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McComishes create first endowed department at SDSU

A Montana couple has endowed The McComish Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at South Dakota State University. The $5 million gift results in the university’s first endowed and named department, representing an exceptional and lasting investment.

Three win awards at Central States Communication Association conference

Two faculty members and one graduate student in the School of Communication and Journalism at South Dakota State University received recognition at Central States Communication Association annual conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on April 2-7.

SDSU a NASA finalist … again! Engineering students develop design for crater-exploring rover

Please provide a story summary.Building on the tradition of past student entries in NASA contests, another group of South Dakota State University engineering students has advanced to the finals of a NASA contest. This year’s group of five mechanical engineering students will appear before NASA judges to present their idea and prototype of a rover that can explore rugged and permanently shadowed lunar south pole craters searching for water, ice and other volatiles. They are one of 14 teams nationwide that will be in Cocoa Beach, Florida, June 10-12.

Engineering Expo to feature student projects

South Dakota State University’s Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering invites the public to the Raven Precision Agriculture Center to view engineering students’ innovative project designs. The public is welcome to attend Tuesday, April 23, from 9-10 a.m. and noon-3 p.m. with an award ceremony to follow. This event features 39 teams presenting their senior design projects.

SDSU research recognized at construction engineering and management conference

SDSU assistant professor Phuong Nguyen's research was recognized at the American Society of Civil Engineers' 2024 Construction Research Congress.

SDSU Theatre and Dance to present ‘James and the Giant Peach’

South Dakota State University Theatre and Dance will bring a popular children’s story to life with its production of “James and the Giant Peach.” Performance dates and times are April 18-20 at 7:30 p.m. and April 21 at 2 p.m. at the Oscar Larson Theatre in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center on campus. ...

Finalists named for dean of College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The search committee for the dean position at South Dakota State University’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences has named four finalists, who will be on campus for the next two weeks.

SDSU announces Mike Huether Public Service Academy

Former, current and future public servants gathered Tuesday to celebrate the creation of the Mike Huether Public Service Academy at South Dakota State University.

SDSU launches Global Career Accelerator

South Dakota State University has launched the SDSU Global Career Accelerator, a for-credit, online program for students to gain in-demand skills and real-world experience alongside peers from around the world.

Lohr to present senior recital

Eric Lohr, a senior majoring in music education, will present his senior recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14, in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center’s Founders Recital Hall on the South Dakota State University campus.