Discovery District

USD's Next Momentous Endeavor

USD President James W. Abbott believes the Discovery District will contribute to the state’s economy while also providing enhanced opportunities for students. “The USD Discovery District will attract and retain talent, and expand our state’s research capacity,” Abbott said. “At the same time it will allow us to turn that research into products that will help people. By accelerating the launch of innovative companies we will expand opportunities for future generations of South Dakotans.”

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In This Issue

  • USD art students travel to New York City to interact with top artists in their studios, visit museums and learn how to further develop their career.

  • Prosper Zongo is on a mission to provide villages in his home country access to drinking water. See how Zongo is providing wells and making an impact.

  • For 155 years Vermillion and USD have grown and learned to depend on the other. If you haven't seen Vermillion lately, it's time to take a closer look at all the exciting changes happening.


Although The South Dakotan strives for accuracy, errors can occur. In the spring 2017 issue, Loren Steele ‘62 was inaccurately reported as deceased in Yote Notes. Loren is alive and well, living in Indian Wells, Calif. We regret the error.

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