By investigating the permanence of such digital artifacts, as well as the blurriness of the consequences of these artifacts, Last Words poses the questions, “How can personal expression live on after death?
UND President Mark Kennedy and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Thomas Di Lorenzo were on hand to congratulate the winners.
“The skill that this competition encourages is one of the most vital career skills that you can develop,” said Kennedy, noting that he advanced early and fast in his corporate career by being able to deliver crisp, clear communication on technical subjects. Brooke Hagenhoff, a master’s degree student in atmospheric sciences, won first place.
"I think this thesis really began back in 2011,” he reflects, “I saw my family struggling with my grandmother’s passing and thought that there must be a better way.
I wanted to understand why this was so hard on us."Instead of looking at traditional patient-driven solutions, Matt began by looking into design solutions based on the patient’s extended family and friends.