South Dakota State University (SDSU) was established in 1881 in Brookings, South Dakota. Today, SDSU has nearly nearly 12,000 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. SDSU is known for its academic departments of agriculture, engineering, nursing and pharmacy. SDSU's Web site is more oriented towards students and prospective students.
Scientist tracks Indonesian carbon emissions
An ill-fated plan to convert nearly 2.5 million acres of Kalimantan peat swamp forest into rice paddies has contributed to Indonesia becoming the third-largest emitter of carbon, according to SDSU professor Mark Cochrane, ...
Researchers find that rare lady beetles prefer traditional diet
(PhysOrg.com) -- Experts from South Dakota State University and the nearby North Central Agricultural Research Laboratory watched helplessly as a colony of rare, captive lady beetles was lost in 2008, then teetered on the ...
Working toward drought-tolerant wheat
South Dakota State University scientists must develop varieties of wheat that can tolerate drought, according to molecular biologist Jai Rohila, assistant professor of biology and microbiology. That is the key to making agriculture ...
New "normals" give an updated look at weather patterns
The yardstick for comparing temperature and precipitation to what is normal for South Dakota has changed thanks to an updated set of long-term averages.
The evolution of ethanol: Promising new research goes beyond corn
Fueling up your car with ethanol produced from blue-green algae may sound far-fetched. But Bill Gibbons, a professor and researcher in SDSUs Department of Biology and Microbiology, says it is close to reality ...
Drought response in grapes studied
A student's scholarship-winning project at South Dakota State University may help scientists better understand how grapes and other plants respond to drought.
Using duck eggs to track climate change
Julie DeJong cant set foot on the ground of an Oregon marsh to gather duck eggs on a spring day in 1875.
SDSU scientists help retrieve more ice from West Antarctica
(Phys.org)—A slice of ice from 17,500 years ago can help scientists figure out how the Earth came out of the Ice Age and how climate change can happen in the future, according to South Dakota State University Professor ...
Researchers: Twitter can increase student engagement, boost grades
(PhysOrg.com) -- Tweet this: Using a social networking platform such as Twitter as a tool in university courses can increase student engagement and boost grades.
Exploring new drug treatment for addictions
South Dakota State University researchers have demonstrated for the first time that a plant-derived compound used to treat nicotine addiction also has significant effects against alcohol addiction.