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Two South Dakota State University researchers are developing an energy management system that will help utility companies decrease peak-time power usage and pass those savings on to their participating customers. Zhen Ni and Tim Hansen, assistant professors in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, received a one-year,...

Resistance to wheat streak mosaic virus is one of the characteristics South Dakota State University researchers hope to transfer from sea wheatgrass into bread wheat through a two-year U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant. Sea wheatgrass is a distant relative of wheat. Associate Professor Wanlong Li of...

Lisa VandeKieftLisa VandeKieft has been named South Dakota State University’s July Civil Service Employee of the Month. A reception honoring her will start at 3 p.m. July 27 at Faciliies and Services on campus.
VandeKieft, who has worked in Facilities and Services since June 2011, is a custodial services supervisor II.
In letters of support,...

Lisa MarotzDavid L. Wright, who leads South Dakota State University’s Department of Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science, has announced Lisa Marotz ’89 as director of McCrory Gardens effective July 1. Marotz will oversee the McCrory Gardens Education and Visitor Center and the botanical gardens. She will manage its strategic business,...

South Dakota State University will offer new undergraduate management degrees in two fields predicted to have strong job growth in the future. The South Dakota Board of Regents approved bachelor degree programs in leadership and management of nonprofit organizations, as well as in conservation planning and park management.
The nonprofit...

Make your appointments now for the Residual ACT! Call 605-688-6460 for more information and to make an appointment for the exam. The Testing Center will be administering the residual ACT on Monday, July 31st at 9:00 am. Please arrive by 8:30 to get registered. The cost is $55. A $20 registration charge is required to reserve your seat and $35 is...

Jon Puetz and Sheila Stanley deliver one of their four presentations to members of the S.D. Associated General Contractors.South Dakota State University Engineering Extension and South Dakota OSHA On-Site Consultation recently provided South Dakota contractors with educational information on a variety of safety and health issues at construction...

When it comes to asphalt, how well the layers stick together affects the durability of the road, according to assistant civil engineering professor Rouzbeh Ghabchi. That’s why tack coat—the substance that bonds those layers together—is important. Ghabchi will help the South Dakota Department of Transportation develop guidelines on tack coat...

Larger, heavier wheat kernels—that’s how associate professor Wanlong Li of the SDSU Department of Biology and Microbiology seeks to increase wheat production. Through a three-year, $930,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant, Li is collaborating with Bing Yang, an associate professor in genetics, development and cell biology at Iowa State, to...

South Dakota State University’s Robert McTaggart, an associate professor in the Department of Physics, has been awarded a 10-week Summer Faculty Fellowship by the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center to collaborate with researchers in Huntsville, Alabama, on the uses of neutron detection in space. He starts May 30. The primary use of the neutron...