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Electrical engineering / New department head not new to SDSU

When India native Siddharth “Sid” Suryanarayanan stepped into Crothers Engineering Hall at South Dakota State University for a job interview in late 2019, the electrical engineering researcher and educator felt he was on familiar ground. He has been connected to campus for several years thanks to collaborative research with assistant professor Timothy Hansen and associate professor Reinaldo Tonko

Ph.D. in mechanical engineering to start in August

A doctor of philosophy in mechanical engineering degree has been in the works for some time at South Dakota State University’s Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering.

New satellite data to improve burning emissions model

Professor Xiaoyang Zhang will improve the accuracy of the global biomass burning emissions model through a new three-year, $310,000 grant from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration.

Anand receives 2020 International Dairy Foods Association Research Award in Dairy Foods Processing

Despite recently receiving the 2020 International Dairy Foods Association Research Award in Dairy Foods Processing at the American Dairy Science Association® Virtual Annual Meeting, South Dakota State University professor Sanjeev Anand is not resting on his laurels and has many more research ideas underway. The IDFA is the sponsor of this ADSA award, which Anand said is the highest research award

SDSU scientist extracts cellulose from cornstalks

Assistant professor Srinivas Janaswamy is extracting cellulose from corn stover and solubilizing it to make strong, biodegradable films.

Patricia Johnson retires after 33 years of dedicated work in range science

The second woman in the world to be hired into a range science faculty position, Patricia Johnson served as an essential educator and impactful researcher at South Dakota State University for 33 years. “Pat has been a trailblazer and a role model for women in her discipline throughout her career,” said Dr.

Plant science doctoral student named recipient of national sunflower scholarship

Ruchika Ruchika, a graduate student in the South Dakota State University Department of Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science, is the recipient of this year's $5,000 Curtis Stern Memorial Scholarship administered by the National Sunflower Association.

SDSU, Capital Services expand fellowship program

Capitalizing on a postgraduate fellowship, South Dakota State University graduate Ryan Burton has established himself within one of South Dakota’s leading financial firms. Burton, of Sioux Falls, serves as portfolio analytics and risk director at Capital Services in Sioux Falls, a position he has held since 2018, seven years after joining Capital in 2011.

Engineering students rebound for virtual contest

Disappointment was only a temporary setback for a group of South Dakota State University students hoping to place high in an engineering contest. SDSU already had a team of 18 students signed up to compete in human-powered vehicle contests in East Lansing, Michigan, and Perry, Georgia, in April when the COVID-19 pandemic arrived and put an end to public gatherings as well as in-person teaching.

ASCE chapter named best in region

For the first time since 2011, South Dakota State University’s student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers has been named the top one in the region. The region has 23 chapters in the region, which stretches from Colorado to Missouri and South Dakota to Kansas, according to Zach Gutzmer, a faculty member in the Jerome J.