Diversity

This page highlights the CSMS activities that have supported the Diversity project element of the ND EPSCoR award that currently funds CSMS.

Year 1 (August 2014 – July 2015)

  • CSMS-related activity ‘Reactions With Light’, led by R. Krishnan, R. Raghunathan and K. Kalliokoski, was taught during the 2014-2015 Sunday Academy program
  • Two female graduate students from CSMS, R. Raghunathan and K. Kalliokoski, helped teach
    the ‘Reactions With Light’ lesson with Postdoc R. Krishnan at the five Tribal Colleges in North Dakota
  • Audrey LaVallie, Chemistry Instructor at Turtle Mountain Community College, was a CSMS faculty researcher
  • Dr. Erika Offerdahl, NDSU instructor in Biological Sciences, was a CSMS faculty researcher until July 2015

Year 2 (August 2015 – July 2016)

  • CSMS-related activity ‘Purification of Water with Biobased Materials’, led by Long Jiang and graduate students A. Clay and A. Iyer, was taught during the 2015-2016 Sunday Academy program
  • Female graduate student A. Iyer helped teach the ‘Purification of Water with Biobased Materials’ lesson with graduate student A. Clay at the five Tribal Colleges in North Dakota
  • CSMS-related activity ‘Engineered Composite Building Products’, led by Dilpreet Bajwa, was taught during the 2015-2016 Sunday Academy program
  • Dr. Alena Kubátová, Chemistry Professor at the University of North Dakota, joined as a CSMS faculty researcher in May 2016
  • Audrey LaVallie, Chemistry Instructor at Turtle Mountain Community College, was a CSMS faculty researcher until August 2016 when she became a graduate student under Dr. Alena Kubátová at the University of North Dakota

Year 3 (August 2016 – July 2017)

  • CSMS-related activity ‘Bio-based Materials’, led by graduate students A. Clay and R. Singathi, was taught during the 2016-2017 Sunday Academy program

Year 4 (August 2017 – July 2018)

  • CSMS-related activity ‘Recycling Bioplastics’, led by Alex Parent, was taught during the 2017-2018 Sunday Academy program
  • Dr. Ghasideh Pourhashem, Assistant Professor, Coatings and Polymeric Materials at North Dakota State University, joined as a CSMS faculty researcher November 2017
  • Dr. Marisol Berti, Professor, Plant Sciences at North Dakota State University, joined as a CSMS faculty researcher January 2018

Year 5 (August 2018 – July 2019)

  • CSMS-related activity ‘Polymer Synthesis from Common Materials’, led by Alex Parent, was taught during the 2018-2019 Sunday Academy program
  • Michael Parker and Dr. Brent Voels from Cankdeska Cikana Community College moved from CRCS to CSMS research

Year 6 (August 2019 – July 2020)

  • CSMS-related activity ‘Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles’, led by Alex Parent, was taught during the 2019-2020 Sunday Academy program