Music education symposium draws nationwide participation

The fourth bi-annual Music Education Summer Symposium is scheduled July 28 to Aug. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the NDSU campus. The symposium is a weeklong event for music teachers nationwide to come together, learn from each other and from the experts.

“It is a fun, immersive week,” said Charlette Moe, assistant director of choral activities. “You live and breathe all of the instructors’ information.”

A total of 40 participants and 20 presenters will travel from Colorado, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Iowa and Florida to be a part of the symposium.

Participants are able to customize their learning experience with a selection of sessions from three different tracks: instrumental, choral and elementary music.

Session titles include:

  • “Musical Microworlds: Solve It, Build It, Do It” with Deborah Confredo
  • “What’s so Wicked about ‘Wicked’ (and ‘Glee’)” with Alice-Ann Darrow
  • “Time is on Your Side,” with Tim Sharp
  • “Boys Make Noise … or … Real Men Sing: Boys in the Choral/General Music Program” with Kevin Meidl

Guest speakers include:

  • Alice-Ann Darrow is the Irvin Cooper professor of music therapy and music education at Florida State University. Her teaching and research interests are teaching music to special populations and the role of music in deaf culture. She is editor of the text “Introduction to Approaches in Music Therapy,” and co-author of “Music in Special Education.”
  • Kevin Meidl is a director of choirs and music department chair at Appleton West High School, Appleton, Wisconsin. He is the principle conductor and artistic director with the Appleton Boy Choir and the founding conductor of the Badger State Girl Choir based in Neenah, Wisconsin. He has conducted choirs for the official ceremonies commemorating the 50th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France; for Pope John Paul II in Rome; and for 30 other countries around the world.
  • Tim Sharp is the executive director of the American Choral Directors Association and artistic director of the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Before joining the association, Sharp was dean of fine arts at Rhodes College, Memphis, where he conducted the Rhodes Singers and MasterSingers Chorale.
  • Deborah Confredo is professor of music education in the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University in Philadelphia. She is an instrumental editor and consultant for the FJH Music Company. While in Illinois, she wrote the research synthesis column for the “Illinois Music Educator” and chaired the Illinois Music Educators Association Research Committee.

Students participating in the symposium earn three-credit hours toward either NDSU’s blended-learning Master of Music in Music Education degree or professional development graduate credit.

For more information on the 2016 NDSU Music Education Summer Symposium or earning a degree in Master of Music in Music Education, contact Charlette Moe at charlette.moe@ndsu.edu or NDSU’s Office of Distance and Continuing Education at 1-800-726-1724 or 701-231-7015.

NDSU is recognized as one of the nation’s top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.

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NDSU plant sciences research team creates documentary

A 30-minute documentary on plant breeding has been created as part of the educational outreach efforts of the Bean Coordinated Agricultural Project, known as Bean CAP.

The film, titled “Plant Breeding: Science + Creative Problem Solving,” is available for viewing, along with other Bean CAP videos on bean nutrition and breeding research, on the Bean CAP YouTube channel,www.youtube.com/user/ndsubeancap.

The documentary was written, filmed, animated and edited by NDSU Bean CAP team members Shane Reetz and Bree Reetz, and produced by Phil McClean, director of the NDSU genomics and bioinformatics program, professor of plant sciences and Bean CAP director. Juan Osorno, NDSU dry bean breeder and associate professor of plant sciences, appeared in the film as a content expert.

The film is part of a Bean CAP Educational Video Series available on YouTube. The team created five other videos for the series, each three to eight minutes in length, covering topics such as an overview of plant breeding, Norman Borlaug and the Green Revolution, genetics and disease resistance, bean plant architecture and food security. The video “What’s Plant Breeding?” features Osorno’s dry bean breeding project at NDSU. Osorno, graduate student Alison Stone, and doctoral graduates Magan Lewis and Angela Linares-Ramírez appear in the video.

The video series has gained notice nationally as a valuable source of information about plant breeding. “Instructors at other universities tell me they are using the Bean CAP videos in their classes,” said Osorno.

