Dakota State University students walking around campus

Preparation + opportunity = success

That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

Majors & Degrees

List of honor students - General Beadle Statue

May 22, 2024

Spring 2024 Honors List Released

A total of 661 full-time and 188 part-time students qualified for the President’s Academic Honors list for the 2024 spring semester at Dakota State University.

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DSU game design students working during a class.

May 22, 2024

Game design for the next gen

An immersive and unique curriculum series in Dakota State University’s Computer Game Design program provides students with the opportunity to develop entire games from concept to console as a team.

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DSU doctoral students present at international symposium

May 14, 2024

DSU doctoral students present at international symposium

San Juan, Puerto Rico, has much to offer – beaches and churches, history and museums. For two Dakota State University doctoral students – Tjada Nelson and Bryan Ikei – it also offered the opportunity to share research they have conducted in Intelligent Security and Privacy.

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Logan Stratton pictured in front of a US Cyber poster featuring himself.

May 3, 2024

Stratton completes NSA Codebreaker Challenge for 4th time

Dakota State University placed 5th nationwide in the National Security Agency’s (NSA) annual 2023 Codebreaker Challenge.

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Image of Jacob Hoge's game level that won best of fall term featuring toy blocks, Lego-like toys, and a toy train running on a track.

April 30, 2024

Game Design student advances from board games to coding games

Jacob Hoge, a junior Game Design major from Lincoln, Neb., received the best game award for a fall semester project.

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Student Awards

April 25, 2024

Honored Students

Every year, we are able to celebrate the achievements of our students, those who have worked especially hard to excel and contribute to their own future as well as to the lives and progress of those around them.

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Pictured l-to-r: Coach Dr. Austin O’Brien, with team members Joshua Ganschow, Nora Sandison, and Dax Patel.

April 15, 2024

DSU programming team advances to North American Championship

Dakota State University’s International Competitive Programming Competition (ICPC) team will compete at the North American Championship in May.

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Beacom

April 10, 2024

DSU to offer accelerated degrees

Dakota State University is developing new academic options to help students enter the career field sooner.

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Future AI Generated Image

April 4, 2024

DSU to offer advanced AI degrees

Dakota State University is elevating its emerging technology offerings with advanced degrees in Artificial Intelligence. Master’s programs will begin in fall 2024.

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AI EXPO

April 4, 2024

DSU to be a sponsor for upcoming AI Expo for National Competitiveness

“SCSP’s greatest strength lies in its ability to convene, through its global reach, the wide variety of parties involved with AI and emerging technologies." President José-Marie Griffiths. DSU is pleased to be a sponsor for their upcoming AI Expo for National Competitiveness.

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Game design student drawing a cat on a tablet.

March 27, 2024

Princeton Review ranks DSU game design program in top 50 programs

The Princeton Review has named Dakota State University’s game design program among the top 50 undergraduate programs.

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The CPTC team (top row l-to-r): Gage Schacher and Coach Tyler Flaagan; (bottom row l-to-r): Merrill Newman, Daniel Sobczak, Ryan Kleffman, and Derek Manzella. Not pictured: Austen King.

March 12, 2024

CPTC team wins two awards at globals

Dakota State University’s Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition (CPTC) team competed at globals in Rochester, N.Y., winning two awards. Penetration testing helps companies and organizations know what is and isn’t vulnerable in their network. CPTC allows collegiate cybersecurity students to perform real-world penetration testing with a fictional business.

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Angela Slattery, a junior Computer Science major from Franksville, Wis., and Tristan Stapert, a senior Cyber Operations major from Tumwater, Wash.

March 7, 2024

Two join ranks of CyberCorps® scholars at DSU

Two Dakota State University students have joined the ranks of CyberCorps® scholars. This Scholarship for Service program allows students to receive financial support as they prepare to start their cybersecurity careers in the government sector.

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40 Years A Brand New Day

February 23, 2024

DSU to celebrate 40 years of technology-focused mission

On Feb. 29, 1984, then-Governor Bill Janklow signed House Bill 1357, changing Dakota State’s mission to include technology in all programs. The yearbook at the time called this “A Brand New Day.”

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Beadle Honors Students

February 22, 2024

Camaraderie is Key

At Dakota State University, the General Beadle Honors Program is a catalyst, providing students with an academically rigorous program while simultaneously enriching their lives in ways they are quick to articulate.

