South Dakota State University's Independent Student-Run Newspaper Since 1885

The Collegian

South Dakota State University's Independent Student-Run Newspaper Since 1885

The Collegian

South Dakota State University's Independent Student-Run Newspaper Since 1885

The Collegian

SDSU granted research in sustainable agriculture

Katelyn Winberg, Reporter April 18, 2023

                South Dakota State University researchers and students will study ways agriculture can change to meet the challenges...

Daniel Scholl, vice president for Division of Research and Economic development

SDSU research partners with Sioux Falls companies

Jacob Boyko, News Editor (He/Him) November 16, 2021

Sioux Falls-area companies will soon have new means of achieving improved efficiency, increased automation and other technical assistance through South Dakota State University’s Division of Research...

SA in brief

SA in brief

Jacob Boyko, News Editor (he/him) October 26, 2021

During the South Dakota State University Students’ Association meeting on Oct. 25, Senators were addressed by Dr. Daniel Scholl about SDSU research opportunities and Provost Dennis Hedge and Vice President...

Symposium highlights undergraduate research, achievements

Symposium highlights undergraduate research, achievements

J. Michael Bertsch, Managing Editor (He/Him) April 20, 2021

Ninety students participated in South Dakota State University’s annual undergraduate research symposium this year. The symposium highlighted student research and creative endeavors from 11 different...


Professor works to conserve lemur populations in Madagascar

Nicole Hudson, Reporter (She/her) November 17, 2020

The rainforests of Madagascar are the only place in the world where wild lemurs can be found. Onja Razafindratsima, assistant professor in the Department of Natural Resource Management at South Dakota...

Research, reports or recitals: A look at senior projects

Kendal Schreier, Reporter November 19, 2019

For freshmen at SDSU, senior year and final projects seem too far away to consider. However, seniors believe it’s never too early to start thinking about your final projects.  Jason Hasse is a senior...

Brookings’ own Batman does research in Caribbean

J. Michael Bertsch, Research Reporter April 3, 2019

When Scott Pedersen finally leaves the lecture hall and cadaver lab behind each May, he does what we all wish we could do for our summer break: fly to the Caribbean. Though it may seem like an island...

Cutline: Legislators will hear about research that will help public health officials develop a media campaign to discourage vaping during the 2019 Student Poster Session Feb. 28 in Pierre. SDSU senior Alexandra Farber, an advertising and communication studies major from Britton, gathered data on what motivates young people to use electronic cigarettes, known as vaping, for the South Dakota Department of Health.

Students to present research to state legislators

South Dakota State University senior Alexandra Farber and junior Sydney Bormann will tell legislators about research projects designed to improve human health at the Student Poster Session Feb. 28 in Pierre....

Xijin Ge

New high-performance computing cluster thrills researcher

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...

Second passive project awaits sale of first

Lauren Franken November 14, 2018

Not long after the Oct. 15 ribbon cutting for Brookings’ first passive house, graduate students in the Department of Architecture are already drafting plans for a second energy-efficient, single-family...


South Dakota named ninth happiest state

Brady Nicolaus October 1, 2018

Wandering through a field of sunflowers, going for a drive in the country or just living in a small-town community are just a few basic amenities of living in South Dakota. These are also some of the reasons...

SUBMITTED Play therapy students Ashley Bechen, left, and Cruz Trujillo use headphones to listen to a conversation between student Deb Griffith and 4-1/2-year-old Marlee Born while sitting behind one-way glass in the Fishback Center for Early Childhood Education on the South Dakota State University campus. The students are part of the first cohort of students to enroll in SDSUs new play therapy program. They graduate in August.

Power of play: therapy for children

Brady Nicolaus August 29, 2018

Shuffling sand boxes, clanking toys and laughter are all noises that typically fill a play therapy office. This starkly contrasts with the silence one would expect to find in most other therapeutic offices....

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