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SRI Awardees

The Undergraduate Student Mentored Research Initiative (SRI) Program allows students the opportunity to conduct research under the direction of a faculty member, giving them hands-on research experience at the undergraduate level. Projects may be initiated by either students or faculty. Both receive budgetary support to conduct these projects.

Each year, DSU selects a group of undergraduates to serve as leaders in research through the SRI awards.
Jennifer Giles,  mentored by Andrew Sathoff

Jennifer Giles,  mentored by Andrew Sathoff

Fulfilling Koch’s postulates: Determining the pathogenicity of Pythium species isolated from South Dakota soils. - College of Arts and Sciences

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 Max Hardyk and Tate Mohlenkamp, mentored by Joseph Staudenbaur

Max Hardyk and Tate Mohlenkamp, mentored by Joseph Staudenbaur

Bringing Light to the Film Program Through The Tall Project - College of Arts and Sciences

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Gabriel Simao, mentored by Erik Pederson

Gabriel Simao, mentored by Erik Pederson

Platform Engagement Data Research - College of Arts and Sciences

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Conner Tordsen, mentored by Andrew Sathoff

Conner Tordsen, mentored by Andrew Sathoff

Assessing Commercial Biological Control Agents for Activity Against South Dakota Field Isolates of Aphanomyces euteiches - College of Arts and Sciences

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Jakob Kaiser, mentored by Andrew Kramer

Jakob Kaiser, mentored by Andrew Kramer

Testing Hotel Safe Vulnerabilities: Analyzing and determining the vulnerabilities in commonly used hotel safes - Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

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Austen King and Nathan Ord, mentored by Tyler Flaagan

A Survey of Modern Phishing Techniques and Defenses - Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

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Tanner Lange, mentored by Francisca Afua Opoku-Boateng

The Current Role of Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) in Online Child Exploitation Investigations - Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

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Sascha Walker, mentored by Bramwell Brizendine

Fileless Malware; Lessening Indicators of Compromise - Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences