USD To Plan, Build Research Park

Dec 19, 2012

Plans for a university research park in Sioux Falls have the go-ahead from the Board of Regents. The panel authorizes the University of South Dakota to plan a facility that houses  private and public researchers.

Getting approval for a research park is the beginning of an endeavor that lasts a couple of decades. That’s according to Laura Jenski, who is the vice president of research at USD. She says people can envision several acres of buildings in Sioux Falls where tenants conduct research and develop prototypes in emerging fields.

The Computer Guys - Kent Osborne, Joel Brovelite, John T. Meyer, Amos Aesoph, and Jeff Litterick - bring you the latest technology news. Topics included last-minute Christmas tech buying tips and ideas, browser script errors and security updates, and much more.

World's Smallest Microscope

Dec 7, 2012

SDPB news producer Kealey Bultena joined Innovation host Cara Hetland to discuss her experience in watching Dr. Muslim Atiq perform a procedure using the world's smallest microscope.

CTE Academy

Dec 7, 2012

SDPB News Director Cara Hetland spent Friday visiting with students in the media department at the Career and Technical Education Academy in Sioux Falls.  Hetland hosted BioMed instructor Allison Hutchinson and Engineering instructor Christy Carlson on Innovation.  The CTE Academy is a "Project Lead the Way" school.

Sanford Health

Doctors at a Sioux Falls hospital have a new tool to help patients facing cancer. Sanford Health now has the world’s smallest microscope. It allows physicians to view cells as they live inside patients.

His family huddles along the wall as an aging man stretches out in a hospital bed. They listen to a doctor clad in the classic white coat. A fluorescent light illuminates the room. The patient wears a light patterned hospital gown.

Tech Radio: Black Friday Buying

Nov 16, 2012

On this week's Tech Radio, "The Computer Guys" talk about hot items as the holiday buying season approaches.  Whether its a tablet, smart phone or the latest game, "The Computer Guys" have the answers!

Sanford Lab Safety Officer Retires

Nov 1, 2012

Sanford Laboratory Safety Officer Tom Regan leaves his position on November 2, exactly 43 years after he started working at Homestake as a student in 1969.  Over the years, Regan has been an underground laborer, a locomotive operator, a miner, a heavy equipment operator and a scheduler.  Regan was among those who worked with the state to help establish the South Dakota Science and Technology Authority, which would eventually secure the former Homestake Gold Mine pr0perty for development into a federal underground laboratory.  Regan visits with Karl Gehrke from the Sanford Underground Lab.

Teacher of the Year

Oct 15, 2012

Katie Anderson has been named South Dakota's 2013 Teacher of the Year.  Anderson teaches science and reading at East Middle School in Rapid City.  Part of her award is a technology package valued at $11,000 to use in her classroom.  She'll represent South Dakota as a candidate for the National Teacher of the Year award.  The National Teacher of the Year is announced during a special ceremony in Washington, D.C., each April.

Kealey Bultena

South Dakota classrooms look far different now than they did even a decade ago. Students still use pencils to fill out worksheets and find information in their books, but elements of learning have moved from printed sheets to computer screens. That’s been fairly common for years, but now one school district is testing technology from a new vantage point.

Current high school chemistry classes are likely a little different than chem lectures of the past. In a Lincoln High School classroom, each student has his or her own personal periodic table. It’s illuminated on an iPad screen.