After four years of multi-state efforts in research, extension and education, the Bean CAP is wrapping up this year. NDSU bean breeding researchers who participated in the Bean CAP helped categorize more than 27,000 genes of the common bean, many directly related to traits of economic importance. The research was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

To learn more about the Bean CAP, visit http://www.beancap.org/.

NDSU is recognized as one of the nation’s top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.

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Groundbreaking celebration set for Sanford Health Athletic Complex

NDSU will celebrate the beginning of construction on the Sanford Health Athletic Complex with a groundbreaking ceremony scheduled for Tuesday, July 22, at 10 a.m. on Dacotah Field. 

Among the speakers will be NDSU President Dean L. Bresciani; Gene Taylor, NDSU director of athletics; Paul Richard, president of Sanford Medical Center Fargo; and Steve Scheel, president of Scheels.

The event is open to the public with parking available in the Fargodome south lots.

The $41 million expansion and renovation of the existing Bison Sports Arena, which began in April, will transform the facility and the surrounding area, known as the Sanford Health Athletic Complex, into a true Division I athletic complex. Additionally, it will serve as a “front door” venue welcoming student-athletes and campus guests with the Bison Athletic Hall of Fame, Hall of Champions and various fan services and facilities.

Scheels Center will seat more than 5,700 fans for basketball, and the Nodak Mutual Insurance Company Basketball Training Facility will feature two courts on the southwest corner of the existing structure. The west-side addition and renovations will house human performance facilities, including strength and conditioning, sports medicine and rehabilitation areas, and an academic center for student-athletes.

The newly built Shelly Ellig Indoor Track and Field Facility opened for training and competition in December 2012.

NDSU is recognized as one of the nation’s top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.

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Grad student publishes groundbreaking research on trumpet history

NDSU doctoral student Clayton Miranda has conducted extensive research on the history of trumpet in Brazilian music—an area of research that is in its infancy. His work was recently published in an international journal.

Clayton Miranda takes a deep breath and gently fingers the valves of his treasured trumpet. The notes of a samba selection begin to flow, and he feels a deep connection with generations of Brazilian musicians who came before him.

The trumpet is an essential element of Brazilian music, intertwined with the history of Miranda’s homeland for centuries. It’s a story he is now sharing with the world.

Miranda is an NDSU doctoral student in trumpet performance who published a groundbreaking paper, titled “The Inception of Trumpet Performance in Brazil: An Historical Account,” in the June issue of the International Trumpet Guild Journal. The seven-page article, based on Miranda’s 14 years of research, reveals important historical material not previously published.

Miranda started playing trumpet when he was 11 years old, performing in a town band in Juiz de Fora, a small community an hour’s drive north of Rio de Janeiro. He joined a local orchestra at 15.

His love for the instrument is obvious and emphatic.

“Trumpet has the potential to do what a human voice does; but it can be with more expression, either loud or soft,” explained Miranda, who is the brass and woodwind director at the Festival Internacional de Música Colonial Brasileira e Musica Antiga in Brazil.

When Miranda was a teenager, he became curious about how the trumpet came to be a strong focal point in Brazilian music. But, when he looked for information about a composition, he discovered practically nothing had been published about his instrument in his home country. And very little had been penned about the history of Brazilian music itself.

Searching for that history became his academic mission. 

He studied, collected and preserved every reference, story and recollection he could find as an undergraduate student at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, master’s student at the University of North Dakota and now as a doctoral student at NDSU.

In total, he has amassed material from more than 6,000 manuscripts that trace Brazilian music back more than 400 years.

According to Miranda’s research, the trumpet first appears in Brazil during the early 1500s, shortly after the arrival of Pedro Cabral, the Portuguese nobleman, military commander and explorer who is regarded as the first European to discover Brazil.

Early journal references and depictions suggest Franciscan friars traveled in one of Cabral’s caravels and used the instruments during Catholic rites.

“The friars’ job was to spread the Catholic Church throughout America, and Brazil was pretty much a jungle,” Miranda said. “With this instrument, if they are far away, you can collect people. The trumpet has the power to make people pay attention.”

