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Thinking WAY outside the desk!

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Local architecture firm, JLG Architects issued a challenge to North Dakota university students. The competition, “Think outside the desk” asked students to create a video that addresses two questions – where do you learn best? And, how would you improve your learning environment? They received more than forty submissions from creative students around the state.

Last night, JLG previewed the top ten entries, and announced the top three at an awards ceremony at the Empire Arts Theatre in Grand Forks. We’re excited to announce that Ted Bibby, PhD student in Geology won the third place award for his contribution, “Beyond the Desk: Fieldwork in Antarctica”. In fact, while Ted was busy conducting his Antarctic fieldwork recently, as well as shooting a video, he also found time to consider our interview questions for a Grad Story! Talk about multitasking! Ted’s video included students from the Geology and Geological Engineering programs at UND.

Ted conducting fieldwork in Antarctica for his PhD in Geology

We’re always thrilled to share great news of our students’ accomplishments through their research and dedication to their field.

Several other UND students were featured in the top 10 videos selected including Ben Adamson (Coffee Shop Vibes), Jonathan Alme, David Dvorak & Danny Hajicek (The Future Looks Bright), Sara Jayne Porter, Stephanie Wothe, Peter Bottini & Julie Bech (Learning in Style).

Congratulations to Ted and to all of our students who are going above and beyond. JLG has now posted the videos on YouTube. Here’s a link to Fieldwork in Antarctica.


Written by School of Graduate Studies

April 15, 2011 at 8:36 am

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