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Our website can tell you only so much about our beautiful campus and innovative programs. The best way to find out if DSU is right for you is to see for yourself!

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Pioneering spirit, transformative thinking

At Dakota State University, we nurture an environment that celebrates and rewards innovation. We're proud to be the catalyst for rewarding creativity and growth.

Research and Economic Development Affairs is dedicated to building the culture of research at DSU. Both students and faculty have the means and the opportunities to be agents of innovation in South Dakota. Programs like the Student and Faculty Research Initiative awards are a campus-wide catalyst for exploring new directions and germinating groundbreaking ideas. 

DSU undergraduate students have earned awards and recognition from NASA South Dakota Space Grant Consortium and the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s National Center for Environmental Research.

Research week at DSU

Our annual tradition of celebrating research and creative activity brings together a three-day
symposium with a variety of other activities. Throughout the week, our PhD students in Cyber
Defense and Cyber Operations come to share their doctoral work with their committees and the research community.

“We have an emerging science department that allows students to start performing research early in their academic life.”

Sammy Drummond, Physical Science '21

Commencement graduates during the ceremony

Goldwater Scholars

Our student researchers accomplish big things. We are proud to say that two of DSU’s science students, Hope Juntunen and Vaille Swanson, have received the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, in 2017 and 2018 respectively. This scholarship is the most prestigious and competitive undergraduate mathematics and science scholarship award in the United States.

Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Contact Information

Research and Economic Development Affairs | (605) 256-5100  |  Email

Office of Sponsored Programs | (605) 256-5028

Research Compliance, IRB, and Export Controls Office | (605) 256-5100  |  Email

Grants and Contracts Administration Office/Post Award | (605) 256-7321  |  Email