Atmospheric Sciences Participating in the 2016 Hazardous Weather Testbed

UND Atmospheric Sciences (ATSC) graduate students and faculty are participating in the 2016 Hazardous Weather Testbed (HWT) Spring Forecasting Experiment (SFE), hosted at the National Weather Center in Norman, OK, April 18 through June 3, 2016.

UND ATSC’s participation in HWT-SFE is funded by the Research to Operations (R2O) initiative of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. The R2O initiative’s purpose is to combine cutting-edge research weather models with innovative analysis techniques to help guide operational forecasters in accurate predictions flooding, high winds, hail, and tornadoes from severe storms. Read more

On Teaching Seminar May 4, 2016

Sign up for the On Teaching Seminar, “Teaching Students With Disabilities,” Wednesday, May 4, 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Badlands Room, Memorial Union.

Are you unsure of the best way to accommodate students with disabilities in your classroom?  Are you unclear on what we are required to provide to students with disabilities?  If you have any questions about how to best teach students with disabilities, then you are encouraged to attend this On Teaching seminar. Read more

Computer Science Offers Summer Camps, Including Robotics

Computer Science offers camps for 9-18 year olds who wish to learn more about science and computers in a fun environment.

In the Robotic camps, each camper will build a robot and then learn how to program it to react to the world around it. Alice Animation campers learn to create animated movies and interactive games. Processing camp students are introduced to traditional text-based programming while learning to create animations and games. App Inventor campers will learn to create programs for Android devices. Read more

ND EPSCoR Conference Sees Record Attendance

With record attendance of researchers, students and other interested parties, this year’s North Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) conference was, by all accounts, a big success.


“The turnout for this conference surprised us, but it’s also true that interest in this conference has been growing a lot over the years,” said Mark Hoffmann, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and associate vice president for research capacity building (which encompasses ND EPSCoR at UND). Hoffmann also is ND EPSCoR associate project director. Read more

“Cancer and Family History: Using Genomics for Prevention” – CDC Grand Rounds

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Public Health Grand Rounds is a monthly webcast created to foster discussion on major public health issues. Each session focuses on key challenges related to a specific health topic, and explores the latest scientific evidence and the potential effect of different interventions. The Grand Rounds sessions also highlight how the CDC and its partners are already addressing these challenges and discuss the recommendations for future research and practice. April’s presentation is “Cancer and Family History: Using Genomics for Prevention.” All of the webcasts are archived for later viewing.

~ Med School E-News, 4/22/2016

Grant Opportunities Available as of April 22, 2016


Title: Next Generation Energy Technologies for Connected and Auotmated On-Road Vehicles (NEXTCAR), Funding Opportunity #: DE-FOA-0001564, Department: DE – ARPAE, Closing Date: 5/24/2016

Fund the development of new and emerging vehicle dynamic and powertrain (VD&PT) control technologies that can reduce the energy consumption of future vehicles through the use of connectivity and vehicle automation.

Eligible: Unrestricted Read more

McNair Forum is April 21, 2016

UND’s 22nd Annual McNair Forum, in which undergraduate research is presented by McNair Program Scholars, will be held Thursday, April 21, in the Memorial Union River Valley Room.

The Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program, named after NASA astronaut Ronald McNair who died in the 1986 explosion of the space shuttle Challenger, is funded by the United States Department of Education and is operated under the University’s Division of Student Affairs. Read more

Jianguo Gu to Speak at the Department of Biomedical Sciences Seminar on April 21, 2016

Jianguo G. Gu, MB, PhD, will be speaking at the Department of Biomedical Sciences Seminar at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, 2016 in the Clifford Haugen Lecture Hall, Room 1360, at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. The title of his talk is “Tactile Transduction and Transmission in Mammals.”

Gu is the the Edward A. Ernst, MD, Endowed Professor in the University of Alabama Birmingham Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine. Read more

University Community Asked to Complete Appendicitis Survey

Dear colleagues and friends:

We are attempting to understand how different people would choose between appendectomy or antibiotic treatment alone if they had appendicitis. The link below is to a quick Web-based anonymous survey that will provide a little information about each scenario, ask you to choose, and then ask you a few questions about yourself and your reasoning. No personal identifying information will be collected. The survey should take 5–10 minutes of your time. We would really appreciate it if you would take the time to complete the survey, as this is an important subject on which the patient viewpoint has really not been heard. If you have friends or family to whom you can pass this on so that they can also complete the survey, we would also be incredibly grateful if you would forward the link to them. Read more