate Faculty Training Workshops

  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019 3:00-5:00 pm
  • Thursday, April 11, 2019 10:00 am - Noon

Morrill Hall 104
Explanation of Graduate School policies, procedures, and expectations of graduate faculty. 

Please click hereto register.

Awards and Scholarships

Three Minute Thesis Competition

South Dakota State University invites you to participate in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition. The 3MT is an academic competition that challenges PhD and Master's students to describe their research within three minutes to a general audience. 3MT celebrates the discoveries made by research students and encourages you to communicate the importance of your research to the broader community.

The competition will be held from 5-9pm, Tuesday, February 5, 2019, in the Student Union. We would like to encourage all students to participate.

For more specific details about the competition, view the 3MT PowerPoint. 

To register for the competition, click here. If you are not already logged into MyState, you will have to enter your MyState credentials in the top right corner of the screen, click "My Resources," followed by "Forms," and you'll find "3 Minute Thesis Competition Registration. 

Congratulations to Najam Khan for being selected as the 2018-2019 recipient of the Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award!

Congratulations to Heather Deter and Olena Boiko, recipients of this year’s Joseph F. Nelson Graduate Scholarship Award!

Additional Announcements

Jack’s Cupboard

  Spring Semester Hours – Wed & Thurs 3:30-6:30

Donation locations: Jack’s Cupboard (during open hours), Housing Office in Caldwell (8-5), and UPD at any time!


Predictive Plant Phenomics (P3) graduate research traineeship at Iowa State University is looking to recruit talented doctoral students into our specialization, which includes full tuition and health benefits as well as a healthy stipend. For more information visit


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