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Survey asks how community events affect Brookings residents

Events, such as the Brookings Summer Arts Festival, the Fourth of July celebration and Hobo Day, attract visitors to the Brookings community—that’s the goal. Vendors and hotels reap financial benefits and the events themselves enrich the lives of all residents, but more people can also mean more traffic and more trash, according to South Dakota State University assistant professor Xu Li of the De

SDSU mechanical engineering student receives SMART Scholarship

Ryan Fouts, a senior in mechanical engineering from Moville, Iowa, received the prestigious SMART scholarship from the U.S. Department of Defense.

2020 South Dakota Nutrient Research and Education Council Request for Pre-Proposals

The South Dakota Nutrient Research and Education Council (SD NREC) is looking for researchers to submit proposals for 2020. Proposals for the research funding must be submitted no later than Aug. 16 and the funding cycle for the projects will be from Jan. 1, 2020 to Dec.

New tool uses swine respiratory cells to study influenza viruses

Scientists can now use cell cultures from the tissues of swine nasal passages, tracheas and lungs to study any of the four influenza viruses—A, B, C or D, thanks to the new tool that SDSU researchers developed.

Brookings Economic Development Corporation awarded $35,000 grant for Business Innovation Summit

Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) has received a USDA Rural Business Development Grant to hold a day-long event that will help existing businesses and entrepreneurs remain competitive in the next generation economy.  The Business Innovation Summit will feature keynote speaker Mitch Ditkoff.

Database will enhance public safety during wildfires

A national address database with geographical coordinates, known as address point data, will improve wildfire public safety, according to Dapeng Li, an assistant professor of geographic information science.

Van Den Top first SDSU student to receive international research award

Trevor Van Den Top, who is pursuing his doctorate in biology and microbiology, is the first South Dakota State University student to receive an international research award at the 13th Workshop on Cyanobacteria in Boulder, Colorado.

Karla Trautman Named SDSU Extension Director

Karla Trautman has been named the director of SDSU Extension at South Dakota State University. She has served as the interim director of SDSU Extension since 2016. “I am very excited about Karla accepting the permanent role as director of SDSU Extension following her very successful service as the interim director.

IR surpasses expectations with 500,000 downloads

South Dakota State University’s scholarly output is getting into the hands of researchers through the school’s institutional repository—and at a rate faster than anticipated. The IR hit 500,000 downloads of SDSU documents this past April, less than four years after it launched. The IR is a website that provides public access to academic materials created by SDSU departments, faculty, staff and s

South Dakota State University Hosts the Third Year of Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates Summer Program

  Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates program is in its third year at South Dakota State University. The National Institute of Food and Agriculture funded REEU Fellowship Program is a two-year program available to students of freshmen and sophomore year status.