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College of Natural Sciences

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Biology and Microbiology 

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Chemistry and Biochemistry 


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The College of Natural Sciences provides a robust, integrative academic experience to foster student success, opportunities to explore the frontiers of knowledge through advanced innovative research and demonstrates excellence in accordance with the South Dakota State University’s land-grant mission.

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Jaime Lopez received an NSF Early Career Award

High school students to join SDSU professor in DNA research

SDSU faculty member Jaime Lopez has received a National Science Foundation Early Career Development Award of nearly $1 million.

SDSU researcher to study community wildfire evacuation planning

SDSU researcher Dapeng Li has secured a $200,000 National Science Foundation grant to do research on community wildfire evacuation planning.

South Dakota State recognizes student works at URSCAD

South Dakota State University held its annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Day April 12 in the University Student Union’s Volstorff Ballroom.