Multiple NDSU students to compete at Oxford University Global Final

Courtesy of: NDSU
Courtesy of: NDSU

(Fargo, ND) -- Multiple NDSU students will be traveling to Oxford University in England to present their project and compete against other global finalists.

NDSU students Abbie Brekke, Leonela Nelson, and Taylor Billey, along with McGill University student Teegan Nordstrom, were part of the winning team for this year's regional Map the System competition. Team advisor Dr. Stefanie Meyer and NDSU's head of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Family Business Onnelee Nordstrom will join the students across the pond. The team will present their project "Water is Life: Water Access in the Navajo Nation" at the global finals at Oxford University in England. 

“Winning the regional competition to now go to Oxford is unreal,” said Brekke. “I am so grateful for the opportunities I have been provided and excited to present in June. This topic deserves to be talked about, to make others aware and understand.”  

The project discusses and explores water access challenges within the Navajo Nation's Diné nation. The team will travel to Oxford to compete for three top cash prizes at the University's Global Final Event June 17-19, 2022.