Feb. 20, 2024

NDSU professors awarded scholarships


Three NDSU professors are among the 15 North Dakota University System faculty members who were recently awarded $1,000 scholarships through the Dakota Digital Academy to attend and participate in conferences or professional development experiences involving artificial intelligence. 

The scholarships were established to encourage professional learning and AI implementation in college classrooms.

 “This is a great opportunity for our faculty members to learn more about AI and how it can be incorporated into their curriculums,” said NDUS Chancellor Mark Hagerott. “Higher education will be transformed over the next few years by these new technologies. It’s important that we immerse ourselves in AI now to discover best practices so we can better prepare our students for our future workforce, which also will see new innovations through AI and digitization.”

 To be eligible to receive the scholarships, faculty members had to submit the name of a conference or type of professional development event they would like to attend. They also had to explain how they would use that information to enhance classroom teaching.

 Scholarship applicants represented a wide array of academic disciplines, including nursing, social and behavioral sciences, pharmacy, nutrition and dietetics and agriculture, to name a few. 

The NDSU professors who were awarded a scholarship include:

  • Rebecca Brynjulson, assistant professor of practice in pharmacy 
  • Sherri Stastny, professor of health, nutrition and exercise science 
  • Ahmed Rabia, research assistant professor 

 The Dakota Digital Academy assists students, businesses, industry and government in North Dakota and across the upper Midwest by adapting and meeting the rapidly changing demands and opportunities for information technology and cyber sciences. Its mission is to provide access to digital-cyber oriented education, training, certificates and knowledge produced by the collaborative North Dakota University System of 11 campuses, in partnership with select business and corporate partners.

About NDUS
The North Dakota University System is a unified system of higher education governed by the State Board of Higher Education. Organized in 1990, the system includes two research universities, four regional universities and five community colleges.

 The mission of the State Board of Higher Education and the Chancellor of the North Dakota University System is to unleash the potential of higher education in the state to enhance the quality of life, and the social and economic vitality of all served by its public colleges and universities.

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