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CEHD Celebrates Excellence in Educational Research

The annual CEHD Research Conference featured breaking research from UND faculty and students alike

CEHD Research posters on display at the Memorial Union, May 16, 2023. Credit: Kenya Zarns.

On May 16, 2023, a wealth of research and collected knowledge was all assembled in one ballroom in UND’s memorial union – in poster form.

The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) hosted their annual Research Conference, a celebration of achievements and research of students as well as faculty. Nearly 40 posters were on display in one ballroom, with many of the authors and/or contributors on hand to explain their research.

Hannah Snobeck and Allyssa Baumbach stand by their posters. Credit: Kenya Zarns.

Topics were wide and varied and included such titles as:

  • “Teacher Social Emotional Support”
  • “Understanding Financing Strategies that Low-Income Undergraduate Students Can Utilize to Navigate Through Their Postsecondary Ed. Debt-Free”
  • “To Welcome Healing: How to Welcome Indigenous Patients, Students, Providers, and Worldview in Clinical and Academic Spaces”
  • “Disability Support Services in Higher Education”
  • “Vax Venture: Creating a Culture of Vaccine Confidence at the University of North Dakota”
  • “Service-Learning and Post-College Volunteering: A Longitudinal and Propensity Score Approach”

In the next ballroom were a series of research talks every hour from 11am to 3pm led mostly by faculty. In sessions chaired by Drs. John Fitzgerald, Joonkil Ahn, and Chris Clark, attendees were able to engage with the speakers about such topics as:

  • “Mastery Learning: Getting Classroom Assessment Right”
  • “Predicting how to Moon Walk”
  • ““I, for one, Welcome Our New Computer Overlords”: Using Artificial Intelligence as a Lesson Planning Resource for Social Studies”
Credit: Dr. Steve LeMire

Near the end of the event, awards were presented for outstanding achievements in research. Award winners were:

  • Inspire Graduate Student Research Award: Terrill Taylor
  • Aspire Early Career Award for Excellence in Research: Dr. Ryan Summers
  • Excellence in Research & Scholarship Award: Dr. Chris Clark

The event was chaired by Dr. Rob Stupnisky, Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development in the College of Education and Human Development. Lunch was provided for the event, which attracted attendees from all over the UND community. The full program for this year’s conference can be found online, as well as a selection of photos of presentations and posters from the conference.

EDIT: UND Today also covered this conference and published a story on May 31, 2023.


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