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Center for Ultra-low Background Experiments at Dakota (CUBED)

CUBED is a designated South Dakota Governor's Research Center which allows USD and collaborators to fully participate in experiments planned for the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) under development at the former Homestake Gold Mine in Lead, SD.

Disaster Mental Health Institute (DMHI)

DMHI provides graduate and undergraduate academic programs in disaster psychology and disaster response, which are recognized nationally and internationally for their quality. Students and faculty deliver emergency disaster mental health services around the world for business and government.

Government Research Bureau (GRB)

The GRB was created in 1937 by an act of the South Dakota State Legislature. It conducts applied research through application of the most modern and innovative analysis tools, such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Heimstra Human Factors Laboratory

The Heimstra Laboratory provides the infrastructure and organizational support needed to conduct state-of-the-art research in ergonomics. Heimstra Lab research is sponsored by government agencies and corporations to provide training opportunities for students pursuing advanced degrees in applied psychology.

Missouri River Institute

USD established the Missouri River Institute (MRI) to develop and promote research, education and public awareness related to the natural and cultural resources of the Missouri River Basin.

South Dakota Oral History Center (SDOHC)

The SDOHC collects and preserves voices of the people of the Northern Plains. The acquisition and preservation methods are a major part of the Native Studies program, allowing students to have an active role in the Oral tradition.

Photo Activated Nano Scale Systems (PANS)

The PANS Research Group includes over 40 faculty, research staff, graduate and undergraduate students from Augustana University, Black Hills State University, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, South Dakota State University and the University of South Dakota. Project participants create new devices in the area of photo-active nanoscale systems and address research challenges associated with photovoltaics and solar energy, directwrite electronics and the use of nanostructured materials for converting solar energy into chemical fuels.

USD Speech & Hearing Center

This is a clinical education center for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in speech-language pathology and audiology. It serves as a clinical service center for children and adults in need of diagnostic, therapeutic and counseling services for a wide variety of communication disorders. The center provides outreach services across the state.

W.O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership

As part of its mission to offer high-quality academic, enrichment and outreach programs, the Farber Center prepares citizens for civic leadership as well as assists public and non-profit organizations resolve difficult problems.