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DSU cyber-research initiative gains further support from donor


Philanthropist T. Denny Sanford has committed an additional $10 million to Dakota State University's Applied Research Lab.

Sanford previously committed $50 million to the university’s cyber-research initiative.

The initiative aims to grow the cyber-research industry by expanding education and workforce opportunities in the state.

"This additional gift by Mr. Sanford is a confirmation of the importance of this initiative to make South Dakota a cyber state," said DSU President Dr. José-Marie Griffiths.

DSU plans to expand beyond the current lab space in Madison and open additional space in Sioux Falls that could house 400 cyber researchers.

Ryan is the local host of "Morning Edition". Originally from Iowa, he first came to the Black Hills to study at SD Mines. After graduating in 2019, he was an educator in Arizona and North Dakota before returning to the Black Hills.