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Student-run Space program featured at #ScholarlyForum13

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One of the wonderful outcomes of campus-wide conferences is discovering some of the great research projects being conducted by our students and faculty. It’s even more impressive when you discover that some projects are happening between departments, and even between colleges, involving graduate and undergraduate students and faculty.

Next Tuesday, we have the opportunity to learn about one such project. OpenOrbiter is a student-conceived and student-run research project looking to launch North Dakota’s first spacecraft in low-earth-orbit and involves participants from Computer Science, Space Studies, Electrical Engineering and the College of Business & Public Administration. Below are just a few of the presentations you can expect to hear:

  • OpenOrbiter: A Student-Run Space Program, Anders Nervold, Jeremy Straub, Josh Berk, (Faculty Sponsors, Multiple) Department of Business Administration, Department of Computer Science, Department of Space Studies
  • The Development of Payload Software for a Small Spacecraft, Kyle Goehner, Christoffer Korvald, Jeremy Straub (Faculty Sponsor, Dr Ronald Marsh) Department of Computer Science
  • A Power Generation System for the OpenOrbiter CubeSat-Class Spacecraft, Zachary Bryant, Matt Olson, Corey Bergrsud, Joshua Berk, Jeremy Straub (Faculty Sponsors, Multiple) Department of Electrical Engineering, Department of Space Studies, Department of Computer Science
  • Managing Communications, Outreach and Policy for OpenOrbiter, Anders Kose Nervold, Josh Berk, Jeremy Straub, Marian Courtney (Faculty Sponsor, Sheryl Broedel) Department of Business Administration, Department of Space Studies, Department of Computer Science, Department of Aerospace Sciences

The session involves 20 papers, and begins bright and early on Tuesday in the River Valley Room and continues through the day. You can view the booklet and read the abstracts for all sessions here. 

See the complete schedule for Tuesday and Wednesday on the School of Graduate Studies website. The 12th annual Scholarly Forum is March 5 & 6 in the Memorial Union on the University of North Dakota campus. The event is free and open to the public.


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February 28, 2013 at 8:34 am

#ScholarlyForum13, March 5 & 6 on the UND campus

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The 2013 Scholarly Forum will be held in the Memorial Union next week, and is set to be one of the busiest yet. I thought I would share some facts and figures about this year’s event.

  • 12th annual conference showcasing graduate student and faculty research at UND
  • 2 Dean’s Lecture Series presentations, Dr Mark Askelson and Dr Timothy Pasch
  • 27 sessions
  • 106 oral presentations and panels
  • 105 posters
  • Participants and contributors from every college and school at the University of North Dakota

For details on sessions for each day, and to learn more about the 2013 Scholarly Forum visit http://graduateschool.und.edu/learn-more/scholarly-forum.cfm

For the first time, we will be live streaming the Dean’s Lectures. If you are not able to join us at the Lecture Bowl, you can log in here to view Dr Askelson’s talk, and log in here to view Dr Pasch’s talk.


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February 26, 2013 at 7:58 am

Grad Student Association to host panel at Scholarly Forum.

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Graduate Student Association will host a panel on “Success Tips in Graduate School.” The panelists will represent a diversity of departments as well as Masters and PhD programs at the University of North Dakota.

The following questions will be discussed:

  • How can you make the most of the graduate courses during your program?
  • What are the best practices in writing a thesis or dissertation?
  • What are the ways to balance personal and professional life?

Bring your questions and best practices to share with other graduate during the Q & A questions and learn more about our organization and what it can do for you as a graduate student.

The panel is scheduled for Wednesday March 6th at 10.10am in the River Valley Room. All are welcome.

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February 25, 2013 at 1:15 pm

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Calling for abstracts for the 2013 Scholarly Forum

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The Graduate School is preparing for the annual campus-wide graduate research forum which will be held March 5-6 in the Memorial Union on the University of North Dakota’s campus in Grand Forks.

The Scholarly Forum is now in it’s 11th year. Graduate students and faculty present their research and scholarship through oral presentations, panels and a campus-wide poster session. It is the ideal event in which to learn the depth and breadth of advanced research projects at UND.

The call for abstracts is on now! If you are a graduate student or faculty member you may submit your abstract online until January 25th. Click here to read the guidelines, and here to complete the submission form.

If you can’t participate this year, be sure to come and learn more from your peers and colleagues. It is free and open to the campus community and the public. We’ll post the schedule here in a few short weeks.

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January 15, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Welcome to Spring Semester!

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Today is the first full day of the Spring Semester so we’d like to welcome back all of our returning graduate students and those who are beginning their studies with us for the first time. We wish you all a successful and enjoyable semester!

A couple of items to add to your calendars: The 2013 Graduate School Scholarly Forum will be held March 5 & 6 in the Memorial Union. The Scholarly Forum showcases the cutting edge research and creative scholarship from our graduate community all across campus. If you would like to present either an oral or poster, you might like to visit this page to learn more about submitting. And a reminder! Abstracts (up to 400 words) are due by January 25th. 

Stay tuned for more information about the recently formed Graduate Student Organization. We’ll post details on how you can get involved and what events they will be offering.

UND also has a Women in Science interest group for students and faculty. We’ll post information here and on our website as they schedule their meetings. It’s a great way to meet others across campus, have a conversation and engage in the WIS community.

And finally, don’t forget you can follow #UNDGradSchool on Twitter!

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January 8, 2013 at 10:10 am

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