In the Moment: Innovation

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SDPB Radio News Director Cara Hetland hosts this program which explores the cutting edge products and services being offered by South Dakotans. Airs on alternating Fridays.

Dr. Ranjit Koodali is the Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Chemistry at the University of South Dakota. He joins us each month to discuss the latest research in chemistry. We dicsuss nanomedicine and the versatility of materials contributing to this fast and emerging area of research to find novel solutions and cures for diseases. 

Dr. Jon Kellar and Associate Professor Dr. Grant Crawford discuss Anti-Counterfeiting Technology. South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and Dakota State University researchers are working with a team of officials and scientists to help combat the online sale of counterfeit goods and art. Researchers purchased items from accredited websites. They then went to part of the internet called the “dark web,” where online traffic can’t be easily tracked, and purchased similar items they suspected to be counterfeit.

Addiction Care

Aug 10, 2018
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Malia Holbeck is Manager of Addiction Recovery Program with Avera Outpatient Behavioral Health Services. She will discuss Addiction Care.

Substance addiction often is a secondary issue to a mental health condition like depression.

Practitioners call it co-occurring disorders. Avera is expanding its services through tele-health and also building a new Addiction Care Center in Sioux Falls.

Mars In The Night Sky

Jul 27, 2018
NASA, ESA, and STScI

The last weekend in July is the best opportunity to view Mars in 15 years. Saturn is also prominent in the night sky. NASA Planetary Scientist Dr. Geronimo Villanueva discusses how to spot the planets and shares what scientists are learning from images taken by the Hubble telescope. 

Sanford Researach Scientist Kristi Egland evisioned a "better way" to detect breast cancer while she was being treated for her own breast cancer. She developed a blood test that uses a patient's own immune system as a biosensor. The medical technology company Inanovate specializes in screening and analysis of proteins and will begin a clinical trial, collect and store blood samples as it works to validate the accuracy of the test. Rob Nelson, Chief Operating Officer for Inanovate says they will use a patented technology platform called the Bio-ID.

SDPB's Cara Hetland is underground at the 4850 foot level of the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead. This year marks 10 years of Neutrino Day. Connie Walter is the Communications Director for the facility.

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SDPB's Cara Hetland is underground at the 4850 foot level of the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead. This year marks 10 years of Neutrino Day. Mike Headley is SDSTA Executive Director and Laboratory Director.

SDPB's Cara Hetland is underground at the 4850 foot level of the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead. This year marks 10 years of Neutrino Day. Ariel Waldman was an art school student who worked at an ad agency as a digital anthropologist and then got a job consulting for NASA. She is the global director of Space Hack Days. She demonstrates just how easy it is for everyday enthusiasts to contribute to scientific discovery.

SDPB's Cara Hetland is underground at the 4850 foot level of the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead. This year marks 10 years of Neutrino Day. Christopher Mossey is the Deputy Director for the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility. He talks about the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment and what it takes to collaborate with scientists from more than 30 countries to get this experiment up and running.

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Dr. Richard Schnee on Radon Reduction – associate professor and head of the SD Mines Department of Physics research related to radon reduction efforts in SURF and SNOLAB as laid out in this article.

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Michelle Gjerde is the Exectuve Director & Connector in Chief for the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship. She's relatively new to the position and joins us now to talk about the accelerator program.

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Kyle Vandenhull – founded a year ago – wraps for sports vehicles, large commercial fleet vehicles, trailers, corporate wall displays and windows. Plans to expand vinyl offerings.

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Andrew Rogers – in home music lessons designed for children and young adults. Uses a unique teaching style that leaves students eager to learn more and has proven retention. Its mission is to deliver academic understanding of music theory in a fun approach by learning current songs. Currently ready to expand its team.

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Braden Bills – makes solar power as easy to use as a standard wall outlet – off-grid AC solar panels  - energy independence for camping, power sports, emergencies  and disaster relief.

Currently in design and pre-development stages looking for capitol investment

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Ruth and Steve Scherschligt – specializes in selling high performance racing parts to the drag racing market – formed only a month ago – it already is finding a niche as a knowledgeable and specialized dealer in the industry. Sells online www.feedthestripe.com  Owners have been involved in drag racing for more than 20 years and are bringing their wealth of experiences to online retail to better assist their customers in obtaining the right parts to maximize performance at amateur and professional drag venues.

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Conjtac is a newly formed entity but part of Vance Thompson ophthalmology.

Refractive surgery, like LASIK and other areas of vision correction (contact lenses, orthokeratology, myopia control) improve eye health….

