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South Dakota Mesonet Works to Improve Snow and Soil Moisture Data Availability for Flood Risk Assessment

A newly updated weather station near Brookings, S.D. is the first of over 500 stations across the five states of Nebraska, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota to be upgraded or installed to conduct enhanced soil moisture and snow monitoring as part of a cooperative effort with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers led By U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds.

Sirek awarded prestigious pharmacy scholarship

South Dakota State University pharmacy student Abigail Sirek, of New Prague, Minnesota, has received a prestigious national scholarship through the Kappa Epsilon pharmacy fraternity. Sirek is one of five recipients of the $750 Zada M. Cooper Scholarship for 2020.

Brookings ranked 15th best in the country

A research report by Policom Corporation has identified Brookings as the 15th-best performing micropolitan in the United States. A micropolitan area has a population of at least 10,000 but fewer than 50,000, and there are 542 micropolitan statistical areas in the country. Policom specializes in studying the dynamics of local economies.

South Dakota State University announces facility closures due to weather

The following South Dakota State University facilities are open today but will be closed Saturday, due to the forecasted weather: Hilton M.

Gifted Student Receives American Chemical Society Award

Congratulation to Susan Grabenstein of the RAWC Lab for being awarded the American Chemical Society's award for best poster presentation during the ACS undergraduate research symposium. 

Talented Student Accepted into IRES Program

Congratulations to Eric Sundall of the RAWC Lab for his acceptance into the the International Research Experiences for Students program. The IRES program supports international research and research-related activities for U.S. science and engineering students. Sundall will be performing research is Prague this summer!

Recycling Factors

Since 1996, SDSU has offered recycling. What started as a small system has grown to encompass individual recycling bins in offices and dorm rooms. But in the world of recycling, multiple factors play a role in what can be recycled and how.

SDSU’s Southeast Research Farm Annual Meeting on Jan. 28 to Feature Latest Research

Climate trends for 2020, growing and feeding rye, fallow syndrome and more topics will be discussed at South Dakota State University’s Southeast Research Farm Annual Meeting on Jan. 28 beginning at 12:45 p.m. “We expect this to be a very good program for farmers in the southeast South Dakota area,” said Peter Sexton, SDSU Southeast Research Farm Supervisor.

Farm Credit Services of America Establishes an Endowed Faculty Position in Swine Production at South Dakota State University

Farm Credit Services of America has committed to establishing an endowed faculty position in swine production in the South Dakota State University College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. The $1.5 million gift will support the nation's first endowed position in swine production. The endowment was announced at South Dakota’s 51st Annual Pork Congress Jan.

Havard named January’s Civil Service Employee of the Month

Kimberly Havard has been named South Dakota State University’s Civil Service Employee of the Month for January. Havard, who serves as a facility worker at Hansen Hall, will be honored at 2 p.m. Jan. 30, in the Caldwell Hall lobby. “The dedication and loyalty with which she comes to work is really appreciable and out of the box,” said Ankit Kaushik, a student co-worker of Havard’s.