Graduate students to share research with campus community
From agriculture to cancer cells to exercise to flooding - NDSU graduate students’ research covers a wide range of topics. To help individuals learn more about the diverse contributions graduate students make to the university and beyond, the NDSU Graduate Student Association has scheduled the third annual NDSU Graduate Research and Arts Forum for April 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Memorial Union.
The event highlights graduate students’ research, outreach and creative endeavors. This year, the forum will include 40 posters, one panel and three individual presentations.
According to Trista Manikowske, a graduate student in exercise science and nutrition and president of the Graduate Student Association, the forum provides valuable experience for graduate students. “Submitting research for review and acceptance is an ongoing process in higher education,” Manikowske said. “This is a great opportunity to show something to university peers before presenting to a national audience.” She adds that participating in the forum can be included on an individual’s vita and could help when applying to future programs or jobs.
The forum is open to anyone to attend. Manikowske especially encourages students considering graduate school to come see what it is about. But she says it is a good opportunity for everyone to get a glimpse of what the future will bring.
“This is an opportunity to see some of the top research being performed in the Midwest, nation and even the world,” Manikowske said. “Research being performed now at NDSU will soon directly and indirectly affect the state and our future.”