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Graduate Students Receive Graduate School Awards

Two graduate students in the Department of Plant Sciences have received the 2020-2021 North Dakota State University College of Agriculture, Food Sciences and Natural Resources Graduate School Awards. Zixuan Gu received the Graduate Teaching Award and Amanda Peters Haugrud received the Graduate Research Award.
 
 

April 27, 2021

Two graduate students in the Department of Plant Sciences have received the 2020-2021 North Dakota State University College of Agriculture, Food Sciences and Natural Resources Graduate School Awards. Zixuan Gu received the Graduate Teaching Award and Amanda Peters Haugrud received the Graduate Research Award.  

Gu received his award as the teaching assistant for Dr. Jiajia Rao’s Food Unit Preparation class (CFS430/630) in fall 2020. Rao and student teaching evaluations praised Gu for his dedication, organization and enthusiasm for teaching. His teaching philosophy is “teaching benefits both teachers and students.” He is pursuing a Ph.D. in cereal and food science with advisor Dr. Bingcan Chen. 

Peters Haugrud received her award for research she is conducting for a genomics and bioinformatics Ph.D. degree. She is advised by affiliate professor and USDA-ARS research geneticist Dr. Justin Faris. Faris says that Peters Haugrud is “extremely dedicated, motivated and productive, and very deserving of the Graduate Student Teaching award.”

The NDSU Graduate School Research and Teaching Awards are presented to recognize outstanding contributions by graduate students and are awarded in partnerships with NDSU colleges each year. Students may win the award once and each receives a cash award.

Author: Karen Hertsgaard, karen.hertsgaard@ndsu.edu
Editor: Kamie Beeson, kamie.a.beeson@ndsu.edu

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