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 Munzongo||Maegan Jones||Zhen Yang|
Published February 5, 2015
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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.
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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
2014 Awards and Scholarships
National Science Foundation
Grace E Byliss Gold Memorial
Dr. Evenlyn Morrow Lebedeff
Graduate Student Research Award
2014 Undergraduate Award
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.
Doctoral student studies effects of clean water in remote Kenya
Published 2013Tara 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.
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.