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Three NDSU graduate students received honors during the 34th annual Plant Science Graduate Student Symposium at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, March 16-17. The symposium’s theme was “Cultivating the Field of Big Data.” NDSU attendees were Sergio Cabello Leiva, Supun Fernando, Nathan Haugrud, Felicity Merritt and Nickolas Theisen from the...

NDSU Horticulture and Forestry Club students attended the 2018 National Collegiate Landscape Competition sponsored by the National Association of Landscape Professionals March 14-17. The event was hosted by Alamance Community College in Graham, North Carolina. The event is the largest national competition and career recruitment event for college...

NDSU’s next Science Café will discuss past environmental changes throughout the Prairie Pothole Region. Jon Sweetman, NDSU assistant professor of biological sciences, is scheduled to present “Mud and Bugs – Understanding past environmental changes in the Prairie Potholes” Tuesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. in Stoker’s Basement of the Hotel Donaldson,...

The NDSU student group Engineers Without Borders is working to change lives for people in a small town in Guatemala. NDSU’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders has been working in the village of Las Tablitas since 2011, sending down teams to work with the community on a water distribution system and a new schoolhouse. Now they’ve turned their...

NDSU has been recognized with 2017 Tree Campus USA honors by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. “It’s important for employees, visitors and prospective and current students to create landscaping that help produce a vibrant atmosphere. Trees achieve this and it’s great that NDSU is recognized again for...

Joel Ransom, cereal crops Extension specialist, again organized judges for the North Dakota State Crop Show, something he has done since he joined the NDSU Department of Plant Sciences in 2002. On March 2, 24 judges evaluated more than 200 crop samples submitted by 4-H and FFA students and others submitting in Open Classes. Eighteen of the judges...

NDSU alumnus Zach Hermann has been named the Young Engineer of the Year by the F-M Engineers Club. The club is chapter four of the North Dakota Society of Professional Engineers. Hermann, BS ’08, civil engineering, is a project manager for Houston Engineering Inc., Fargo, who specializes in water management solutions. His professional activities...

The Department of Biological Sciences and the USDA-APHIS-WS National Wildlife Research Center are set to host a seminar by Jay Boulanger, assistant professor of wildlife ecology and human dimensions at the University of North Dakota. Boulanger is scheduled to present “Oh Deer! Managing Charismatic Wild Mammal Populations and Disease in...

A team of NDSU students finished in third place during the eighth annual Autonomous Snowplow Competition at the St. Paul Winter Carnival Jan. 27-28. The NDSU team, named THUNDAR 3.0, received a bronze snow globe and a $2,000 prize to put toward next year’s project. The competition encourages students and individuals to use state-of-the-art...

Richard Horsley, professor and department head of plant sciences, taught a short course for field and laboratory researchers to refresh their knowledge of statistics and experimental design. The course, Introduction to Statistical Experimental Design, was held Jan. 16-18. Twenty-seven researchers from universities and industry attended the...