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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

Xzayana Henderson’s interest in science was re-ignited through a unique internship opportunity

June 5, 2023

Unique internships spark interest

DSU grad recommends internships for underrepresented students

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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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Kelo AM Podcasts

April 14, 2023

DSU leaders busy telling DSU's story on KELO-AM podcasts

DSU leaders busy telling DSU's story on KELO-AM podcasts

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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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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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Research Week 2023

March 17, 2023

Research events planned at Dakota State

Research Week 2023 brings DSU research to the world, and the world to DSU with our keynote speaker.

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headshot photo of Alison Logue.

March 14, 2023

Researching differentiated instruction in math

Differentiated instruction is Alison Logue’s research topic for the Student Research Initiative (SRI) grant she received for the 2022-23 school year.

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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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March 9, 2023

DSU recognizes 62 long-time employees

Dakota State University has recognized 62 employees for their dedication and commitment to the university at the annual Longevity Reception on March 1.

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March 3, 2023

Podhradsky contributes to ERVA engineering report

The Engineering Research Visioning Alliance (ERVA), a U.S. National Science Foundation-funded initiative, released a report in February outlining engineering research priorities to create R&D and technology solutions to make infrastructure “unhackable.”

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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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stock image of gene and molecular imaging

February 21, 2023

Alexander researching alfalfa genes for SRI grant

Alexander, an Analytical Science major from Aurora, Ill., received a Student Research Initiative (SRI) grant this year to study the Functional Analysis of Differentially Expressed Genes in Alfalfa Inoculated with Aphanomyces.

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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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Bowman-1

February 8, 2023

Bowman refused to be discouraged from cybersecurity field

For those considering a career in cybersecurity, Ben Bowman’s advice is simple: be a little bit stubborn.

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Elsie Aslesen poses for a photo with her research poster from last year's research week

February 3, 2023

Neonicotinoid research continues

Elsie Aslesen received her second Student Research Initiative (SRI) grant to continue research after finding neonicotinoid presence in the eggshells of birds last year.

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(l-to-r) Dr. Andrew Sathoff and Biology student Travis Rebstock pose for a photo at the World Alfalfa Congress

February 2, 2023

Rebstock continues alfalfa research through SRI grant

For over two years, DSU Biology student Travis Rebstock has been researching alfalfa with Dr. Andrew Sathoff, Assistant Biology Professor.

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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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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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Travis Rebstock with his poster on alfalfa research at the World Alfalfa Congress

December 19, 2022

Rebstock only undergraduate presenter at World Alfalfa Congress

Travis Rebstock was the only undergraduate presenter at the World Alfalfa Congress in November in San Diego, Calif.

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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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Ruedebusch-O’Brien

November 30, 2022

Opportunity in any language

No matter what language you use, student research is a huge opportunity.

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Homan

November 18, 2022

Homan named first Dean of the Governors Cyber Academy

Dr. Fenecia Homan has been named the inaugural Dean of the Governors Cyber Academy at Dakota State University. She will begin this position January 5, 2023.

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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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Karim

November 10, 2022

Russell Karim to speak at DSU

The world needs to inspire people to create better ways of doing things. To empower and support these individuals, the Global Entrepreneurship Network is hosting its 15th Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) on November 14-20.

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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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Science Center on DSU campus

October 25, 2022

South Dakota Academy of Science meeting hosted by DSU

Dakota State University is hosting the South Dakota Academy of Science annual meeting on Friday, October 28, and Saturday, October 29.

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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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DSU-Campus

October 19, 2022

Dakota State researchers granted awards

Five Dakota State graduate students have been awarded in-house funding through the Graduate Research Initiative (GRI) program.

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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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Kennedy Center in October 2022

October 17, 2022

School Sims provides safe learning opportunities

School Sims, an organization that provides a library of simulations, enables educators and aspiring educators to walk through different scenarios with options to choose from on how to respond.

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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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Man gesturing with open arms

October 5, 2022

Window to the world

Gestures are small things that don’t last very long in a conversation, but they can be very important, said Dr. Matthew Ingram, Assistant Professor of Communication at Dakota State University.

