Three students are recipients of Graduate Student Research Assistantship and the American Indian Graduate Student Research Assistantship competition from the North Dakota Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, known as ND EPSCoR. The awards total more than $126,000 for up to 24 months.
Awardees, alma maters, areas of graduate studies and advisers at NDSU are:
• Cheyenne Durant, Mayville State University, coatings and polymer materials, Mohi Quadir
• Saliou Diallo, Minot State University, computer science, Anne Denton
• Adam Mortenson, Valley City State University, natural resources management, Jack Norland
The Graduate Student Research Assistantship program provides graduates of the North Dakota University System’s primarily undergraduate institutions; tribal colleges that hold membership in the North Dakota Association of Tribal Colleges; and participants in ND EPSCoR’s Nurturing American Tribal Undergraduate Research and Education program, called NATURE, an opportunity to obtain master’s or doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at North Dakota’s two large research universities, NDSU and the University of North Dakota.
North Dakota EPSCoR is a federally and state funded program designed to improve the ability of university researchers to compete more effectively for federal, regional and private research grants in the sciences, engineering and mathematics.
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