Research

Senate Ag Proposes Research as Summer Study

Mar 5, 2013

One of the state’s summer studies this year could focus on agriculture research. Members of the Senate Ag committee plan to propose a study on developing ag research opportunities in the state, as a way to improve economic development. Senator Jason Frerichs says the ag industry deserves respect and focus for development, but he says he doesn’t believe that’s happening through appropriations. Other committee members raised concerns about agriculture not being selected for a summer study because it’s not “sexy” enough or on the cutting edge of issues.

Makers: Kathryn Johnson

Feb 15, 2013

Kathryn Johnson is the owner of Johnson Environmental Concepts in Rapid City.  Johnson was appointed to the Board of Regents in 2005 by Governor Mike Rounds.  She currently serves on the 2010 Research & Commercialization Council.  She was federally appointed to the Congressional Commission on the Advancement of Women and Minorities in Science, Engineering and Technology, and is a member of the National Research Council Committee on Women in Science & Engineering.

Research Takes A Dive: Regents Plan For Future

Feb 11, 2013

South Dakota Universities are working to recover from two years of reduced research funding.  Federal funding cuts led to a sharp drop in graduate level research between 2011 and 2012 in South Dakota.   In 2010 research awards peaked at over $150 million.  By mid-2012 that number had fallen to around $99 million. 

BHSU Researchers To South Korea

Jan 22, 2013

For several years, Dr. Emilia Boeschen, assistant professor of psychology at Black Hills State University, has been leading the way in the study of performance anxiety in athletes with intellectual disabilities.  Later this week, Boeschen, along with a team of BHSU students and graduates, are heading to PyeongChang, South Korea, to take their research to the next level at the Special Olympics World Games where they will spend two weeks with athletes from all over the world.  Boeschen was joined on Dakota Midday by BHSU psychology major Lauren Lund of Hot Springs, SD.

Makers: Scientists

Jan 18, 2013

In the final part of Dakota Midday's "Makers" series, Innovation host Cara Hetland spoke with Barbara Szczerbinska, Assistant Professor of Physics at Dakota State University, and Amy Elliott, Director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Prevention at Sanford Research/USD.  Szczerbinska and Elliott talked about their careers, their research and their journey as female scientists.

Gareth Davies' Research

Jan 18, 2013

Gareth Davies, PhD with the Avera Institute for Human Genetics discussed his research and his recent trip to speak at The Dutch Royal Academy of Science.

Influenza Research

Jan 15, 2013

As the influenza virus continues to spread rapidly across the country, Dr. Victor Huber, assistant professor of Basic Biomedical Sciences for the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, is working to help scientists predict the severity of flu strains to better prepare for future outbreaks.  His research focuses on keeping track of changes in the flu virus so public health workers have an earlier warning that a more lethal strain may be developing.

South Dakota Legislative Research Council

Jan 9, 2013

James Fry, Executive Director of the South Dakota Legislative Research Council, discusses the work of the Legislative Research Council in assisting legislators and making information available to the public. The research council provides nonpartisan assistance to legislators in their work drafting legislation. The council also keeps track of bills, statutes, rules and other information related to the state legislature and its history.

New Sioux Falls Research Park

Jan 2, 2013

Last month, the South Dakota Board of Regents authorized the University of South Dakota to begin development of a new research park in Sioux Falls.  Laura Jenski, vice president for research at the USD, Rich Naser, Executive Director of the South Dakota Technology Business Center in Sioux Falls, and Dan Engebretson, Chair of Biomedical Engineering for USD, spent a few minutes with Karl Gehrke to explain how the research park will help grow companies in South Dakota.

The Dust Bowl

Nov 19, 2012

KEN BURNS NEW FILM, “THE DUST BOWL,” LOOKS AT VERY SERIOUS ISSUES IN THE SOUTHERN PLAINS DURING THE 19-30S.  A PROFESSOR EMERITUS AT SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCHES THE DUST BOWL ON THE NORTHERN PLAINS—AND DR. DONALD BERG SAYS THE SITUATION IN THE DAKOTAS AND OTHER LOCATIONS WAS EVEN WORSE.   HE IS WORKING ON THE BOOK ON THE SUBJECT, AND HAS FINISHED A SCHOLARLY PAPER.  TODAY ON “DAKOTA DIGEST,” BERG VISITS WITH S-D-P-B RADIO’S GARY ELLENBOLT ABOUT HIS RESEARCH.  HE STARTS WITH HIS REASONS TO BELIEVE THE NORTHERN PLAINS ARE IGNORED IN ANY DISCUSSION OF THE “DIRTY THIRTIES.”

Health Issues with American Indians

Nov 9, 2012

Dr. Amy Elliot, PhD, director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Prevention Research at Sanford Research/USD, talks about the health disparities experienced by American Indians in South Dakota, North Dakota, and Minnesota. Dr. Elliot is the principal investigator for the project.

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