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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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Kern-ParadeMarshall

September 23, 2022

Brian Kern named Trojan Days parade marshal

Madison businessman Brian Kern struggles with accolades. With his latest honor -- parade marshal for the Dakota State University Trojan Days parade -- he has decided to accept it as an honor and be thankful for that, he said.

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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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DSU-CampusStudents

September 20, 2022

DSU announces enrollment gains for Fall ‘22

Numbers rising across the board at Dakota State

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Paulson Center Building

September 9, 2022

DSU receives NSF funds for innovation

Dakota State is one of seven regional institutions named as a recipient of a $14 million Innovation Corps (I-Corps) grant.

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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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Dr. Andrew Sathoff and student Alex Rachynska with the poster Rachynska shared at the National Plant Health 2022 conference

September 1, 2022

Rachynska youngest presenter at National Plant Conference

Sophomore Alex Rachynska was the youngest presenter at the Plant Health 2022 Conference in August in Pittsburgh, Pa. Rachynska shared alfalfa research she and fellow DSU students have conducted over the course of the school year and summer.

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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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DSU Foundation staff poses for a photo

August 15, 2022

DSU Foundation has record-breaking year

Dakota State University continues to rise, with the DSU Foundation raising a record-setting $127.3 million for fiscal year 2022.

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Students in the Edge Learning Lab consortium brainstorm on project ideas at AI Sweden.

August 15, 2022

DSU on the cutting-edge of edge learning

Cutting-edge learning is quite literally taking place at DSU. This summer, students from AI Sweden and DSU began artificial intelligence research, part of an ongoing collaboration.

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UndergradsResearch

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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DrAshleyPodhradsky

July 22, 2022

Podhradsky named to ERVA task force

Dr. Ashley Podhradsky, Vice President for Research and Economic Development, has been named to a specialized task force for ERVA.

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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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Left to right: Dr. Andrew Sathoff and student researchers Alex Rachynska, Travis Rebstock, Brandon Daniels, and Conner Tordsen.

July 6, 2022

DSU continues alfalfa research

A third summer of alfalfa research is underway at Dakota State University. This research is done in participation with the National Science Foundation’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR).

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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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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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Image of East Hall at Dakota State University in spring

May 19, 2022

Inspired to make an impact through research

Kruttika Sutrave enjoys research because she hopes to make people’s lives easier, even if it’s just a small improvement.

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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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Joel Wohnoutka, Interim Director of the Madison Applied Research Laboratory at Dakota State University.

May 6, 2022

Interim director of applied research lab: Wohnoutka

Joel Wohnoutka has been named the Interim Director of the Madison Applied Research Laboratory at Dakota State University.

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Deb Roach has been named the Vice President for Human Resources .

May 3, 2022

Roach named VP for Human Resources

Deb Roach has been named the Vice President for Human Resources at Dakota State University, effective immediately.

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Three DSU students sitting on the stairs in the Beacom Institute.

May 3, 2022

Griffiths to speak at World Summit AI Americas

We continue to “go global” with all things AI, this week at the World Summit AI Americas in Montreal, Canada, where President Griffiths is speaking on a panel discussion about the European Union’s artificial intelligence act. Ashley Podhradsky and Brent Van Aartsen are also attending the summit.

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DSU Madison Cyber Labs building

April 27, 2022

Dakota State joins international cyber consortium

Dakota State is going global with our efforts. We are now part of an international artificial intelligence cyber consortium, The Edge Learning Lab, with AI Sweden.

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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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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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A winner from 2021 Entrepreneurs Day

March 22, 2022

Public invited to Entrepreneurs Day

The public is invited to the second annual Dakota State University Entrepreneurs Day on Friday, March 25. The event includes the annual business plan competition.

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Image of East Hall at Dakota State University during winter

March 11, 2022

Researching CEO communication styles on social media

Through a Graduate Research Initiative (GRI) grant Giridhar Bojja is researching CEO communication styles on social media and how those styles may impact their businesses.

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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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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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Image of Dakota State University campus

March 3, 2022

DSU faculty and grad students present at DSS Conference

College of BIS faculty and graduate students attended SDSU's Data Science Symposium. They networked, learned from their peers in the industry, and presented their own research.

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Dr. Ashley Podhradsky (right) poses with her family with her life-size statue,  which will be featured at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. for Women’s Futures Month.

