Minot State honors students and staff present at national conference
Two students, a faculty member and a member of the library staff at Minot State University participated in this year’s National Collegiate Honors Conference in Kansas City, MO. Roughly 2,000 people attend this conference every year from all across the country. Kelsey Eaton, a junior from Minot who is majoring in addiction studies, did research and presented a poster on sex education.
Teddy Thorsgaard, a math major from Bottineau, was invited to participate on a Student Interdisciplinary Research Panel (one of 16 students selected nationally) where he was asked questions related to his research on the economic impact of healthcare.
"Minot State University has a place on the national forum, as it relates to our level of scholarship," said Lynne Rumney, director of the Honors Program. "The emphasis of the MSU Honors Program is on really well-done research and getting our students recognized via their unique research ideas and results."
Both Eaton and Thorsgaard are currently enrolled in the Honors Program at Minot State University.
Jane laPlante, information literacy librarian at Minot State, also attended the NCHC to present a session related to work being done at Minot State to equip honors students in the digital age with the knowledge needed to navigate huge quantities of information with critical thinking, integrity and finesse.
The Minot State University Honors Program is made up of roughly 125 students from all three colleges. The program is designed to focus on superb research and preparation for attending graduate school. This program has been a part of the academic options at Minot State for more than 20 years.