Compositions for the instrument blended European classical and Baroque music with the rhythm of the indigenous people. Additional musical nuances came to the fore as slave laborers arrived from Africa. Trumpet took a prominent position in the music of the country.

Composers increasingly used folk songs and merged them with the unique sound of Brazilian popular music. We now know the music as samba and chôro.

“Clayton is a driven student who is very passionate about his Brazilian roots,” said Jeremy Brekke, associate professor of music and Miranda’s adviser, noting the research is important both for Miranda’s homeland and trumpeters around the world. “His research will help unearth and disclose important literature and methods that have not been published in Brazil. Rediscovered trumpet works from Brazil will enrich the whole trumpet community through great works with a different cultural background.”

Miranda is thrilled to see his research reaching a global audience through the International Trumpet Guild.

“I’m glad Brazilian music history was brought alive and the international community is willing to work with me to preserve it.”

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Governor’s School offers college experience to North Dakota youth

The North Dakota Governor’s School is a state-sponsored and funded program hosted at NDSU each summer since 1990. The school opened June 1 and concluded July 12.

Three North Dakota high school students scored with a summer project that tastes good and also teaches them engineering principles. They spent six weeks perfecting sugar cookies produced with a 3D printer at North Dakota State University.

Matthew Dawson, Kody Coles and Reed Erickson are in the engineering track for North Dakota Governor’s School, a state-sponsored and funded program hosted at NDSU each summer since 1990. The school opened June 1 and concluded July 12.

Each year, North Dakota high school sophomores and juniors live at NDSU and study laboratory science, mathematics, information technology, English studies and visual arts or theatre. Agriculture, architecture and engineering joined the curriculum last year.

Dawson, Coles and Erickson were selected to work with Bashir Khoda, assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering, to create the cookies.

It’s a Thursday afternoon five weeks into Governor’s School. Dawson, Coles and Erickson surround a 3D printer. An engineering lab brimming with printers, scanners and a hodgepodge of electrical components is warm due to a malfunctioning air conditioner. However, the students remain cool and focused. They’ve been here since 10 a.m.

“What’s the detail look like?” said Coles, a junior from Horace, North Dakota. He refers to the crisp outline of an incandescent light bulb taking shape in sugar cookie dough.

“It’s better than the last one,” said Dawson, a junior from Casselton, North Dakota.

The cookie looks like the Governor’s School light bulb logo, down to the threads.

Compressed air pushes dough from a black vertical cylinder that looks like a cardboard paper towel tube. The nozzle pointing down from the cylinder is half as thick as a No. 2 pencil.

The dough oozes out in a small, uninterrupted line onto a shiny metal hot plate the size and shape of an iPad. The plate moves according to signals the students programmed into a computer.

Earlier in the month, Khoda and two graduate students advised the Governor’s School students as they designed the shape of their cookies in computer-aided design software. They inputted their plot points into the 3D printer. They also fabricated the brackets that hold the cylinder, which is immobilized as the hot plate moves back and forth. 

The students watch their creations take shape. The light bulb is formed in 18 minutes with two crisscrossed layers of dough.

The scent of baked sugar, butter and vanilla wafts through the engineering lab. The smell and the dirty mixing bowl and spatula seem out of place among the electrical components and other examples of 3D printing – a replica of a human hip joint and the body of a four-rotor drone.

Yet the students are learning the concepts of additive manufacturing, a burgeoning field used to create projects ranging from human tissue and bone to complex rocket engines to the student’s cookies.

“The underlying principle is the same,” Khoda said.

The student’s work has out-of-this-world applications. NASA is studying the feasibility of 3D printing dietary-specific meals for its astronauts in space.

The students also get a taste of the challenges the experts face. The hot plate, a recent addition, isn’t hot enough to fully bake the cookie. More fine-tuning is required.

The nozzle needs resizing to keep the dough from clumping. The air pressure is lowered to prevent the dough from becoming an unrecognizable blob. A smiley-face design refused to hold its shape the day before. It still tasted good after baking in a conventional oven, Dawson said.

The students spend the rest of the week perfecting their cookies before presenting their work to NDSU faculty and other Governor’s School students.