February 14, 2022

Podhradsky statue featured at Smithsonian

A life-size statue of Dr. Ashley Podhradsky is one of 120 featured at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., for Women’s History Month in March. Podhradsky is the Vice President for Research & Economic Development at Dakota State, and an AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador.

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Sascha Walker is learning marketable skills from his research project on fileless malware.

February 11, 2022

Developing New Skills

Sascha Walker is learning marketable skills from his research project on fileless malware. By learning about cyber offense, he can know about cyber defense, a bonus with potential employers.

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DSU’s Applied Research Lab (ARL)

January 26, 2022

Dakota State announces $90M initiative

On Jan. 26, Dakota State University announced a $90 million initiative to grow the cyber-research industry in South Dakota. Dakota State is known for its nationally recognized programs in cybersecurity.

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DSU Campus winter scene

January 20, 2022

Incredible Impact

DSU doctoral student Lisa McKee is fearless, working to create new cyber defense industry standards that could have a global impact.

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AshleyPodhradsky-MissionUnstoppable

January 14, 2022

DSU featured on Jan. 15 CBS Dream Team show

Dakota State digital forensics expert Dr. Ashley Podhradsky will help unravel cell phones mysteries on the January 15 CBS Dream Team show “Mission Unstoppable” episode. 

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Dr. Peter Hoesing

January 10, 2022

Hoesing publishes “Kusamira Music in Uganda” book

Research that began over 15 years ago has culminated in the publication of “Kusamira Music in Uganda: Spirit Mediumship and Ritual Healing,” by Dr. Peter Hoesing.

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Torsden-Research

January 6, 2022

Tordsen evaluating biological control agents for SRI

Conner Tordsen continues his alfalfa research with a second SRI grant.

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Tarek Abdelmotaleb Ahmed is making the most of his DSU experience, from classes to research projects.

January 4, 2022

DSU education leads to research opportunities

Dakota State was an exact fit for Tarek Abdelmotaleb Ahmed, and he’s making the most of his education, taking classes in computer security, and participating in research opportunities to find ways to improve security.

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2. Tate Mohlenkamp during the filming of “The Tall”

December 30, 2021

Students create new film ‘The Tall’

Max Hardyk and Tate Mohlenkamp utilize an SRI grant to make the film “The Tall” and bring light to the film program at Dakota State.

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Dr. David Zeng and several DSU students, are working with business data to help an area company.

December 21, 2021

Grant benefits business, university, students

College is not just about classroom learning, it’s also about applying that knowledge to the professional environment. A new grant to Dr. David Zeng and his team will help students use their education for a real-life application, and help an area business in the process. Congratulations to Dr. Zeng and the team!

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Alexis VanderWilt

December 8, 2021

DSU grad knows ‘Dreams can change’

Dreams can change, so don’t be afraid to try new things. That’s the advice of Alexis VanderWilt, the student speaker at DSU’s fall commencement on Dec. 11. Alexis is one of 161 students graduating this fall!

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Dr. Andrew Sathoff (left) is mentoring Jenni Giles through her alfalfa research.

November 29, 2021

Understanding alfalfa

Jenni Giles received her second Student Research Initiative (SRI) grant to continue research on Pythium, an alfalfa pathogen, in South Dakota soils.

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America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) members

November 22, 2021

Making it Mobile

Gabe Simao will be working on converting the game 3 O’clock Horror (currently available for play on Steam) to a mobile game as part of his SRI grant.

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Jakob Kaiser (right) is researching hotel safes, with faculty mentor Andrew Kramer. This is one of eleven undergraduate Student Research Initiative grant projects funded this academic year.

November 18, 2021

Differentiating Research Skills

Undergraduate research provides unique and differentiating skills for students. Dakota State encourages this experience by offering Student Research Initiative grants. Jakob Kaiser, a junior Cyber Operations major, is researching hotel safes with his project.

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Dr. Andrew Sathoff advises his research students to make a little progress every day. That momentum builds into publishable work.

November 17, 2021

Students benefit from publication process

With daily progress researching Aphanomyces (or root rot) in alfalfa over two summers, Dakota State University students Jennifer Giles and Conner Tordsen have gathered enough data and information to submit an article to the journal “Plant Disease.”

