North Dakota State University campus successes

October 26, 2018

Project supports students living with mental illness

NDSU faculty members Amy Werremeyer, Elizabeth Skoy and Meghan Kirkwood are working to de-stigmatize mental illness. Their engagement project called Snap the Stigma invites people to share their experiences with mental illness through photography and personal reflections. The goal is to support people living with mental illness and educate the public.


NDSU nursing student earns first Sanford Health military and veteran scholarship

Nursing student Ashley Laine received the first Sanford Health Military and Veteran Scholarship. She earned $5,000 for her education because of her military service, volunteerism and academic excellence. Carla Gross of the NDSU School of Nursing, Fargo, said Laine “is a stellar, highly intelligent student who is on an amazing journey to become an exceptional nurse.”


NDSU grad student researches how to keep leafy greens safe

Doctoral student Manoj Shah is working on making the food supply safer. He researches how Salmonella moves from soil to leafy greens like spinach and lettuce. Finding the answer to this question is key to preventing outbreaks of foodborne illness. He works with NDSU researcher Teresa Bergholz and microbiologist Manan Sharma from the USDA.