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Brookings 2019 Idea Competition Winners Announced

Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) announced the winners of the annual Idea Competition on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at a public reception held at the Research Park at SDSU. This year marked the twelfth year of the contest, which encourages Brookings area residents and SDSU students to think about starting new businesses or expanding product lines…

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Students brewing up success at BHS

BHS students start, run their own coffee and pastry business BROOKINGS – Starting and running your own business is a difficult task for anybody to take on, but a group of Brookings High School students are learning firsthand the basics of running a business by starting their own as part of class. BHS seniors Stephen…

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SDSU Researchers Prepare to Present 10 Swine Research Abstracts at the Midwest Section of the American Society of Animal Science

South Dakota State University swine researchers from the Department of Animal Science will present 10 research abstracts at the Midwest Section meeting of the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) and the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) in Omaha, Neb., from March 11-13, 2019. The Department of Animal Science opened the new SDSU Swine Education…

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Ideation to Commercialization – Entrepreneur Coaching Now Available in Brookings

BEDC partnering with SDSU to identify the business value of new innovations Many new ideas and innovations have great potential, but how do people determine the real world impact their ideas could have? Entrepreneurs in Brookings now have a resource for helping them discover the business value of their ideas. Jennifer Quail, Director of Entrepreneur…

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SDSU Group Receives Community Innovation Grant for Prototype Development

Courtesy of the South Dakota Community Foundation The South Dakota Community Foundation recently presented a $10,000 Community Innovation Grant to South Dakota State University. Offered in partnership with the Bush Foundation, the CIG program supports efforts to find breakthrough solutions to community challenges across the state. The grant will provide partial support for the Rich…

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SDSU Gets New High-Performance Computer Cluster For Analyzing Genomic Data

When Xijin Ge learned South Dakota State University was not only going to add a high-performance computing cluster and a 100-gigabyte internet connection, he was excited. “I was like a kid in a candy store, just so excited about the speed in which I was going to be able to download and analyze genomic data,”…

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Research fellowship helps microbiology student find career path

A summer undergraduate research fellowship has helped South Dakota State University sophomore Caroline Kincade figure out her career path. Through the Future Agriculture and Science Taskforce Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates (FAST REEU) fellowship program, Kincade worked on a project to understand how cells gain resistance to antibiotics under the supervision of Assistant Professor…

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Earn Cash for your Ideas

$2,500 in prize money to be awarded The twelfth annual Brookings Area Idea Competition is now open and taking entries from inventors, makers, innovators, entrepreneurs and anyone with a good idea, with the chance of winning a total of $2,500 in cash prizes. The 2019 contest, hosted by Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC), encourages community…

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SDSU Researcher Targets Drug-Resistant Cancer Cells

A South Dakota State University researcher is finding new ways to destroy cancer cells that develop resistance to multiple chemotherapy drugs. “Chemotherapy is the most common treatment for cancers,” explained Assistant Professor Surtaj Iram of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. “However, one of the biggest obstacles to success is cancer cells that acquire resistance…

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Brookings Innovation Center names Company and Student of the Year awards

Query.AI received the Company of the Year Award while Ellen Schlechter was selected as the Student of the Year Award winner during the Dec. 8 annual Innovation Celebration at the Brookings Innovation Center. The event marked the 10th year for the Research Park at South Dakota State University. “The Research Park at SDSU is the…

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