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.
'Genetic road map' of biofuels crop drafted by researchers
The first rough draft of a "genetic road map" of a biomass crop, prairie cordgrass, is giving scientists an inside look at the genes of one of the crops that may help produce the next generation of biofuels.
Scientists offer new knowledge on 're-discovered' switchgrass moth
(PhysOrg.com) -- South Dakota State University scientists and their colleagues elsewhere are adding to what is known about an insect "re-discovered" in switchgrass research plots at SDSU.
Building mathematical models for cancer treatments
(PhysOrg.com) -- South Dakota State University mathematicians are helping doctors of the Mayo Clinic build mathematical models to fine-tune an innovative strategy to treat cancer.
Ethanol co-product boosts nutrition in Asian flatbread
(PhysOrg.com) -- South Dakota State University research shows a traditional Asian flatbread called chapathi, or chapati, gets a big boost in protein and fiber when fortified with food-grade distillers grains.
Re-using enzymes in industry
(PhysOrg.com) -- A South Dakota State University scientist is exploring ways to re-use enzymes in processes such as making cellulosic ethanol.
Nitrogen loss expected with heavy rainfall
After 2 to 6 inches of rain fell on most of central South Dakota - and more in isolated areas - in the last couple weeks; South Dakota State University Extension Soil Specialist, Ron Gelderman, says some fields may experience ...
Project could help colonize space
Humans may move one step closer to colonizing space thanks to a new research project that NASA is funding at South Dakota State University, the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and Oglala Lakota College.
Breeding procedure speeds up winter wheat variety development
Agricultural producers and waterfowl will benefit from a project at South Dakota State University that uses an innovative plant-breeding technique to shave perhaps two years off the time needed to produce winter wheat varieties ...
Soybean aphids starting to increase
The increase in soybean aphid numbers means producers should step up scouting efforts, but they also should take caution to avoid unnecessary spraying.
Photovoltaic invention brings inventor acclaim
(PhysOrg.com) -- An invention by a South Dakota State University engineer could improve alternative energy technologies by making it easier for scientists to test new devices.