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ASCE chapter named best in region

For the first time since 2011, South Dakota State University’s student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers has been named the top one in the region. The region has 23 chapters in the region, which stretches from Colorado to Missouri and South Dakota to Kansas, according to Zach Gutzmer, a faculty member in the Jerome J.

Chemicals from corn may bond durable plastic materials

Chemicals extracted from corn may one day be used to produce durable, heat-resistant plastic parts, thanks to research conducted by Distinguished Professor Kasiviswanathan Muthukumarappan.

Engels wins College of Natural Sciences' video competition

The College of Natural Sciences recently held a competition to create 60-second videos about COVID-19.

SDSU repeats as the safest campus in South Dakota ranked South Dakota State University as the state's safest college campus for the second-straight year. The entire ranking is available at “South Dakota State University has ranked as the safest college campus in South Dakota, a recognition it also earned in 2019.

SDSU planning for fall semester launch

South Dakota State University will resume normal fall operations on campus, including face-to-face teaching and learning, as announced today by the South Dakota Board of Regents. Fall semester classes are scheduled to begin Aug.

USDA/NIFA Grants Available for New Beginnings for Tribal Students

Grant applications for the New Beginning for Tribal Students are now available from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The grant authorizes the USDA to match state funding for programs at land-grant colleges or universities that support American Indian students. The authorization is capped at $5 million per year and $500,000 per state.

South Dakota State University to hold virtual commencement May 9

South Dakota State University will hold its 2020 commencement ceremonies virtually May 9. There are a series of three videos, each representing the different commencement ceremonies set to take place. The commencement videos (all Central time) will be released about 30 minutes prior to these times: 10 a.m., Undergraduate students receiving degrees from the College of Agriculture, Food and Env

Meet the Commencement Speakers: Selene Renes

Selene Renes is a big fan of South Dakota State University, in more ways than one. The civil engineering student from Harrisburg has had several opportunities to show that spirit during her time at State.

Open PRAIRIE surpasses 1 million downloads

South Dakota State University’s Open PRAIRIE surpassed the 1 millionth download Wednesday. More than 500,000 of those have come in the past 12 months. Open PRAIRIE (Public Research Access Institutional Repository and Information Exchange) is an open-access, online repository that started in 2015. The repository is maintained by the Hilton M.

Jackrabbit Journey Scholarship is now available in fall 2020

South Dakota State University announced today the Jackrabbit Journey Scholarship will be awarded starting for the fall 2020 semester, rather than fall 2021 as previously announced. The Jackrabbit Journey Scholarship will provide financial assistance to students who have earned dual credits from SDSU and enroll at SDSU for the fall 2020 semester following high school graduation. “We are very exci