North Dakota State University campus successes – June

June 30, 2016

New endowment supports entrepreneurship and innovation

A new endowed chair at NDSU will galvanize the institution’s growing entrepreneurial culture, thanks to a $4.5 endowment, which includes $1.5 million from the Higher Education Challenge Fund. The goal of the endowed chair is to nurture faculty excellence in entrepreneurship education and to encourage students to pursue big ideas and innovative thinking and activity.


College of Engineering joins national scholars program

NDSU was one of 28 engineering programs to be accepted into the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenge Scholars Program. Up to 20 students per year will be selected for the program, which provides specialized preparation for taking leadership in solving the toughest engineering issues facing society.


NDSU summer programs help prepare North Dakota students for the future

NDSU hosts many summer programs, such as North Dakota Governor’s Schools and STEM Bootcamp, that give the state’s students access to hands-on learning experiences and exposure to career options. The summer programs are another way NDSU helps the state’s youth prepare for future education and careers.