Other students follow a similar routine based on their academic track. For example, the performing arts group toured a production of “Big Love” by Charles L. Mee throughout the state.

Governor’s School students attend life and leadership classes and travel to Minneapolis to tour 3M and visit the Science Museum, Valley Fair and the Art Institute. They also visit local companies and partake in recreational outings, such as a day canoeing Minnesota’s Crow Wing River.

For more information about Governor’s School, visit www.ndsu.edu/govschool.

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NDSU Extension Service addresses family and consumer needs

One of the North Dakota State University Extension Service’s goals is to help residents overcome those and many other issues by providing the people with the knowledge and skills they need to improve their health, nutrition and quality of life.

Nearly 30 percent of North Dakota adults and 11 percent of high school students are obese, 8.6 percent of adults have diabetes and almost 7 percent of adults suffer from heart disease, according to the state’s latest health statistics.

Statistics also show that 17 percent of the state’s working families with children are considered low income, and the state’s population of residents 65 and older is expected to increase 50 percent, from 98,595 in 2011 to 148,060 in 2025.

These are among the challenges facing North Dakotans. One of the North Dakota State University Extension Service’s goals is to help residents overcome those and many other issues by providing the people with the knowledge and skills they need to improve their health, nutrition and quality of life.

This mission is as vital now as it was when the national Cooperative Extension Service was created with the signing of the Smith-Lever Act on May 8, 1914. Cooperative Extension is a state-by-state network of educators who extend university-based research and knowledge to the people. This year, NDSU Extension is celebrating 100 years of extending knowledge and changing the lives of North Dakota residents.

In the beginning, Extension improved the lives of countless people as they learned about food safety and food preservation, in addition to healthful eating and nutrition. While times and technologies have changed, we still use the latest unbiased, research-based information to help people make good choices related to their health and well-being.

This program area, now called family and consumer sciences, is one of four primary components of NDSU Extension’s efforts. The other three are community vitality, agriculture and natural resources, and 4-H youth development.

What does Extension’s family and consumer sciences programming look like today?

· Extension provides North Dakotans with access to a number of educational programs to prevent health issues such as macular degeneration and diabetes. North Dakotans also can learn about the importance of adopting the new national “MyPlate” food guidelines for healthful eating at all ages.

· More than 6,000 elementary youth across the state are educated annually about nutrition and healthful eating through a variety of educational programs brought to local school districts by the county family and consumer sciences educators. Some examples include Banking on Strong Bones, Go Wild With Fruits and Veggies! and On the Move to Better Health.

Here is what a first- and second-grade teacher had to say about the Go Wild With Fruits and Veggies! program: “The students have been willing to try more foods, and even end up liking them.”

· One of the most pressing people issues facing North Dakotans is the aging of our citizens. The NDSU Extension gerontologist is leading programs to support the huge number of caregivers in our state. She also is training elderly audiences to prevent falls, which are the No. 1 reason for older adults needing nursing home care. Program participants have experienced a 31 percent reduction in falls, research shows.

· Another major issue is the increased demands on students to perform successfully in school so they can become productive members of the workforce. NDSU Extension has developed the Gearing Up for Kindergarten program for school districts across the state. The program aims to improve school readiness of 4-year-olds and increase parent involvement, the most significant factors in school success

“The amount they are supposed to know is scary at this age,” said a parent who participated in the program with her son. “It gave me the confidence in knowing that he is truly ready for school.”

· Financial matters are one of the most frequently discussed topics among families. NDSU Extension offers programs that can help high school students and adults learn how to manage money and reach their financial goals. Other programs address credit card or identity theft, estate and succession planning, buying insurance and being wise consumers.

· Low-income families are learning how to eat with good nutrition in mind through educational classes that target limited-resource audiences.

I now plan my menus,” an adult participant said. “I save money on the grocery bills because I don’t pick up the extras, only what is on my list.”

This is just a small sample of Extension programs in the family and consumer sciences field.

NDSU is recognized as one of the nation’s top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.

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NDSU graduate student receives National Science Foundation fellowship

NDSU graduate student Jessie Arneson, who is researching biochemistry and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education, known as STEM, recently was awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship by the National Science Foundation.

