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Could spent coffee grounds provide an alternative to plastic packaging?

A new study from Srinivas Janaswamy has revealed how spent coffee grounds can be made into biodegradable films—material that could one day replace plastics.

State grad Schulte to be honored by power industry

Robert Schulte, a 1974 South Dakota State University graduate, will be honored as the recipient of the 2023 Wayne E. Knabach Award for Excellence in Power by the Center for Power Systems Studies at South Dakota State University Oct.

SDSU researchers working to restore native plants to national parks

Lora Perkins, associate professor in South Dakota State University's Department of Natural Resource Management, is working with the National Park Service on a three-year, $900,000 project to restore native plants to the national parks, memorials and monuments of the northern Great Plains.

Faculty Research Spotlight: Larry Leigh

Since 2019, Larry Leigh has been the director of South Dakota State University's Image Processing Lab, continuing a tradition of excellence that started with Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering Dennis Helder. But if things had gone according to plan, Leigh's life might be completely different.

Lohr College of Engineering announces endowed positions

Two electrical engineering faculty members have been awarded endowed positions within the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering at South Dakota State University.  The addition of Junjian Qi and Tim Hansen brings to six the number of endowed positions in the college.  Endowed faculty receive a salary stipend and additional funding for their research.

Larson becomes first to hold Kemp endowment at SDSU

Christine Larson has been named as the inaugural holder of the Kemp Endowed Professorship in Honors Mathematics at South Dakota State University. Larson, a professor, has been on the SDSU math faculty since 1992. She also becomes the first SDSU faculty member to hold an official appointment within the Van D. and Barbara B.

Barriers to adopting precision agriculture practices

Precision agriculture technologies help optimize returns on crops and livestock while using resources as efficiently as possible.

SDSU to improve electrical grids in rural communities

Through a four-year, $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, South Dakota State University will partner with universities from the far-corners of the United States to improve electrical grids with an emphasis on underserved, rural communities.

FGCF's new microscope expands opportunities for researchers

A new confocal microscope in South Dakota State University's Functional Genomics Core Facility (FGCF) expands both the research capacity and opportunities within the lab, said Ryan Hanson, assistant professor in the Department of Biology and Microbiology and coordinator of the FGCF. ...

SDSU announces ’23 Distinguished Alumni

From football to physics, six graduates who have gained prominence in their field have been selected for the 2023 Class of Distinguished Alumni by the South Dakota State University Alumni Association. They are: • Gerald Blazey, Class of ’79, DeKalb, Illinois • Tim Czmowski, Class of ’85, Sioux Falls • Jeff Eckhoff, Class of ’82, Sioux Falls • Ann Progulske-Fox, Class of ’74, Gainesville, Flor...