NDUS faculty awarded AI professional development scholarships

NDUS faculty awarded AI professional development scholarships

BISMARCK, N.D. – Fifteen North Dakota University System (NDUS) faculty members were recently awarded $1,000 scholarships through the Dakota Digital Academy to attend and participate in conferences or professional development experiences involving artificial intelligence (AI). The scholarships were established to encourage professional learning and AI implementation in college classrooms.

“This is a great opportunity for our faculty members to learn more about AI and how it can be incorporated into their curriculums,” said NDUS Chancellor Mark Hagerott. “Higher education will be transformed over the next few years by these new technologies. It’s important that we immerse ourselves in AI now to discover best practices so we can better prepare our students for our future workforce, which also will see new innovations through AI and digitization.”

To be eligible to receive the scholarships, faculty members had to submit the name of a conference or type of professional development event they would like to attend. They also had to explain how they would use that information to enhance classroom teaching.

Scholarship applicants represented a wide array of academic disciplines, including nursing, social and behavioral sciences, pharmacy, nutrition and dietetics and agriculture, to name a few. The scholarships were awarded to:

  • Ashley Bauer, Bismarck State College
  • Michelle Cauley, Dakota College at Bottineau
  • Carey Haugen, Mayville State University
  • Evan Borisinkoff, Minot State University
  • Leisa Harmon, Minot State University
  • Tara Bladow, North Dakota State College of Science
  • Jennifer Krueger, North Dakota State College of Science
  • Rebecca Brynjulson, North Dakota State University
  • Sherri Stastny, North Dakota State University
  • Ahmed Rabia, North Dakota State University
  • Junguk Hur, University of North Dakota
  • Cherry Oliver, University of North Dakota
  • Richard Van Eck, University of North Dakota
  • Katie Woehl, Valley City State University
  • Emily Wicktor, Valley City State University

The Dakota Digital Academy assists students, businesses, industry and government in North Dakota and across the upper Midwest by adapting and meeting the rapidly changing demands and opportunities for information technology and cyber sciences. Its mission is to provide access to digital-cyber oriented education, training, certificates and knowledge produced by the collaborative North Dakota University System of 11 campuses, in partnership with select business and corporate partners.



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