Clarity and comprehension – those are the goals of NDSU doctoral student Jessie Arneson in her work to improve science education.

According to Arneson, many incoming graduate students cannot fully understand the scientific images and intricate graphs they see in research publications. So, she’s developing training methods to give students necessary cognitive skills.

Arneson, who is researching biochemistry and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education, known as STEM, recently was awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship by the National Science Foundation to follow through on her work.

NSF funded 2,000 fellowships out of more than 14,000 applicants. Arneson received three years of funding totaling about $135,000 to cover tuition and a stipend.

“A big part of science is communicated through visualization – maps, computer models or pictures showing results of experiments,” Arneson explained. “However, we identified that students going on to graduate school often can’t interpret professional images in the literature, so they struggle with that. We looked back through the undergraduate curriculum to see where the problem was. Sure enough, the primary textbooks that are used don’t include the scaffolding of skills they need.”

Arneson is developing a series of tasks students should be able to complete, based on data gleaned from a graph, photo or computer model. As the students go through the checklist of items, they’ll learn by doing. The goal is to incorporate the training in a biochemistry class, with the hope to eventually include it in other disciplines.

“We want to develop tasks students can use at every level of practice,” Arneson said. “Can you interpret the message? Can you build one? Can you use this to make an argument or pose a hypothesis?”

This is the kind of work the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program likes to see. Designed to help ensure the vitality of science and engineering in the United States, the program supports outstanding graduate students in STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at American institutions.

“Jessie is a unique student in that she can work fluidly across disciplines, a critical skill for the interdisciplinary nature of discipline-based education research,” said Erika Offerdahl, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry and Arneson’s academic adviser. “The impact of Jessie’s research is likely to be far-reaching. Her project is in direct response to national calls to transform undergraduate education to better reflect the practice and process of science.”

Arneson, a native of Jamestown, N.D., earned her bachelor’s degree in microbiology and biotechnology from NDSU in December 2012, and then enrolled in the NDSU Graduate School to seek her doctorate. She said she was encouraged to do so by her grandfather, George Barron, who taught chemistry and physics for 35 years at Jamestown High School. Arneson hopes to follow a similar career path, teaching biochemistry or microbiology at the collegiate level.

“The biggest drive for me in this research is to try to improve education in science – to provide more training for future scientists and improve the scientific literacy of the general population,” Arneson said. “That’s a big goal of the National Science Foundation as well, and that’s why they chose to sponsor me. I feel they trust me to work towards that.”

The award number for Arneson’s fellowship is DGE-1010619. More information about the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program is available at www.nsfgrfp.org.

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New graduate receives prestigious Fulbright teaching assistantship

May graduate Katherine Thoreson recently was named among three NDSU recipients of prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships.

May graduate Katherine Thoreson will soon use her talents to teach European students how to confidently converse in English. The NDSU honors student recently was named among three NDSU recipients of prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships.

As a teaching assistant, she will spend an academic year in Belgium, teaching conversational English at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, a French-language institution in Brussels. She’ll instruct students in the use of common, often-used English verbs, adjectives and phrases, which will help the learners improve their conversational skills when meeting people or building friendships.

The Fulbright program is considered the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. Recent college graduates and young professionals are placed as English teaching assistants in primary and secondary schools or universities in countries around the globe. The recipients are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.

Thoreson, who graduated May 17 with majors in English and philosophy, begins her work in earnest in September, but she plans to travel to Belgium in August to have time to explore different regions of Europe and acclimate herself to her new surroundings.

“It’s going to be exciting living in a different place for nine months and getting used to the culture there,” said Thoreson, who grew up on a farm near Buxton, North Dakota, and went to May-Port CG High School. “I’ve lived in North Dakota my entire life, so I’m excited to go a different country and see how things are done there. It should be a rewarding experience.”

Thoreson completed three years of university-level instruction in French, the primary language used at her host school, and studied French literature.

She also was an active participant in the NDSU English club’s Conversational English Circle since arriving as a freshman. The group allows students to conduct cross-cultural conversations with others from a variety of nations and upbringings.

