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Research Highlights


February 14, 2011

BHSU Opens Doors to New Life Sciences Laboratory

 More than 150 people attended the ribbon cutting and open house for the new life sciences laboratory at Black Hills State University.


June 4, 2010

Grants received at Black Hills State University



DSU Receives $5 Million Grant

Rep. Herseth Sandlin announced that Dakota State University is the recipient of a $5,687,168 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services to be used for the establishment of a Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (REC).




February 6, 2009

NSU Student to Represent University during Legislative Session




School of Mines Receives $1.25 Million to Create Mining Center of Excellence

Officials from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and four major mining companies - Alpha Natural Resources, Barrick Gold of North America, Kiewit Mining Group, and Newmont Mining Corporation - have announced a combined gift of $1.25 million to the Department of Mining Engineering and Management.


February 23, 2010

School of Mines Student Research in the Spotlight

Tom Warner, a South Dakota School of Mines and Technology student from Rapid City, was recently featured on the website Wired. In the "This Day in Tech" section, Warner discusses his research in lightening using high-speed video cameras.

To view the article and video of his research, visit Warner served as a pilot for the Institute of Atmospheric Science's T-28 armored research plane and received his master's degree in atmospheric sciences from the School of Mines in 2003. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in atmospheric and environmental sciences with a specialization in lightening research.


December 30, 2010

Clinical Trials Under Way to Test Anti-Obesity Compound

Clinical trials started in December 2010 to determine how well an anti-obesity compound derived from a Chinese herb works in humans.


December 10, 2010

Research Looks at Alternative Power for Military
Imagine solar cells that soldiers can roll up like a mat, transport, and unroll in a new location to start generating electricity on the spot.




October 21, 2010

Three USD faculty members honored for research excellence

Three members of The University of South Dakota faculty will be recognized for their outstanding research and creative work during President’s Research Day at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27 at the
Muenster University Center.



October 10, 2010

USD receives grant to assist veterans with disabilities research

The University of South Dakota will utilize a $500,000 grant to identify and address the educational needs of veterans with disabilities.



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