Content | Navigation |

Three Minute Thesis Competition

Twenty-five NDSU graduate researchers gained skills for clear, concise communication in the NDSU Graduate School’s first Three Minute Thesis Competition. NDSU grad student distills years of work into three minutes.


DS Graduate Students Compete In Competition


Courage MunzongoMaegan JonesZhen Yang

Advanced nursing practice student wins NDSU’s inaugural Three Minute Thesis Competition

Published February 5, 2015  

For complete article link to NDSU News

NDSU grad student distills years of work into three minutes


FARGO – So the challenge for the 27 North Dakota State University graduate students who participated in the Three Minute Thesis Competition at the Memorial Union on campus Wednesday was to see who could make the importance of their complicated research interesting and understandable.

For complete article link to Inforum



Congratulations Alison Brennan

Doctoral student in Developmental Science, who was selected to attend "Making our CASE: Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering” in Washington, DC.:


A coalition of scientific and engineering societies, universities, advocacy organizations, and academic organizations has created an exciting opportunity for upper-class undergraduate and graduate students in science, mathematics, and engineering disciplines to learn about science policy and advocacy. The Making our CASE program is open to universities or professional scientific or engineering societies that would like to provide an opportunity for their graduate students to come to Washington, DC, and learn about science policy. Students who are selected by their institution to participate in the workshop will spend a few days learning about the structure and organization of Congress, the federal budget and appropriations process, and tools for effective science communication and civic engagement.



NCFR 2014 Baltimore, MD

Back Row (L to R) Jim Deal, Josh Boe, Lindsey Boes, Christi McGeorge, Kristen Benson, Tom Carlson, Front Row (L to R) Sara Raap, Ashley Walsdorf, Emily Corturillo, Ana Hueta Lopez, Simone Dorsey
Couple & Family Therapy Graduate Students

2014 Awards and Scholarships

Outstanding Assistance
to Faculty Award

Ashley Walsdorf

Outstanding Thesis

Catherine Rogers

National Science Foundation
Graduate Research Fellowship
Honorable Mention

Maegan Jones

Grace E Byliss Gold Memorial
Graduate Scholarship

Jennifer Wenner

Dr. Evenlyn Morrow Lebedeff
and James Lebedeff
Never Stop Learning Scholarship

Courage Mudzongo

Graduate Student Research Award
in the College of HD&E

Alison Brennan

2014 Undergraduate Award

Danielle DeGagne

Doctoral Students

Graduate students share research on health aging

Published January 16, 2015

Developmental science students Courage Mudzongo, Meagan Jones and Zhen Yang, and communications student Whitney Anderson used their knowledge of the Theory of Successful Aging to design the program.

Heather Fuller-Iglesias, assistant professor of human development and family science, said the program was important because it contradicts the more passive prevailing model that focuses on treating illnesses later in life. The students highlighted research that promotes active ways to live a happy, healthy life.

To read complete article

 Doctoral student studies effects of clean water in remote Kenya 

Published 2013

Tara Rava Zolnikov, an NDSU Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Fellow of developmental science, has witnessed up close how water can bring families closer, enrich a person’s quality of life and bring newfound economic advantages for many in some remote villages in Kenya.

To read the complete article.

 Doctoral student researches impact of mission trips

Published January 03, 2014

Courage Mudzongo’s life changed on a mission trip. He traveled to Nicaragua with a Fargo church group to build a school. The experience affected the NDSU doctoral student in developmental science so deeply that he plans to participate in mission trips for the rest of his life. When he was unable to return to Nicaragua this year, he was devastated.

To read complete article

Student Focused. Land Grant. Research University.

Follow NDSU
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • RSS
  • Google Maps

Site Manager:
Published by North Dakota State University

Last Updated: Friday, February 06, 2015 10:26:44 AM