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Beacom Deans Cup 2024

February 15, 2024

Beacom Dean’s Cup experience is resume-builder

Dakota State University students excel in all types of cyber competitions, whether they be regional, national, or international.

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DSU student David Siemienas pictured with a blue background that has dots connected with lines.

February 14, 2024

DSU student sees latest tech at trade show

Dakota State University junior Cyber Operations major David Siemienas attended the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), an annual trade show organized by the Consumer Technology Association, in January.

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A digital globe with blue dots forming the countries and orange-red lines spreading out from the D.C. area on the America portion of the globe.

February 8, 2024

From the Great Plains to Washington, D.C.: DSU In Our Nation’s Capital

Cybersecurity and AI continue to be a focus in D.C. and nationwide, and Dakota State University is pleased to lead the conversation in these emerging areas, highlighting the importance of public-private partnerships. The Fall 2023 semester included major successes for the University in the nation’s capital.

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Gerald Auger

February 1, 2024

Gerald Auger wins Wild West Hackin’ Fest award

Gerald Auger has built his brand: Simply Cyber. Through a YouTube channel, he shares information, builds community, and helps others launch careers in cybersecurity.

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AI Quantum Computing

January 29, 2024

DSU Faculty research drives advances in AI, Quantum

Dakota State faculty are leaders in emerging fields like artificial intelligence and quantum.

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Participants of a previous Global Game Jam at DSU use a white board to develop the game they made for the 48 hour competition.

January 23, 2024

DSU hosts Global Game Jam site

Dakota State University is hosting a Global Game Jam site at The Beacom Institute of Technology from January 26-28.

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Pictured (L-to-R) Shishir Poudel, Acley Bujune, Tracey Kwarteng, William Osei-Hwere, and Nicole Claussen.

January 19, 2024

From setbacks to comebacks

A non-profit organization has helped four international students find their homes at DSU. The four students found their way to Dakota State University this year through Second Chance at Higher Education, an organization dedicated to helping international students in need of financial aid and scholarships attend universities in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

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List of honor students - DSU Campus Sunrise

January 5, 2024

2023 Fall Honors List Released

A total of 702 full-time and 183 part-time students qualified for the President’s Academic Honors list for the 2023 fall semester at Dakota State University (DSU) in Madison, S.D.

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College of Education Students

December 18, 2023

BOR approves expanding SD Advantage program

The South Dakota Board of Regents voted this week to expand its South Dakota Advantage program to include students from Minnesota, Kansas, and Missouri.

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Beadle Hall on DSU's campus.

November 16, 2023

DSU Undergraduate research grants awarded

Thirteen undergraduate students were awarded funds to complete their research projects for the 2023-24 academic year.

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DSU campus photo in fall.

November 16, 2023

DSU Graduate students awarded research grants

The Graduate Research Initiative has selected five graduate students to receive grants to conduct mentored research for the 2023-24 academic year.

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Dr. Mary Bell was recently awarded the Joint Meritorious Civilian Service Medal

November 14, 2023

Bell receives Civilian Service Medal

Bell receives Civilian Service Medal for work as an educator. Bell also part of team creating curriculum guide for NATO.

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Nato Deep

November 9, 2023

Dr. Mary Bell joined NATO DEEP Event

Dr. Mary Bell, Dean of The Beacom College, Joined NATO DEEP

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Maj. Gen. David Gaedecke

October 24, 2023

Maj. Gen. Gaedecke kicks off Distinguished Speaker Series

Dakota State University hosted Major General David Gaedecke (USAF, Retired), as the inaugural guest of The Beacom Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series.

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Connor Starrett

October 18, 2023

Starrett to reach stars through position with Space Force

Connor Starrett learned recently that he was accepted for a position with the Space Force military branch and is excited to take on a cutting-edge role.

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AT-T contributes to CybHER

October 2, 2023

AT&T contributes to CybHER

AT&T contributes to CybHER. Donations will help bridge the digital divide for students in South Dakota’s tribal nations.

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Day of Giving in studio hosts Jarod Keene and Jordan Oberg.

September 26, 2023

Day of Giving and Service successful

The Dakota State University Foundation raised over $300,000 for DSU programs and scholarships on September 14, which was Day of Giving 2023. A record-setting number of volunteers also participated in DSU’s annual Day of Service on the same day.

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DSU students hold up letters to spell out RISE UP.