“The NDSU College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the humanities experience I got there have prepared me really well for the kind of work I’ll do in Belgium,” she said. “It really helped me get a sense of what I think is important in the world. I’ve met many international students and people who don’t come from the same background, and that’s been an eye-opening experience.”

Thoreson is among three NDSU recipients of Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Scholarships. That number is the most the university has ever been awarded during one cycle. She joins senior Emily Grenz, who will be an instructor in Turkey, and recent NDSU alumna Annie Erling Gofus, who will work in the Slovak Republic.

“There have been seven NDSU students who have received Fulbright awards since 1999. It is a highly competitive award, and three awards speaks highly to the caliber of our students,” said Lisa Hauck, NDSU director of global outreach.

For now, Thoreson is keeping her career options open, suggesting her time in Belgium may point the way for her future. “I think doing this will prepare me for whatever career I decide to do.”

She is the daughter of Steven and Janice Thoreson of Buxton, North Dakota.

NDSU is recognized as one of the nation’s top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.

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NDSU welcomes Provost Ingram

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Beth Ingram, North Dakota State University’s new provost, began work today.

She comes to NDSU from the University of Iowa, where she was associate provost and Henry B. Tippie professor of economics. Ingram said she is looking forward to working with the NDSU community. “I’ve appreciated the warm welcome and am excited to be part of NDSU as it continues to achieve through world-class research and excellent teaching.”

Ingram brings deep and broad academic credentials and extensive leadership experience. She has served numerous times as a National Science Foundation panelist and has secured several NSF research grants, co-chaired thesis committees, and has published and been a referee and reviewer in some of the nation’s most respected economic journals.

She held two endowed positions at Iowa, and was part of the senior academic leadership team that makes decisions on all scholarly and academic activity at the campus.

NDSU President Dean L. Bresciani said Ingram’s breadth and depth of scholarly and administrative experience, as well as her clear commitment to faculty issues, make her an excellent fit as provost. “Dr. Ingram is an impressive researcher and brings experience as an administrator at one of the nation’s premier AAU institutions,” he said. “I have great confidence in her ability to guide us forward on a steepening performance trajectory. Her reputation at the University of Iowa is exceptional, and reflects a leader who purposefully connects with, listens to, and supports faculty success.”

Ingram has held academic positions at the University of Iowa since 1988, including dean and department chair roles, and directed the Institute for Economic Research, which provided income and tax revenue forecasts for the state of Iowa. She was an assistant professor of economics at Cornell University from 1986 to 1988. She has a doctorate in economics from the University of Minnesota, and previous degrees in economics and mathematics. Her research interests include macroeconomics, labor economics and econometrics.

NDSU is recognized as one of the nation’s top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.

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STEM summer program participants to present research

Visiting students who participated in the NDSU Summer Research program are scheduled to give research presentations Monday, July 14, in the Memorial Union Hidatsa room.

A total of 14 students will give oral presentations on a variety of topics, ranging from microbiology to computer engineering to pharmaceutical sciences to food science. The student’s home institutions include Delaware State University, Prairie View A&M University, Mississippi Valley State University, Virginia State University, Universidade de Brasilia, Universidade do Estado do Para and Universidade Estdual do Rio Grande do Sul.

The 15-minute presentations begin at 7:45 a.m., and will be followed by a poster session from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Memorial Union Prairie Rose room. An awards luncheon starts at 12:15 p.m.

The program gives high-academically achieving underrepresented ethnic minority students a chance to study in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics fields and to learn about graduate school, according to Deland Myers, professor of cereal and food sciences in the Department of Plant Sciences and NCAA faculty athletic representative, who organizes the program.

Contributors and supporters include the North Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (ND EPSCoR); NDSU Office of the President; Office of the Provost; Office of Multicultural Programs; Office of International Programs; Division of Information Technology Services; Division of Equity, Diversity and Global Outreach; Department of Residence Life; NDSU Graduate School; Department of Plant Sciences; Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; College of Science and Mathematics; College of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Sciences; and the dean of Student Wellness.

NDSU is recognized as one of the nation’s top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.

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