Research ND Presentation and Open Forum Friday, November 13, 2015

The IP Commercialization & Economic Development (IPCED) office is sponsoring a presentation and open forum on ND Dept. of Commerce grant program RESEARCH NORTH DAKOTA (RND) which is designed to provide grant funds for:

  • Commercialization of new technologies
  • Research & Development of new products
  • Improvement of existing products or processes

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Atmospheric Sciences Seminar October 8, 2015

Jingyu Wang, University of North Dakota PhD Student, will be presenting a seminar on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. in Streibel Hall, Room 106.  The topic is:  Investigation of Ice-phase Layer and Liquid-phase Layer Microphysical Properties of DCSs using Aircraft in situ Measurements during MC3E over the ARM SGP Site.  Faculty and Students are encouraged to attend.

~ Wanda Seyler, Administrative Secretary, Atmospheric Sciences

Community Invited to Time Capsule Ceremony at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Joshua Wynne, MD, MBA, MPH, University of North Dakota vice president for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), invites the community and all students, faculty, and staff at the School and the University to the School’s Time Capsule Ceremony on Thursday, October 8, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the John W. Vennes Atrium at the SMHS, 501 North Columbia Road. The ceremony celebrates the new SMHS building, opening in 2016.

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Biology Seminar October 8, 2015

Wheeler public lecture

Presenter: Dr. David Crews, Ashbel Smith Professor of Zoology and Psychology, Section for Integrative Biology, Division of Biological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin.

Seminar will be held on October 8, 2015 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in Leonard Hall, room 100.

~ Rebecca Simmons, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biology

2015 Chemistry Homecoming Alumni Lecture

The Alumni lecturer for 2015 is Dr. Carmen Simone, she serves as President, of Trinidad State Junior College, based in Trinidad, Colorado Dr. Simones lecture, entitled “Education Matters” will be given on Friday, October 9, at 4:00 p.m. in Abbott Hall, room 101, prior to the lecture at 3:00 p.m. there will be a reception in Abbott Hall, room 232.

~ Kim Myrum, Administrative Secretary, Chemisrty

Mellem Business Symposium October 14, 2015

The Mellem Business Symposium is named in honor of College of Business & Public Administration alumni Ken and JoAnn Mellem. The Mellem Business Symposium supports the College of Business & Public Administration’s mission to teach students the necessary skills to excel in business, government, and society, while providing a forum to discuss timely topics with members of the regional community.

The 2015 Mellem Business Symposium theme is focused on the Emerging Industry of UAS.
2015 Mellem Business Symposium – Emerging Industry of UAS
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Gorecki Alumni Center – Gransberg Community Room
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Preproposals for NSF Programs RED and PFI:BIC Due October 16, 2015

The National Science Foundation has issued the following program announcements which allow UND to submit only a limited number of submissions. Thus, if you are interested in submitting a proposal to NSF for the program, please let us know as soon as possible ( or 777.4280).

IUSE / Professional Formation of Engineers: REvolutionizing engineering and computer science Departments (RED) #15-607
In FY 2016, the Directorates for Engineering (ENG), Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) and Education and Human Resources (EHR) are continuing a program aligned with the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) framework: REvolutionizing engineering and computer science Departments (herein referred to as RED). This funding opportunity enables engineering and computer science departments to lead the nation by successfully achieving significant sustainable changes necessary to overcome longstanding issues in their undergraduate programs and educate inclusive communities of engineering and computer science students prepared to solve 21st-century challenges. Read more

Biologists Integrate Unmanned Aircraft Technology in Longstanding Canadian Wildlife Study

In a portion of Manitoba, Canada, so remote you have to fly in by helicopter, a research team led by the University of North Dakota and the American Museum of Natural History spent the summer in the polar bear capital of the world deploying the latest tool – Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) — in a nearly five-decade-old ecological study.

UND graduate student Andrew Barnas (right), teaches helicopter pilot Leo Vergnano how a UAS operates as he prepares to launch it. Photo Credit: Chris Felege.

As part of the “Hudson Bay Project,” a collaborative research program that includes partners from the U.S. and Canada, the group conducted nearly 90 test flights from Wapusk National Park to show that UAS can be used to study noninvasively the overabundant geese in the region and their impact on the tundra landscape. Read more

Grant Opportunities from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is inviting applications that address specific challenges defined in the grant programs below. For details and application instructions, please visit the new Grand Challenges website. Please note that descriptions of the challenges are available on the website in Chinese, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

1) Grand Challenges Explorations is seeking innovative global health and development solutions and is now accepting proposals for its latest application round. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations, and for-profit companies. Initial grants will be US $100,000 each, and projects showing promise will have the opportunity to receive additional funding of up to US $1 million. Read more

Grant Opportunities Available as of September 28, 2015


Title: PHOTOVOLTAICS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (PVRD), Funding Opportunity #:DE-FOA-0001387, Department: DE – GFO, Closing Date: 1/11/2016

Demonstrate a convincing ability to improve the power conversion efficiency, fielded energy output, service lifetime, or manufacturability of commercial and emerging PV technologies.

Eligible: State, local, or tribal government; tribal organizations; institutions of higher ed.; non-profits; for-profits Read more