|SMHS announces Academy of Science recipients|
The School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) announces the North Dakota Academy of Science 2008 award winners. This year, 26 undergraduate and 28 graduate students participated in the competition. Prizes were given for oral presentations at the graduate and undergraduate level. Listed below are the recipients and their home institutions. First-place winners each received $200 and a plaque; second- and third-place finishers won $150 and $100, respectively, and received a certificate.
* First Place: Brian Nelson and Paul Selid, UND
* Second Place: Erika Anderson, Mayville State University; Dennis Ingold, Minot State University;
* Third Place: Jenna Wald, UND; Andrew Hager, Valley City State University.
Graduate Senior Division
* First Place: Yuhui Jin, UND
* Second Place: Susan Austin, UND
* Third Place: Shibichikravarthy Kannan, UND
Graduate Junior Division
* First Place: Amy Moritz, UND
* Second Place: Amali Samarasinghe, NDSU
* Third Place: Marron Bingle, UND; Ebot Tabe, NDSU
The 100th North Dakota Academy of Science meeting was held April 24 at
the Hilton Garden Inn in Grand Forks. About 150 people attended this
year’s event. Van Doze, associate professor in the department of pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics, and the 100th president of the N.D. Academy of Sciences, said this year’s winners represented a talented, high-achieving, and very successful pool of students with their eyes set on careers in science.
“This speaks highly of science education in North Dakota and at the
University,” said Doze. “We are very proud of these students and their
accomplishments and we will continue to encourage their interest in
science and research.”
-- School of Medicine and Health Sciences.