September 10, 2023

Join DSU for Day of Giving

The Dakota State University Foundation invites the Madison community to RISE UP and help DSU reach the goal of raising $250,000 for Day of Giving on Thursday, Sept. 14. Day of Giving coincides with Dakota State’s homecoming celebration, Trojan Days.

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Kyle Korman

September 10, 2023

Professors Find AI Most Useful for Lesson Plans, Discussions

Now quite acquainted with generative AI tools, educators at several U.S. universities have found them most helpful for guiding class discussions, fleshing out lesson plans and teaching about AI as an emerging technology.

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Jonathan Lancelot, DSU student, with the DSU/AI Sweden Exchange program.

August 29, 2023

Summer exchange program provides valuable AI workplace skills

In the AI Sweden and Dakota State University's Exchange program, students will work with three international exchange students between AI Sweden and DSU.

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Pictured are the 2023 Ag Bowl Captains of Johnson Farms, Charlie, Aaron, Kevin, Jordan, and Allan.

August 28, 2023

Johnson Farms named 2023 Ag Bowl Captains

This year’s Ag Bowl Captains are members of Johnson Farms from Madison. These humble farmers are part of the partnership between ag and education that has been part of the region’s past, present, and future.

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DSU U.S. Cyber Team

July 28, 2023

DSU inspires through US Cyber Team

Students and alumni from Dakota State University are competing against the world as members of the U.S. Cyber Team.

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This news report is from Senator Rounds' office.

July 27, 2023

DSU President Moderates AI Briefing for All Senators

President Griffiths served as the moderator for an all-Senate briefing on AI technology on July 26. This educational event will help leaders and policy makers better understand this changing technology that will impact the world.

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Tony Rizi

July 19, 2023

Rizi awarded amateur radio scholarship

Tony Rizi is passionate about exploring the world of amateur radio and digital communications and inspiring and shaping the future of wireless technology.

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Campus at sunset

July 18, 2023

DSU announces spring 2023 graduates

Dakota State University in Madison, S.D. celebrates spring 2023 graduates. The 279 graduates earned a total of 357 degrees, 36 associate degrees, 216 baccalaureate degrees, 42 master’s degrees and 9 earned doctoral degrees. Additionally, 52 undergraduate certificates and 2 graduate certificates were earned.

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FBLA competitors at National FBLA Competition. Pictured (l-to-r): Garrett Leiseth, Justice Forster, Jacob Stricherz, Cooper Vincent, Kalani Mangin, Advisor Dr. Yenling Chang, and Ephrata Yared Feyissa.

July 17, 2023

DSU FBLA members place at nationals

Five of the six DSU students who competed at the 2023 FBLA National Leadership Conference placed in the top 10.

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National Cyber Scholars

June 28, 2023

DSU students named National Cyber Scholars

In addition to taking their cutting-edge academic courses, many take advantage of DSU’s encouraging environment to build on that foundation and participate in additional learning and scholarship opportunities.

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Dakota State University (DSU) has earned a gold honor from The 44th Annual Telly Awards for its International Cybersecurity Challenge video.

June 27, 2023

DSU Wins Gold in 44th Annual Telly Awards

Dakota State University (DSU) has earned a gold honor from The 44th Annual Telly Awards for its International Cybersecurity Challenge video.

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Dr. Pat Engebretson, Dean of The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

June 26, 2023

DSU updates agreement with Cryptologic University

Dakota State University and the National Security Agency’s National Cryptologic University (NCU) have entered into an articulation agreement which was approved at the March 2023 Board of Regents’ meeting. This agreement refines a 2015 partnership between the two entities.

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List of honor students with DSU Seal

May 17, 2023

2023 Spring Honors List Released

A total of 595 full-time and 205 part-time students qualified for the President’s Academic Honors list for the 2023 spring semester at Dakota State University (DSU) in Madison, S.D.

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Image of East Hall on DSU's campus in spring

May 5, 2023

FBLA students to compete at nationals

Six DSU students will represent Dakota State University and the state of South Dakota at the national DSU FBLA-Collegiate competition.

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Dr. David Kenley

May 4, 2023

DSU diploma is a Ticket to Ride

Dakota State University’s spring graduates will learn how their DSU diploma is a “ticket to ride,” in the commencement address from Dr. David Kenley.

