Two faculty members in the University of South Dakota College of Arts & Sciences received funding totaling $1 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Funding for Accelerated, Inclusive Research (FAIR) initiative. USD’s faculty, Dongming Mei, Ph.D., and Vijayalakshmi Saravanan, Ph.D., are the only recipients from South Dakota who received this highly competitive grant.
This summer, University of South Dakota student Waverly Patterson had the opportunity to intern for the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand in Wellington, New Zealand, and aid their campaign trail through research and strategy.
University of South Dakota Professor of Biology David Swanson, Ph.D., has long been interested in birds and their relationship to the environments in which they’re found, and through two research projects, he is diving deeper into this interest area while also making relevant contributions to bird conservation.
The University of South Dakota’s Department of English is excited to announce that the first biennial Vermillion Writing & Literature Conference (VWALC), formerly the John R. Milton Writers’ Conference, will be held Sept. 28-30 in Vermillion.
University of South Dakota’s Travis Loof, Ph.D., recently presented at the inaugural Newhouse Summit, which focused on connecting academia with industry by examining the future of artificial intelligence (AI). The summit was held in July at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York.
Two students in the University of South Dakota Department of Mathematical Sciences, Oleksandra “Sasha” Lukina and Olivia Roberts, were accepted to attend the BRING MATH (Bridges for the Next Generation: Mathematical Science Research and Our Future) Workshop at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Illinois, Oct. 5-6.
Two faculty members in the University of South Dakota Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders recently traveled to Guatemala, a country in Central America, to provide life-changing hearing services to people in need.
Summary: University of South Dakota student Elizabeth Brust hopes to make meaningful contributions to conservation efforts by researching a new method of disease detection in amphibians. This research is also helping prepare Brust for a career in the health care field by providing her with problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
Summary: As an out-of-state student, Charles Streeter said moving to South Dakota was one of the most rewarding decisions he's ever made, and now, he’s in Washington, D.C., interning for one of South Dakota’s most influential figures, U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson.
Summary: Recent University of South Dakota graduates, Reza Goljani Amirkhiz, Ph.D., and Jayna Fitzsimmons, Ph.D., were awarded with 2023 USD Distinguished Dissertation Awards.
Summary: Two faculty in the University of South Dakota's Missouri River Institute – Jacob Kerby, Ph.D., biology professor and department chair, and David Swanson, Ph.D., biology professor – received a grant from the National Park Service to study settlement patterns of invasive zebra mussels along the Missouri National Recreational River (MNRR), a 59-mile section of the Missouri River between Gavins Point Dam and Ponca State Park.
The media & journalism program at USD checks all the boxes when it comes to preparing students to attack the intense world of media. From access to top of the line equipment, to a beautiful Coyote News studio, to endless opportunities to get hands on experience in a variety of media settings, students can literally dabble in everything and figure out which path they want to take with their media career.