Preproposals for NSF programs NHERI and LSAMP due September 2, 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 (barry.milavetz@UND.edu or 777.4280).

Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) #15-598
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Date Change! 2016 Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health

Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health

2016 Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health
May 16-18, 2016
Alerus Center, Grand Forks

Call for Presentations
Rural and public health professionals are encouraged to submit abstracts for the 2016 Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health. Both oral and poster presentations should feature community or research projects that use creative strategies, facilitate the collaboration between rural and public health entities, can be replicated, and have an emphasis on education and developing partnerships. Read more

Intellectual Property Development Grant Program-Proposal Deadline Extended

The IP Commercialization & Economic Development (IPCED) office and ND EPSCoR are pleased to announce a call for proposals for a new Intellectual Property Development Grant Program to be held in the 2015-2016 fiscal year.  This program is designed to support the further development of existing invention disclosures and IP at UND.  Each recipient will receive financial support of up to $10,000 (5 expected awards), although awards for more than $10,000 would be considered. Read more

Women & Gender Studies Program Announces Research Paper and Creative Project Contest

The UND Women & Gender Studies Program announces a contest for the best works of research and/or creative expression produced by UND students that wholly or in significant part address issues related to women and/or gender studies. We encourage students who have produced works in a variety of disciplines, from the arts and humanities to the social sciences and physical sciences, to submit their research papers and creative projects for consideration.

$100 prizes will be awarded at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Deadline for submission is October 1, 2015. Read more

Atmospheric Sciences Seminar September 3, 2015

Huikyo Lee, Ph.D., Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology will present a seminar titled Are high-resolution NASA Unified WRF simulations credible tools for predicting extreme precipitation over the Great Plains? on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. in Streibel Hall, Room 106. Faculty and Students are encouraged to attend.

~ Wanda Seyler, Administrative Secretary, Atmospheric Sciences

Community Invited to Participate in Joggin’ with Josh September 10, 2015

Joshua Wynne, MD, MBA, MPH, University of North Dakota vice president for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, invites the community and all students, faculty, and staff at the School and the University to advocate healthful lifestyles by joining him for Joggin’ with Josh, an informal 5K, 10K, or 1-mile walk, jog, or run on Thursday, September 10, 2015. This is a free public event. Everyone is welcome to participate, so please bring your family and friends.

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Ranganathan and Kaabouch Receive NSF Grant to Improve Power Grid Reliability

Ranganathan and Kaabouch Receive NSF Grant to Improve Power Grid Reliability

The National Science Foundation has granted $215,622 to Assistant Professor Prakash Ranganathan and Associate Professor Naima Kaabouch, both in the Electrical Engineering Department of the College of Engineering & Mines, to research how to improve the reliability of the nation’s power grid and decrease costly blackouts. Read more

Chemistry Seminar September 25, 2015

The Department of Chemistry will host a seminar at 12:00 noon on Friday, September 25, in 138 Abbott Hall. Presenter is Chulsung Bae, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He will discuss “Molecular Engineering of Ion-conducting Polymers for Fuel Cell Membrane Applications.”

~ Kim Myrum, Administrative Secretary, Department of Chemistry 

Grant Opportunities Available as of August 25, 2015

DEFENSE

Title: Innovative Vacuum Electronics Science and Technology (INVEST), Funding Opportunity #:DARPA-BAA-15-40, Department: DOD – DAPRA, Closing Date: 2/5/2016

Investigate innovative approaches to modeling, advanced manufacturing, theory and design of components, and other focus areas that enable revolutionary advances in vacuum electron devices at millimeter wave (mm-wave) frequencies above 75 GHz.

Eligible: Unrestricted

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Biology Seminar August 28, 2015

Dr. Brett Goodwin, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Biology at the University of North Dakota, will present a seminar, “Spatial Ecology: Exploring individual, population, and community responses to spatial structure at multiple scales.”  The seminar will be in room 141, Starcher Hall, on Friday, August 28 from 12:00 Noon -1:00 p.m.

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

Science Cafe with STEM Topics September 22, 2015

Science Café with STEM Topics (Science Technology Engineering and Math)

Grand Forks Public Library meeting room upstairs, 2110 Library Circle

In a world of ever expanding technology and science issues citizens have an opportunity to learn about STEM in their community. The Dakota Science Center and the Grand Forks Public Library host Science Cafés to share STEM with the public.

September 22, 2015 7:00 p.m.

STEM Topic: Precision Agriculture and Traffic Management, Presenter: Iteris

Brief Description of Talk:

Iteris has made advances in precision agriculture and traffic management by employing teams of scientists, engineers, and technicians. The talk will highlight these advances and discuss the skill sets needed by team members.

~Laura Munski, Executive Director, Dakota Science Center