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NSF project to build farmers’ confidence in precision ag technologies

Building farmer’s confidence in precision agriculture technologies is the goal of a National Science project led by Maaz Gardezi, an assistant professor of sociology and rural studies and an affiliate faculty of natural resource management at South Dakota State.

NSF grant puts spin in semiconductor materials

Associate physics professor Parashu Kharel received a three-year, nearly $160,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop and test new semiconductor materials.

SDSU joins the IIE Scholar Rescue Fund Alliance

South Dakota State University has been invited by the Institute of International Education, a global network of partners offering practical support to scholars threatened by war and persecution, as an inaugural member. The IIE-Scholar Rescue Fund Alliance launched in August 2020 to expand the efforts of IIE and its partners to assist the unprecedented number of threatened and displaced scholars g

Animal Science Graduate Students Receive International Research Awards

Two South Dakota State University graduate students in the Animal Science Department received top honors at the International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST) research competition held virtually this summer.

SDSU researchers need help locating civet cats

Assistant professor Rob Lonsinger and doctoral student Kara White of the Department of Natural Resource Management are gathering information on the Eastern spotted skunk, commonly known as a civet cat.

New Center of Excellence to Advance Bison Research, Knowledge

Collaborative Commitment among South Dakota State University, Bison Organizations The future of America’s national mammal continued to brighten this week as officials from South Dakota State University, the National Bison Association and the National Buffalo Foundation formally launched the Center of Excellence for Bison Studies, to be headquartered at SDSU’s West River Research and Extension f

South Dakota State University’s Northeast Research Farm Offers Virtual Field Day Content

Due to health concerns surrounding COVID-19, the South Dakota State University Northeast Research Farm Field Day content is available to the public via a virtual format this year.

NIH project seeks to improve cancer-fighting therapeutics

Professor Adam Hoppe is working with researchers at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom to improve the effectiveness of antibody therapeutics designed to fight cancer and target autoimmune disorders, such as multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Study seeks to increase adoption of soil conservation practices

Farmers who make soil health a priority are more likely to rotate three or more crops and to graze livestock on cropland, according to a survey of producers in South Dakota, North Dakota and Nebraska. The survey examined why some agricultural producers prioritize soil health and how to encourage more producers to adopt these conservation practices, according to assistant professor Tong Wang of So

Sun Grant project explores adding cellulose fibers to asphalt

Assistant professor Rouzbeh Ghabchi led a Sun Grant study to determine whether cellulose fibers, harvested from agricultural residue and forest byproducts, can be integrated into asphalt pavement mixtures.