Conjtac has patents around this ideology and are working to bring the intellectual property into production through regulatory approval and ultimately to the patients. Goal is to provide innovative solutions that will not only provide great vision but also improve the corneal health of the eye.

Hear About The Science Of Swords

Jun 8, 2018
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Dr. Michael West presents "The Science of Swords" on June 19 as part of the STEAM Cafe held every third Tuesday of each month.  Dr. West is Department Head of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology's Metallurgical Engineering Department.

West integrates blacksmithing into his curriculum.  He joins Innovation to preview his STEAM Cafe presentation.

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White-nose syndrome has been spreading west and now its been discovered in bats in South Dakota.

Silka Kempema, Wildlife Biologist for South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks, and Kimberly Dickerson, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service White-Nose Syndrome Coordinator for the Mountain/Prairie Region, visit about what this means for the bat population and conservation.

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The USD Discovery District has its first anchor tenant - SAB Biotherapeutics, Inc.  SAB president, CEO and co-founder Eddie Sullivan talks about being the first tenant and shares his goals for the first project.  He's joined by Rich Naser, president of the USD Discovery District.

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Dr. Ranjit Koodali is the Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Chemistry at the University of South Dakota. He joins us each month to discuss the latest research in chemistry. It’s grilling season and this month we’re talking about a process of filtering out carcinogens from smoke flavoring.

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Melissa Hamersma Sievers discusses watching the Rube Goldberg Day at Riggs High School in Pierre. This project has been an annual tradition for nearly 20 years. Rube Goldberg was a Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, sculptor and author. His cartoons serve as an inspiration to aspiring engineers and scientists across the world.

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Christine Wood – 4-H Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Field Specialist. Discusses a competition where South Dakota teens applied research methods to answer real-world questions impacting our state’s number one industry of Agriculture through SDSU Extension 4-H Science of Agriculture project. This nine-month research project is designed to expose teens to the engineering process. The question the students answered was: What are the most profitable range management practices that are good for cattle production, soil/range health, and will build pheasant populations?

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Sanford Health physicians and leaders were among the international experts presenting at the Fourth International Vatican Conference in Rome on April 26-28. The conference brings together leaders in health care, science and research as part of the Cura Foundation conference.  This is the second time Sanford physicians have presented their work at this conference.  Jill Weimer is the senior director of therapeutic development and associate scientist at Sanford Research.

Bill Harris is President of OmegaQuant, LLC, a Sioux Falls laboratory. He’s also on the USD Medical School faculty and spent several years with Sanford Research as the Director of Cardiovascular Health. His recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology found that people with high blood levels of fish oil were 35 percent less likely to develop heard disease than people with low levels. And your Omega-3 level is a better predictor of disease risk than cholesterol.

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Joree Sandin is a recent graduate with a mechanical engineering major from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. She is the student leader of the Moonrockers team consisting of 16 Tech students. The team is on its way to the 2018 NASA Robotic Mining Competition at the Kennedy Space Center. This event brings together more than 500 college students from around the country. The competition challenges students to design and build a robot that can mine the icy gravel from the planet Mars. 

Christian Widener, Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of VRC Metal Systems was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year for 2018 by South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development. VRC Metal Systems manufactures cold spray equipment and advanced manufacturing systems. Widener is also an associate professor at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and is director of the Arbegast Materials and Processing Laboratory, a research facility for advanced metals and processing.

Dr. Scott Dee is director of research with Pipestone Veterinary Services and is part of a group of researchers in veterinary and biomedical sciences who discovered that some foreign animal diseases can survive the journey from China in imported feed ingredients.

Dr. Amy Sanford, an oncologist with Sanford discusses the findings of a new study that shows greater survival for newly diagnosed advanced lung cancer patients who receive an immunotherapy drug plus standard chemotherapy. These results are expected to change the way patients are treated.

Keolu Fox is a phD candidate at the University of Washington Department of Genome Sciences. His work focuses on the application of genome sequencing to increase compatibility for blood transfusion therapy and organ transplantation. He is also the co-founder of IndiGenomics, a tribal non-profit organization with a mission of bringing genomic expertise to indigenous communities. He and Joe Yracheta joined me last week to talk about Keolu Fox’s visit to the Cheyenne River reservation about empowering Native Americans to do more research on genetic health disparities.

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Rich Naser is president of the USD Discovery District.  The USD Discovery District is an 80-acre corporate and academic research park under development in Sioux Falls. Earlier this month the announcement came that the Discovery District is open for business. At full build out, the project will include 26 privately developed buildings employing 2,800 people. 

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