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Dr. Ashley Podhradsky Of Dakota State University

May 3, 2023

Women Reshaping The Cybersecurity Industry

Women Reshaping The Cybersecurity Industry: Dr. Ashley Podhradsky Of Dakota State University On The Five Things You Need To Create A Highly Successful Career In The Cybersecurity Industry

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Jonathan Lancelot is developing a graduate research project with his Tesla into a new company for object detection.

May 2, 2023

A business idea is born from a research project

Jonathan Lancelot is developing a graduate research project with his Tesla into a new company for object detection.

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NSA Codebreaker Challenge

April 13, 2023

‘Fun’ Codebreaker Challenge

The NSA’s annual Codebreaker Challenge is fun, but also a great way to put students’ skills to the test in a real-world simulation. About 100 DSU students took part in the 2022 event, placing DSU 7th in the national event. Four completed all the challenges.

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DakotaCon 2023 Conquest Laptop

April 6, 2023

Students drive return of DakotaCon

DakotaCon was a wildly popular security conference hosted for many years at Dakota State.

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artificial intelligence

April 5, 2023

Can AI Tools Like ChatGPT Replace Computer Programmers?

Despite the fast-evolving capabilities of AI chatbots to write code as well as human language, many computer science educators see significant limits for these tools in accuracy, security and copyright infringement.

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Special Competitive Studies Project (SCSP)

March 21, 2023

SCSP to lead NatSecTech event at Dakota State

DSU to host workshop on techno-economic competition. SCSP to lead NatSecTech event at Dakota State.

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Conner-Starrett_AirForceCadet

March 13, 2023

Family Ties to Service

DSU student Connor Starrett was one of three area Air Force cadets chosen to attend an Air Force symposium. He is following in his family’s footsteps with a military career, and wants to do all he can to help other people through his service.

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Chatbot

March 13, 2023

Will AI Chatbots Raise Digital Equity Concerns for Students?

Some ed-tech experts say the need to close the digital divide will only grow more urgent as Internet-based artificial intelligence tools become commonplace in schools and universities.

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CCDC-Team-23

March 3, 2023

Competition Skills

The DSU CCDC team is headed to the national competition in April after winning the At Large region. This experience gives students a variety of skills that are very applicable to the real world.

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Tutors

February 28, 2023

Certified Tutors love their job

Gage Schacher and Jess Tarr, tutors with the DSU Trojan Tutoring Center are now CRLA certified. Both love the job, and enjoy helping student learners and seeing them progress.

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MadLabs

February 27, 2023

This South Dakota university is cybersecurity’s next powerhouse

With partnerships at the federal, state, and local levels, Dakota State University provides students and faculty "breadth and depth" in research opportunities and potential career paths.

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ARL-SiouxFalls

February 27, 2023

Dakota State Partners With NSA, Puts $90M into Cyber Research

Dakota State University is partnering with the National Security Agency and investing heavily in recruiting, research and facilities in order to build a regional hub for cybersecurity studies and workforce development.

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Boyd-SRI

February 24, 2023

Practical research leads to professional internship

Joseph Boyd’s research project has led to a summer internship opportunity, and could possibly lead to a career as well. Robert Richardson is Boyd’s faculty mentor for the research.

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Campus photo in the snow featuring the campus archway, East Hall, and an evergreen tree

February 21, 2023

DSU Fall 2022 graduates

Dakota State University in Madison, S.D. celebrates Fall 2022 graduates. The 171 graduates earned a total of 195 degrees, 13 associate degrees, 104 baccalaureate degrees, 54 master’s degrees and 2 earned doctoral degrees.

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Kooistra

February 15, 2023

Kooistra named COO & General Counsel of DSU-ARC

Sioux Falls City Attorney Stacy Kooistra has accepted a new position as the Chief Operations Officer and General Counsel for the Dakota State University-Applied Research Corporation (DSU-ARC).

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White board with notes for a game created during the 2019 Global Game Jam

January 31, 2023

Global Game Jam site at DSU

Dakota State University will be hosting a Global Game Jam site from Friday, February 3 at 5 p.m. to Sunday, February 5 at 5 p.m. in The Beacom Institute of Technology.

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Kemal-Kramer

January 17, 2023

Real-life tweet provides real-life research opportunity

Amir Kemal was inspired by a real-life tweet to do some real-life research on Twitter fake domains.

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code design image with streaks of lights and numbers

January 11, 2023

Securing information through cryptography

Cryptography is the effort to try to secure information, explained Spanier, Associate Professor in The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences.