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Alexis Kulm and Annabelle Klosterman

November 3, 2021

Two students chosen as scholars at national conference

Annabelle Klosterman and Alexis Kulm, two Dakota State University students have been chosen as security scholars for the upcoming national RSA Conference.

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Dakota State University research staff working in the MadLabs building.

November 2, 2021

DSU to host information meeting on FAST Launch

Dakota State University and South Dakota Biotech will introduce the new FAST Launch entrepreneurial program at an informational meeting in Madison on November 9.

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Cody Welu designs Halloween and Christmas light displays to music. People watching the show could go to the display’s webpage, madlights.net, and request which song on the playlist they wanted to see.

October 25, 2021

Real-world examples provide ‘illuminating’ education

Cody Welu designs Halloween and Christmas light displays to music. People watching the show could go to the display’s webpage, madlights.net, and request which song on the playlist they wanted to see.

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The Beacom College of Computer & Cyber Sciences

October 21, 2021

Four DSU students on national Cyber Games team

Four DSU students/alumni are among 25 who have been named to the U.S. Cyber Games™ team that will compete internationally in 2022. The team members’ gaming competition skills will apply to real-world problems and challenges in the workforce.

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Fall landscape of DSU campus

October 19, 2021

Hetherington group & DSU announce new osint academy

Dakota State University and Hetherington Group are proud to announce the commencement of OSINT Academy–a collaborative cybersecurity training initiative funded by the National Security Agency.

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Jacob Hince, Austen King, and Shane Donahue won the Capture the Flag competition at this year’s Wild West Hackin’ Fest. Not pictured is Gaelin Shupe

October 15, 2021

DSU students win at Capture the Flag

There are no downsides to a Capture the Flag competition. Students reinforce classroom knowledge, develop new skills, and when they are hired by businesses, those companies benefit. DSU students are big advocates – and big winners – in CTF competitions.

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DSU’s 2021-2022 CyberCorps cohort: Evan Slominski (back left), Janessa Palmieri, Jacob Hince; Nathan Ord (row two, left) Austen King, Chirawat Yooyuenyong; Gib Elder (front left), Nick Sandison, Evan Watson, Ethan Havard. Not pictured, Nicholas Handberg.

October 5, 2021

DSU announces new CyberCorps cohort

DSU’s 11 new CyberCorps students should put this scholarship award prominently on their résumés because it shows they are at the top of their class. This scholarship for service program began at DSU in 2011 and has supported 113 students with their education.

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DSU’s CySP students walking around campus.

October 4, 2021

Bousquet receives $10K Google scholarship

Keinen Bousquet, a DSU Computer Science student, is one of eight student veterans in the country awarded a $10,000 scholarship from Google/Student Veterans of America.

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Dr. Bhaskar Rimal and Dr. Yong Wang

September 27, 2021

DSU professors receive NSA Grant

Dr. Yong Wang and colleague Dr. Bhaskar Rimal have been awarded a National Security Agency grant for research work that takes place in the PATRIOT Lab, one of the divisions of the Madison Cyber Labs at DSU. They are co-directors of the lab.

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Dakota State students and staff attending the WiCyS conference are Dr. Ashley Podhradsky (back left), Annabelle Klosterman, Janessa Palmieri, Dr. Arica Kulm; Abigail Witt (front left) and Kanthi Narukonda. Not pictured are: Alexis Kulm, Katie Shuck, Kinsey Pickering, and Sara Stehlik.

September 9, 2021

Podhradsky to be keynote speaker at WiCyS

The 8th Annual WiCyS conference is being held on September 8-10, in Denver, and Podhradsky will address the entire group on Thursday evening. She will be introduced by Shannon Lietz, Vice President of the Vulnerability Labs at Adobe Systems, Inc.

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Marietta Faszer enjoying her beach wheelchair. Photo courtesy of Ted and Marietta Faszer.

September 1, 2021

DSU AdapT Lab helps build beach wheelchair

Dr. Justin Blessinger and DSU AdapT Lab help worked with Ted and Marietta Faszer to create a beach wheelchair for Marietta Faszer to use.

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 DSU Entrepreneurial Building and Paulson Cyber Incubator & Entrepreneurial Center

August 19, 2021

DSU Entrepreneurial Building and Paulson Center Opening

Dakota State University is celebrating the opening of the DSU Entrepreneurial Building and Paulson Cyber Incubator & Entrepreneurial Center (Paulson Center) with a program and reception.

