Supporting Future Innovators

Sadiyo Hassan (2022, Computer Engineering) learned about NDSU’s opportunities in STEM while she was a high schooler in West Fargo. When she was selected as a McGovern Scholar, Sadiyo decided to attend NDSU instead of moving away for college. “Becoming a McGovern Scholar really helped me not have to worry about my finances for school, and I could actually just focus on school, building myself, my education, my knowledge, and my career,” Sadiyo says. By the time she was started as a freshman, she had already started her own business, Rising Tide Software. The Fargo community gave her the access she needed to make change. Now, she’s focused on her education and how she can give back:

“When I leave NDSU, I know I want to leave an impact. I want to give back to my community — both here and in my home countries in Somalia and in Kenya. But even if I leave, I know I will come back because Fargo is home.”

Sadiyo Hassan, McGovern Scholar, Computer Engineering, class of 2022