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Biomaterial may help repair, replace damaged corneas

A patented biomaterial developed by South Dakota State University associate professor Gudiseva Chandrasekher has the potential to repair corneal damage and to create corneal implants.

NSF research leads Minnesota native to SDSU doctoral program

A love for chemistry combined with an aptitude for machines led Princeton, Minnesota, native Kyle Burch to do undergraduate research on anti-counterfeiting technologies in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at South Dakota State University. That experience gave him the opportunity to continue working on the new technology as a graduate research assistant while pursuing a Ph.D.

Community Development program offers options for a variety of learners

The School of Psychology, Sociology and Rural Studies, formed in July 2021, offers a variety of majors to fit the lifestyle of different students. One of those programs, the master’s in sociology with a specialization in community development, is offered completely online. The master’s program is in partnership with the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GPIDEA).

New study examines mental health in the military

Mental health is an important part of being human. For service members, military life can add extra stressors that put a strain on mental health.

Society of Physics Students honors SDSU chapter

Another year, another honor from the Society of Physics Students for South Dakota State University.   For the fourth-straight year, South Dakota State University’s Society of Physics Students chapter was named an outstanding chapter.

SDSU accounts for 45% of Board of Regents' overall economic impact

South Dakota State University accounts for 45% of the overall economic impact of public higher education in South Dakota, according to a study recently released by the South Dakota Board of Regents using FY19 data.   The six degree-granting regental institutions and the BOR office produce an annual economic impact of $2.1 billion, while sustaining more than 12,000 jobs.

SDSU Recognized for 20 Top Programs in the U.S.

Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for online/on-campus program rankings and higher education planning, has included South Dakota State University in its list of programs assessed for 2022.

Compelling Review on Ketene N,O Acetal Synthesis

Congratulations to Timothy Paris regarding an elegant review on Ketene N, O-acetals synthesis. Ketene N, O-acetals are robust and versatile synthons. Herein, we outline the synthesis of stable ketene N, O-acetals in the twenty-first century.

Synthesis Surrounding the Synthesis of α-Ketoacetals is Featured on the Cover of JOC

Work performed by Timothy Paris was once again featured on the cover of the Journal of Organic Chemistry, congratulations Tim! A one-step synthesis of α-ketoacetals via electrophilic etherification of α-alkoxy enolates and monoperoxyacetals can be found at the following link: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.joc.1c01588. 

Precision ag research initiatives to build innovation ecosystem

Using precision agriculture and natural resource data to increase the efficiency, profitability and sustainability of crop and livestock production—that vision is driving research initiatives to build an ecosystem to fuel innovation that benefits the state’s largest industry. The momentum and excitement surrounding the Raven Precision Agriculture Center, which opened in fall 2021, has triggered e