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Dr. Bhaskar Rimal

August 12, 2021

Cutting Edge Research

This is the right time, and DSU is the right place for cutting-edge, exciting technology research. Dr. Bhaskar Rimal talks about some of his work with Fog computing, 6G, and FiWi tech.

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Alexis Kulm is a junior majoring in Cyber Operations.

August 4, 2021

GenCyber camp inspires enrollment at DSU

DSU’s GenCyber camp piqued Alexis Kulm’s interest in Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) so much so that she decided to attend Dakota State University and major in cyber operations.

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August 4, 2021

Researchers receive crime fighting grant

Researchers from four South Dakota public universities have received a five-year grant to understand and disrupt illegal criminal networks.

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Research Experience for Undergraduates at DSU for the summer of 2021 include (back left): James Suh, Easton Hay, Jason Quick, Max Soto, Paolo Gentry, Rob Richardson, Dr. Bhaskar Rimal, Dr. Ashley Podhradsky, Dr. Yong Wang; (front left) Alexis Kulm, Helen Chen, Sofia Crespo Maldonado, Katja Mathesius, Mark Elder, and Kaushik Ragothaman.

August 3, 2021

Summer research makes for meaningful opportunities

Ten Dakota State University students from across the country have had that experience this summer studying Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

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Dr. Bhaskar Rimal, an assistant professor of Computer and Cyber Sciences at Dakota State University.

July 29, 2021

DSU to study electric vehicle charging

Dr. Bhaskar Rimal, an assistant professor of Computer and Cyber Sciences at Dakota State University, has received a $90,000 Competitive Research Grant (CRG) from the South Dakota Board of Regents to study new technology related to electric vehicles (EVs).

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Sammy Drummond

July 28, 2021

Student researcher leaves mark on DSU

Recent graduate Sammy Drummond has made an impact at DSU, particularly in undergraduate research.

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Young student engaged with robots at a CybHer event

July 20, 2021

First Bank & Trust donates to DSU’s CybHER program

First Bank & Trust donates $150,000 to allow outreach to more students through DSU’s CybHER program. The gift will create the CybHER Vault, cybersecurity lesson plans, outreach, and events.

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Dr. Ashley Podhradsky

July 13, 2021

Podhradsky named VP for research at DSU

Dr. Ashley Podhradsky has been named the vice president for Research and Economic Development at Dakota State.

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Pictured (l-to-r): Conner Tordsen and Travis Rebstock.

July 1, 2021

Alfalfa research continues at DSU

Three senior biology students under the guidance of Dr. Andrew Sathoff, assistant professor of biology, and with financial support from Mustang Seeds, are researching Pythium, a seedling disease that impacts alfalfa.

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CybHer students working together at Dakota State University

June 30, 2021

AT&T continues to support CybHER initiatives

Partners on a shared mission! For 5 years, AT&T and CybHERGirls have been working together to spark interest in STEM for young girls, and boys as well! AT&T donated again in 2021.

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CybHer students reviewing code on their laptops

June 30, 2021

DSU cybHER receives donation from accessdata

To help young people understand how important this is, AccessData, an Exterro company, has raised and donated $2,900 to CybHER.

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DSU Applied Research Lab Director Dr. Josh Pauli, Gen. Paul M. Nakasone, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service, Sen. Mike Rounds, and DSU President Dr. José-Marie Griffiths.

June 16, 2021

US Cyber Command Meeting

U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Service Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, facilitated a meeting between leadership at Dakota State University (DSU) and leadership at the National Security Agency (NSA) and U.S. Cyber Command at Fort Meade in Maryland.

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Odin Bernstein

May 27, 2021

A Student of Excellence

Odin Bernstein has taken advantage of many of the opportunities at Dakota State, and is on track for a successful cyber security career.

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Ashley Podhradsky statue in IF/Then Exhibit

May 17, 2021

Podhradsky statue in If/Then Exhibit

Our very own Ashley Podhradsky will be featured in the newest IF/THEN exhibit. More than 120 Ambassadors from 40 states will be featured as life-sized statues in one monumental exhibit aimed at raising awareness and inspiring young girls everywhere to consider pursuing careers in #STEM.