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DSU student working in DSU's Madlabs® building

January 10, 2023

DSU and NSA education partnership offers opportunities

Dakota State University is now in partnership with the National Security Agency through an Educational Partnership Agreement (EPA). This agreement was approved at the December Board of Regents meeting.

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List of honor students with DSU Seal

January 10, 2023

2022 Fall Honors List Released

A total of 594 full-time and 195 part-time students qualified for the President’s Academic Honors list for the 2022 fall semester at Dakota State University (DSU) in Madison, S.D.

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Johanna Coffey is a first-generation college student.

January 10, 2023

Ask the questions

Johanna Coffey can ask a family member questions about the college process, but the DSU sophomore said any of the friendly people at the university can help.

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InspiredMinds22

December 20, 2022

Griffiths one of 50 influential women in AI

Dakota State University President José-Marie Griffiths has been named to the InspiredMinds! Community’s top 50 most influential women in 2022.

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Palmieri

December 7, 2022

Palmieri wants to be on cybersecurity ‘front lines’

DSU student commencement speaker demonstrates integrity . Janessa Palmieri doesn’t even hesitate to describe her dream job.

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JLG-Award

November 17, 2022

MadLabs® design wins architectural awards

The Madison Cyber Labs’ (MadLabs®) design has been recognized by both the North and South Dakota chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

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JacobDavie

November 9, 2022

One good idea sparks another

Jacob Davie will be examining unsecured keystrokes for his first research experience at DSU, thanks to the university’s SRI grant program.

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CyberGames-SeasonII

October 20, 2022

DSU fields 4 on U.S. Cyber Team Season II

Three DSU students were chosen for the U.S. Cyber Team Season II, which will compete internationally next summer in the International Cyber Games.

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Cota-Wins

October 18, 2022

Cota wins SD Biotech award

Katherine Cota was presented with the Collaborator Award at the South Dakota Biotech Summit this month. Cota, the Director of Economic Development at Dakota State University, was chosen for the award due to her efforts with South Dakota FAST Launch and other shepherding programs critical to fostering talent and innovation for biotechnology in the state.

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Photo of the DSU Campus in fall

October 11, 2022

Undergraduate student research grants awarded

The Undergraduate Student Mentored Research Initiative (SRI) program gives students the chance to conduct research with a faculty mentor, giving them hands-on research experience.

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Dakota State student-athlete Fane Sauvakacolo

September 30, 2022

Inspiring ambition

“It is always an amazing experience to run for my country,” said Dakota State student-athlete Fane Sauvakacolo.

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Knights of the Kitchen Table game displayed on a STEAM Deck

September 30, 2022

New DSU student game on STEAM

A team of five students developed Knights of the Kitchen Table, which they describe as an action, adventure, hack, and slash game. It is a fully functional game available for purchase on the gaming platform STEAM.

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Tarek

September 27, 2022

Conference presentations are invaluable experiences

Opportunity important to professional growth Dakota State University students gain valuable knowledge in class, but through research and conference presentations, they learn to apply that knowledge and adapt them into career-ready skills.

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image of Madison Cyber Labs

September 23, 2022

Outstanding alumni awarded at DSU

Dakota State University’s Alumni Association will be honoring winners of the annual Outstanding Alumni Awards at the Homecoming game on Saturday, Sept. 24.

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Dakota State University student and family on campus during family day

September 19, 2022

DSU to connect with prospective families

Dakota State has established the Trojan FamilyConnect online portal, for prospective families to stay connected with the University throughout the entire college experience.

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DODrecipients

September 15, 2022

DSU students receive DOD scholarships

Three Dakota State students are now part of the Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program.

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CyberCorps

September 15, 2022

DSU announces new CyberCorps cohort

Nine students have been named to the Dakota State CyberCorps program for 2022-2023.

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Kaya Colwill received a $10k scholarship from Gen.G

September 8, 2022

Colwill receives $10k from Gen.G Foundation

DSU freshman esports athlete Kaya Colwill is one of 10 people in the nation awarded a $10,000 scholarship from Gen.G Foundation.

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MadLabs

September 2, 2022

Being Part of the Solution

DSU receives SBA grant to help businesses stay cyber secure. Just like everyone else, small businesses around the country face cybersecurity threats. This includes the almost 90,000 small businesses in the state of South Dakota.

