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

Smart Home Lab

Through a partnership with East River Electric Power Cooperative and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, or NRECA, DSU students and faculty can now conduct smart home and energy-management research within MadLabs.

Project space resembles a home kitchen, with smart lighting, window shades, speakers, kitchen appliances and a Rheem® Marathon® water heater. With check-ins from East River, DSU students and faculty conduct digital research simulations through computer and TV screens. The results display on these screens and give viewers the feel of what a smart home could look like.

Tom Halverson

Tom Halverson



The Beacom College of Computer & Cyber Sciences


Office Location: Beacom Institute of Technology
Phone: (605) 256-5901