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Cyberology Podcast

May 6, 2021

DSU launches Cyberology podcast

Dakota State University has launched a brand-new monthly podcast, Cyberology, about all things cyber and technology.

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April 16, 2021

Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence

Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence is important to the future of our society. Cutting-edge programs and research opportunities help students become competitive in this field.

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DSU student  studying on a desk with laptop and papers.

April 16, 2021

Winners announced for DSU’s 1st Entrepreneurs Day

Winners were announced for Dakota State’s first-ever Entrepreneurs Day was April 10. Entrepreneurs Day coincided with the culmination of DSU’s 3rd annual business plan competition.

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Dr. Andrew Sathoff and Jenni Giles showcased Jenni’s alfalfa research at the State Capitol.

March 16, 2021

Giles shares alfalfa research poster at Capitol

Congratulations to Jenni Giles for presenting her research poster on the alfalfa pathogen Pythium at the Capitol! Learn about her ongoing research and how it started through a partnership with Mustang Seeds Inc.

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Matt Paulson, DSU alum and Founder of MarketBeat wins Philanthropist of the Year award.

March 9, 2021

Paulsons named Philanthropists of Year

Congratulations to our 2020 Philanthropists of the Year the Paulsons! Matt is a DSU alum, entrepreneur, founder of MarketBeat.com, supporter of DSU, and more.

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Still image from Pete Hoesing's documentary ‘Birth of an Ancestor’

February 24, 2021

Hoesing releases documentary ‘Birth of an Ancestor’

“Birth of an Ancestor” a documentary film by @kigoziPeter about songs of death and social responsibility in eastern Uganda recently earned silver at a juried film festival – Spotlight Documentary Film Awards.

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The spring 2021 SBS/Gamewell Family Scholarship recipients include: Kinsey Pickering (back left), Gillian Morris, Kanthi Narukonda, Katie Shuck, and Michael Fahnlander. Also pictured are Dr. Pam Rowland, Julia Miller and Jon Waldman of SBS, and Dr. Ashley Podhradsky. Rowland and Podhradsky are co-founders of CybHER.

February 24, 2021

Five receive SBS/Gamewell scholarship

Workforce diversity was an active passion for late SBS Cybersecurity CEO Aaron Gamewell, evidenced through the SBS CyberSecurity and Gamewell Family Endowed Scholarship. This spring five students from diverse groups received the scholarship.

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DSU student creating business plan on campus.

February 16, 2021

Benefits from DSU business plan competition to expand

Area institutions have been invited to join in the third annual business plan competition at DSU. Throughout the competition, students see every aspect of business development.

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Katherine Cota, Director of Economic Development at DSU.

February 12, 2021

Director of economic development announced

Katherine Cota started her first business when she was 12 years old. Now, she's the Director of Economic Development. Her vision? Help DSU students realize that entrepreneurship is an option for post-graduate careers.

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Dr. Justin Blessinger has received a provisional patent for an assistive technology device for people in powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters. This is DSU’s first patent.

January 19, 2021

First patent granted at Dakota State

Dr. Justin Blessinger’s development of an assistive technology device has resulted in DSU’s first provisional patent! This device allows users of powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters to conveniently power devices such as cell phones, increasing their dignity and independence.

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Alexis Kulm (back row, left), Nicholas Gourley, Michael Fahnlander, Annabelle Klosterman; Abigail Witt (front row, left) Kinsey Pickering, and Janessa Palmieri.

January 14, 2021

Peraton partners with CybHER

Peraton is proud to partner with Dakota State University, which has developed strong cyber academic programs and built a state-of-the-art research and development center.

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 Go Baby Go car

January 4, 2021

‘Go Baby Go’ car gives child gift of accessibility

DSU helped create magic for a child this December, through a partnership with DSU, CybHER, and LifeScape. Students adapted an electric car to fit the needs of the child, providing accessibility, usefulness, and fun.

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Matt Paulson

December 10, 2020

Board of Regents approve Paulson Center at DSU

Look for BIG, new ideas to grow at Dakota State. Entrepreneurs with tech ideas or business startups will soon have new resources at their disposal through the newly named Paulson Cyber Incubator and Entrepreneurial Center.

