About the Division of Research and Economic Development
The Division of Research and Economic Development works closely with university researchers, business leaders and other sponsors to promote faculty expertise aimed at solving real-world problems in society and industry. The university has positioned itself as a leader in agriculture and precision agriculture, remote sensing and life sciences. The research enterprise also capitalizes on expertise in digital technology related to agriculture and resource management.
The precision agriculture initiative brings together experts from computer science, statistics, engineering, remote sensing and agriculture, as well as industry partners to increase the profitability and the sustainability of agriculture.
- Research expenditures increased by more than $4 million from $63.5 million in fiscal year 2018 to $67.6 million in fiscal year 2019. This 6.5% increase moves the university closer to its Imagine 2023 goal of increasing research productivity by 40%.
- SDSU ranked 182nd for total research and development expenditures in 2019, according to the National Science Foundation.
Virus-laden droplets increase COVID-19 severity; diversified crop rotation; gene mutation discovery; biomaterial for corneal implants
Research refines senior’s career path; NSF research leads to doctoral work; scientists improving prairie restoration; small rural businesses need internet
POET Bioproducts Institute transitions research to marketplace; compound from soybeans to improve animal health; rosemary compound may help postpartum dairy cows; new instrument to help scientists examine molecular interactions
Lopez to unravel rare genetic disorder; tummala to advance curcumin formulation; benefits of Intensively managed grazing; how cancer uses sugar to evade immune cells
Prasad receives NSF Career Award; landsat field campaign in Brookings; palliative care for cancer patients in west central South Dakota; social media use during January event
Tracking counterfeit drugs; CPIC connecting patient with resources; helping those recovering from meth addiction; learning how mRNA vaccines work
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