Science Center

science_center.jpgThe Science Center was completed in August of 1972 and houses the Dakota State department of biological science, mathematics, medical records, physical science and part of the behavioral sciences. It is 35,000 sq. ft. and one story high. It contains 2 large lecture rooms, a 200 seat auditorium, 10 laboratories which can be used as classrooms, 9 service areas, a greenhouse, a herbarium, and offices.

The Science Center was named after C. Ruth Habeger who was a professor in the Science department for 31 years. She was instrumental in establishing the science program here at Dakota State.

The Science Center Dedication Program can be viewed by clicking the link below.

Note: When you click on the link below, you will leave the DSU Archives website and go to the website of the “Digital Library of South Dakota.”

Science Center Dedication Program

"E.R.O.S. Data Center has placed a scientific display of aerial and satellite photographs of the earth on one of the Science Centers inner hallway walls. The display was placed on campus in memory of the late Senator Karl E. Mundt who was influential in the establishment of E.R.O.S. Data Center near Sioux Falls. The Science Center also houses the Server Room for the DSU campus as well as the servers for the South Dakota K-12 Digital Dakota Network."



Olson, Bonnie. Historical Calendar of Dakota State University (1881-2004). Madison, SD: Dakota State University.