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Carper Sweetcorn and Produce truck

August 23, 2022

Carpers named honorary captains for 2022 Ag Bowl

The Carper family's contributions to agriculture in the region have made them the perfect candidates to be the Honorary Dakota State University Ag Bowl Captains on Thursday, August 25.

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Aaron Baker, Cyber Operations (BS) - '23.

August 19, 2022

Addressing today's problems

Aaron Baker’s passion for programming has grown into a passion for malware analysis. His research work in this field earned him an invitation to the Black Hat Arsenal this month.

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July 28, 2022

Undergrads research security of hospital devices

Patient care is a top priority for hospitals, and part of this involves the security of the medical devices used in those facilities.

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July 25, 2022

2021 Codebreaker Challenge accepted and solved

“Codebreaker Challenge is an awesome competition,” said Dakota State instructor Andrew Kramer, one that builds valuable real-world skills, and gives students a small taste of security work done by government agencies.

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July 20, 2022

DSU GenCyber Camps are a family affair

Camping is a wildly popular summertime activity for many families, but the Neumans have put a distinctive twist on family camping this year.

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July 19, 2022

Griffiths to take part in White House Summit

DSU President joins Cyber Workforce and Education Summit. The event will include roundtable discussions on three topics related to cyber-security jobs: cyber education; defense; and cyber workforce hiring.

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AricaKulm

July 13, 2022

Endless possibilities’ to do good with research

DSU’s second provisional patent in two years proves there are ‘endless possibilities’ to do good at Dakota State. This is exciting news for students, faculty, and staff, who have the opportunity and resources to create novel technologies.

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Dakota State University arch on campus

June 29, 2022

Dakota State University Spring 2022 graduates

Dakota State University in Madison, S.D. celebrates spring 2022 graduates. The 262 graduates earned a total of 295 degrees, 18 associate degrees, 211 baccalaureate degrees, 33 master’s degrees and 11 earned doctoral degrees. Additionally, 19 undergraduate certificates and 3 graduate certificates were earned.

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June 23, 2022

Jaacks named new CIO at Dakota State

Shawn Jaacks has been named the new Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Dakota State University.

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June 17, 2022

US Cyber team takes 3rd at international competition

The U.S. Cyber Team – which features three Dakota State University Trojans – won third place in the first-ever International Cybersecurity Challenge.

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Logan Stratton

June 9, 2022

Stratton to compete at international Cyber Games

Dakota State alumnus Logan Stratton is one of the 20 members of the U.S. Cyber Team traveling to Athens, Greece to compete in the first International Cybersecurity Challenge.

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Austen King

June 9, 2022

King joins DSU alumni on US Cyber Team

Dakota State University student Austen King joins two DSU alumni as a member of the U.S. Cyber Team traveling to Athens, Greece to compete in the first International Cybersecurity Challenge.

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Joshua Klosterman

June 9, 2022

Klosterman to compete at international Cyber Games

Dakota State alumnus Joshua Klosterman will be traveling to Athens, Greece as part of the U.S. Cyber Team to compete in the first International Cybersecurity Challenge.

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DSU US Cyber Team

June 8, 2022

DSU students to compete on US Cyber Games team

Students from Dakota State are about to make history by competing in what has been called the Olympics of Cyber.

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DSU Donor Patrick Maroney

June 1, 2022

Maroney donates millions to Trojans Unite Campaign

Thanks to DSU alumnus Patrick Maroney, $7 million dollars have been donated to the athletics facilities for the Trojans Unite Comprehensive Campaign: Building Champions. He has donated an additional $1.5 million to scholarships as part of the Academic Success pillar of the campaign.

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Dr. Rebecca Hoey, our new Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs.

May 31, 2022

Hoey named the new Provost at Dakota State

Dr. Rebecca Hoey will be the new Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at Dakota State University. Hoey’s experience includes many years at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, including serving as Dean of the Graduate School and Adult Learning.

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List of honor students with DSU Seal

May 23, 2022

2022 Spring Honors List Released

A total of 514 full-time and 191 part-time students qualified for the President’s Academic Honors list for the 2022 spring semester at Dakota State University (DSU) in Madison, S.D.

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Bailey Belisario

May 18, 2022

Bailey Belisario to speak at Bitcoin Day

DSU alumnus Bailey Belisario is speaking at Bitcoin Day in Sioux Falls on Saturday, May 21. Belisario will be discussing his own journey with Bitcoin and Bitcoin in the education system.

