NDSU student earns prestigious national scholarship
Jared Melville, a senior majoring in business administration and political science, has been selected as a 2018 Truman Scholar. The award is considered one of the most prestigious scholarships in the U.S. “Receiving the Truman Scholarship validates my desire to commit my life to a career of public service,” Melville said. “After graduating from NDSU, I hope to work in North Dakota for a couple of years and then pursue a graduate education specializing in energy policy. I am incredibly thankful for all the wonderful faculty and students who provided support throughout my application process.”
Student innovation competition announces winners
NDSU’s annual student innovation competition culminated with a final round of judging and an awards ceremony. The competition starts with a pitch event in the fall and helps students develop ideas throughout the academic year. Teams compete for cash prizes in three categories: products, services and social impact projects. Most of this year’s winning ideas centered around biomedical technologies and included an antibacterial coating to prevent the spread of disease, a genetically unique vaccine for cancer and a cloud-based data platform for asthma patients.
Sudro Hall addition to help meet need for health care professionals
NDSU held a ceremonial groundbreaking for an addition to Sudro Hall, home of the university’s College of Health Professions. The addition is expected to be ready for spring semester 2020. It will accommodate collaborative learning, expand research capabilities and help meet the region’s need for health care professionals.