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DSU Madison Cyber Labs

November 12, 2020

Advancing health information technology

DSU’s dedication to technological advancement can be seen in every area of study and research on campus, including the Center for the Advancement of Health Information Technology (CAHIT).

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students looking at computer

November 10, 2020

Grants awarded to 18 DSU students for research projects

“The mission of a researcher is to ask questions and to try out new things to answer those questions,” said Dr. Stacey Berry, associate professor of English and undergraduate research coordinator. Research experience “equips students with experiences and skills that will give them an edge after they finish their degree programs,” she said.

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Martinson Ofori came to Dakota State University to make a lasting real-world impact.

November 6, 2020

Ofori finds research success at DSU

Originally from Kumasi, Ghana, Ofori Martinson has taken advantage of research tools and events available to students, including Dakota State’s yearly Research Symposium, where he won first place in 2019.

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Geena David Institute hosting Nov. 7 event

November 2, 2020

Podhradsky to promote STEM on national stage

Dr. Ashley Podhradsky is not shy about sharing her message describing the benefits and importance of a career in STEM with young women.

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Dr. Kyle Cronin teaching in classroom

October 22, 2020

$3.5M granted to cybersecurity faculty

There are constant openings for cybersecurity faculty around the country, said Dr. Wayne Pauli. This fact demonstrates “there is a critical shortage of cybersecurity professionals available to teach and perform faculty duties in cybersecurity.”

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October 21, 2020

Grants Advance Research

As Dakota State’s graduate and research programs have grown, they have created new internal funding options for faculty.

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Photo of  Austin Babcock who is attending graduate school and presenting at professional conferences.

September 29, 2020

Faculty mentor students to succeed

Faculty efforts to mentor students result in professional opportunities to attend and participate at cyber conferences like the 2020 Wild West Hackin’ Fest (WWHF).

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International student Christina Mulu thrives in and out of the classroom at Dakota State.

September 18, 2020

DSU Full of Opportunities and Experience

Christina Mulu, an international student from Ethiopia, chose to attend DSU after being inspired by DSU's; emphasis on IT related majors, small size that allows for high engagement on campus, and affordability.

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Sara Stehlik, a network and security administration major at Dakota State

August 17, 2020

Stehlik awarded not one but two SWSIS scholarships

Sara Stehlik, a network and security administration major at Dakota State secures two scholarships from Scholarships for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS).

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alfalfa sprouts

August 14, 2020

Research identifies aphanomyces in sd

DSU students Jenni Giles and Conner Tordsen have identified Aphanomyces (root rot in alfalfa) in South Dakota for the first time.

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EPSCoR student presenting research

August 10, 2020

EPSCoR students present research at summer symposia

Six students participating in the National Science Foundation’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program presented their research findings from this summer during an undergraduate research symposium held in July.

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Arica Kulm ’18 MS Cyber Defense ’20 PhD Cyber Defense

August 4, 2020

Cyber defense is a career, not just a job

Arica Kulm was looking for a career, not just a job. After finishing her master’s degree in Cyber Defense, she decided to continue on as one of the first students in the PhD in Cyber Defense program. This gives her the knowledge base for a meaningful, interesting career in a field that is in great demand worldwide.

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Sammy Drummond

July 23, 2020

Rocketing into research

Sammy Drummond came to the U.S. from Australia so that he could play baseball while continuing his academic studies. This led him to Dakota State University where he is a senior physical science major.

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students working in lab

July 8, 2020

DSU students conducting astrobiology research

Four students are currently conducting astrobiology research under the leadership of Associate Research Professor, Dr. Michael Gaylor, who serves as a lead investigator for the National Science Foundation’s EPSCoR program.

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Jenni Giles and Conner Tordsen collect soil samples in a farmer’s field as part of research on alfalfa disease.

June 23, 2020

DSU partners with Mustang Seeds for research project

Dr. Andrew Sathoff, assistant professor of biology, is collaborating with Mustang Seeds to research alfalfa disease (Aphanomyces root rot) in South Dakota.

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June 2, 2020

AdapT lab seeks to help those with disabilities

I6 Biosciences grant will help with commercialization, tech transfer. Dr. Justin Blessinger is working on a device for users of powered chairs and scooters to draw power from the batteries to charge devices.

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