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Mariel Klosterman will be the Spring 2022 student commencement speaker.

May 4, 2022

Klosterman named student speaker for DSU Commencement

Mariel Klosterman will be sharing this advice with her fellow graduates at the Dakota State University spring commencement ceremony on May 7, as the student speaker.

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DSU team members include Annabelle Klosterman (left), Gaelin Shupe, Tyler Thomas, Jackson Heiberger, Shane Donahue, Cody Mayer, Austen King, and Jacob Hince.

April 27, 2022

DSU team places second at National CCDC

The Dakota State University team placed second in the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NCCDC) in San Antonio, Texas on April 21-22.

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Patti Beck, Coordinator of Academic Support Services

April 22, 2022

Here to Help

Patti Beck is here to help students succeed and is driven to find innovative ways to do this. As Coordinator of Academic Support Services, she has instituted new programs and pathways to help students move from thinking “I can’t do it” to “I can’t do it yet.”

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Team members for the national CCDC include: Jacob Hince (back left), Austen King, Shane Donahue, Jackson Heiberger; Gaelin Shupe (front left), Cody Mayer, Tyler Thomas, Annabelle Klosterman.

April 19, 2022

CCDC team heads to national competition

Eight Dakota State students are headed to the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC), taking place April 21-23 in San Antonio, TX, Throughout the 18 years the competition has taken place, a DSU team has been a finalist six times, including a second-place finish in 2013, and a third-place finish in 2018.

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Girl Scouts from the Madison community working on a STEM project.

April 14, 2022

CybHER donates to Dakota Horizons STEM Mobile

CybHER, announced that CybHER would be donating five Wonder Workshop Dash robots for the Girl Scout's new STEM Mobile. This is a new traveling resource that can provide Girl Scouts with hands-on STEM activities, to introduce girls to STEM areas such as robotics, engineering, or cybersecurity.

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April 13, 2022

Larsen takes on leadership role in online advising group

Kati Larsen, an academic advisor with The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences, has been named to a leadership position in Distance Advising for Online Education with the professional organization NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising.

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DSU students in the Beacom building on campus

April 6, 2022

Teams Capture the Flag at conference competitions

Diversity and experience bring success to DSU teams in the WiCyS Capture the Flag competitions. Congratulations to our students on their first and second-place finishes at WiCyS!

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DSU announces Trojans Unite Comprehensive Campaign

April 1, 2022

DSU announces Trojans Unite Comprehensive Campaign

Dakota State is launching the Trojans Unite Comprehensive Campaign (TUCC) with a fundraising goal of $250 million. Miles and Lisa Beacom, longtime Dakota State University supporters, will chair the campaign.

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Dr. Arica Kulm, Director of Digital Forensics Services at Dakota State University.

March 28, 2022

State extends Project Boundary Fence funding

State extends Project Boundary Fence funding. Dr. Arica Kulm spearheads the project that provides preventative assessments for municipalities.

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Rendering of the applied research lab in Sioux Falls, which is an expansion of such a facility in Madison.

March 24, 2022

DSU moves forward with cyber research initiative

Governor Kristi Noem signed SB 54 and SB 130 into law on March 24 at a bill signing ceremony in Sioux Falls.

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The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences building on campus

March 23, 2022

Making Remote Research Work

Six graduate students – all in different physical locations ¬– are gaining essential research experience through a remote research project. Their work could lead to an improvement in the security of IOT devices.

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Austen King and Nathan Ord are learning about the research process, with help from faculty mentor Dr. Tyler Flaagan.

March 8, 2022

Research experience provides versatile skills

Two Cyber Operations majors, Austen King and Nathan Ord are discovering that research is quite a learning process, but it provides versatile skills college students – and industry professionals – need.

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DSU student, part of the U.S. Cyber Command's Academic Engagement Network.

March 8, 2022

DSU becomes Academic Engagement Network Partner

Dakota State has a new distinction to report – we are now a partner with the U.S. Cyber Command’s Academic Engagement Network! This represents an investment in creating a robust pool of qualified cyber professionals.

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The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences building on campus

March 7, 2022

Fulfilling Research

Tanner Lange has received a Student Research Initiative grant to investigate ways to help law enforcement use OSINT in online child exploitation investigations. This research can help law enforcement, and lead to a fulfilling career.

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