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Helder named SDSU Distinguished Engineer

Retired researcher and faculty member Dennis Helder, of Volga, has been selected as the 2023 Distinguished Engineer at South Dakota State University. Helder will become the 146th inductee into the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering’s list of Distinguished Engineers since Dean Junis O. Storry began the award in 1977. He will be honored at an April 26 engineering banquet at Club 71 in Dana J.

SDSU’s Phlebotomy Certificate offers students unique opportunities in healthcare

Deirdre Cross is a Human Biology major at South Dakota State University, also pursuing minors in Chemistry and Health Education. She is on a Pre-Physician’s Assistant track, with plans to become a PA after graduation.

SDSU Poll explores trust in physicians, COVID-19 booster shots

The COVID-19 pandemic is three years old, and two researchers at South Dakota State University have begun exploring the prevailing effects of the 21st century's defining event thus far.   David Wiltse, an associate professor of political science, and Filip Viskupic, an assistant professor of political science, collectively make up the SDSU Poll, a nonpartisan research unit that analyzes issues of...

College of Nursing receives grant to increase number of qualified nurse preceptors

South Dakota State University's College of Nursing is partnering with Montana State University through a four-year, nearly $4 million grant to increase the number of skilled, qualified clinical nursing faculty and preceptors in the region.  The funding is from the Health Resources and Services Administration of the United State Department of Health and Human Services.  The project, titled "The...

Hansen awarded prestigious pharmacy scholarship

South Dakota State University pharmacy student Madisen “Maddi” Hansen, of Watertown, has received a prestigious national scholarship through the Kappa Epsilon pharmacy fraternity. Hansen is one of five recipients of the $1,000 Zada M. Cooper Scholarship for 2023.

New Faculty Feature: Chuck Provencio

Last semester, South Dakota State University’s School of Health and Consumer Sciences—housed in the College of Education and Human Sciences—welcomed a new assistant professor to the sport and recreation management program.  While Chuck Provencio may be a new face for many, it’s actually Provencio’s second go-round on SDSU’s campus. ...

SDSU pharmacy student honored nationally

Ellie Balken, a South Dakota State University pharmacy student, has received a couple major recognitions from the nation’s largest and oldest association of pharmacists in the United States. Balken, of Dilworth, Minnesota, was one of four students to receive the Student Leadership Award from the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists and one of six students chosen for its...

Amanda Husted: Future play therapist

More often than not, the story about how someone figured out what they want to do—with their life or their career—is quite interesting. When a person is passionate about what they do, the “how I got to where I am” can even be inspiring.   For Amanda Husted, a graduate student and teaching assistant in the Van D. and Barbara B.

Basu to develop nasal spray and oral inhaler testing platform

Saikat Basu, an assistant professor in South Dakota State University's Department of Mechanical Engineering, was awarded a one-year, $99,710 grant to develop and design a digital platform that will assess the targeted delivery of a wide range of nasal spray and oral inhaler products.    The grant comes by way of the recently established Haarberg Center for Drug, Disease and Delivery Exploratory Gr...

Fu using AI to predict traffic delay times

Congested roads, highways and interstates are a frustrating result of traffic incidents that can cause longer-than-expected travel times for motorists.