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Engineering students to build human-carrying drone

Engineering students at South Dakota State University are designing a drone large enough to carry a human for their capstone senior design project through a nearly $80,000 grant from NASA.
31-Dec-2019 12:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Helping children birth to 5 with social/emotional, developmental disorders

More than 50 mental health clinicians and 14 Head Start teachers are increasing their ability to help young children experiencing social and emotional difficulties, thanks to training provided through the South Dakota Early Childhood Mental Health...
4-Dec-2019 12:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Flavonoid metabolite helps prevent colorectal cancer

Researchers have found that 2,4,6-trihydroxybenzoic acid, one of the compounds produced when the body metabolizes or breaks down flavonoids, can inhibit cancer cell growth under specific conditions.
2-Dec-2019 11:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Mass producing parts for cyanide field detector

Designing the components so a cyanide detector can be mass produced requires expertise in injection molding—and going with a local company has major advantages for researchers.
7-Nov-2019 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Access to medications to treat opioid addiction changes lives

Increasing the number of providers who receive specialized training to provide medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction can help save lives.
31-Oct-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Improving ecology restoration outcomes

Taking into account the target species, their interactions with existing species and the site’s environmental conditions may increase the success of restoration projects.
30-Oct-2019 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Using 'green' approach to manage stormwater runoff

Soil and plants, strategically placed, can help reduce stormwater runoff—and, in the long run, help relieve pressure on the city drainage system. However, engaging city officials and community members is integral to implementing these techniques.
18-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Developing engineering identity may be key to student success

Students who identify themselves as engineers early in their educational careers are more likely to complete their college degrees. Developing that engineering identity may help increase student diversity.
15-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Training rehabilitation counselors

Counselors who are specially trained to provide adjustment services to people with disability help their clients find gainful employment.
27-Nov-2019 3:40 PM EST

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Maintaining reliability, resilience while integrating renewable energy

Energy generated by solar panels and wind turbines interfaces to the electricity grid using power electronic converters—but how will these converter-based and traditional-based control systems interact to ensure voltage and frequency stability?
20-Nov-2019 1:45 PM EST

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Nurse-researcher to help develop tribal palliative care programs

Delivering palliative care to rural, frontier areas is difficult, but the lack of infrastructure makes developing programs for three Northern Plains Indian tribes even more challenging.
13-Nov-2019 5:00 PM EST

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Expanding Role of RNs to Serve Rural Communities

To address the shortage of health-care professionals in rural and underserved areas, nurse-researchers are helping rural clinics more fully utilize registered nurses in primary care and have expanded the South Dakota State University nursing...
26-Jun-2019 4:40 PM EDT

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Ramping Corn Production for E15 Blend Using Precision Agriculture

18-Oct-2018 11:55 AM EDT

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Helping Sunflower Producers Fight Stem Canker

Fungicides can help prevent the lodging and yield loss that stem canker causes, but timing is crucial. A new disease-forecasting model that predicts stem canker risk can help.
23-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST

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Identifying Pathogens That Cause Soybean Stem Canker

Soybean diseases caused by various species of Diaporthe pathogens are on the rise and scientists are identifying the pathogens behind this increase.
2-Nov-2017 6:05 PM EDT

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More Bat Sightings Coincide with Fledglings Leaving Nest

An increased number of bat sightings in the fall coincide with young bat being encouraged to leave the nest and fend for themselves.
25-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT

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Founded in 1881, South Dakota State University is the state’s Morrill Act land-grant institution as well as its largest, most comprehensive school of higher education. SDSU confers degrees from seven different colleges representing more than 200 majors, minors and specializations. The institution also offers 36 master’s degree programs, 15 Ph.D. and two professional programs.

The work of the university is carried out on a residential campus in Brookings, at sites in Sioux Falls, Pierre and Rapid City, and through Extension offices and Agricultural Experiment Station research sites across the state.


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