Economic Research Seminar April 1, 2016

An Economic Research Seminar with presenter Haochi Zheng is set for Friday, April 1, from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m.

Haochi Zheng joined Earth System Science & Policy at UND in 2010 after finishing her doctoral study in Agricultural and Applied Economics with a conservation biology minor at the University of Minnesota. Her major academic interests are environmental and natural resource economics and ecological economics with a specific emphasis on the institutions and mechanisms that guide human behavior in natural resource use and management. Some of her recent research topics include land use change related to renewable energy production, reforestation policy, the relationship between human activities and species biodiversity, and evaluation of ecosystem services. Read more

Midwest Big Data Hub – Call for Seed Funding Proposals

Enhancing Industry – Academic Big Data Collaboration and Partnerships for Early Career Researchers across Midwest Big Data Hub

Deadlines: April 1 and May 1, 2016
Constraint: Spending of Seed Funding by September 30, 2016

The midwest hosts a number of highly important industries, ranging from agricultural, food, and energy to automotive industries, from small start-ups to large size industries, from service to manufacturing industry, and from industries in rural areas to large cities. As new Information Technology (IT) products percolate every industry in midwest cities and rural areas, not only computation of models, and control processes is of great importance, but also data is becoming a major challenge and of great importance to various industries. Read more

Big Data & Health Panel Session April 7, 2016

The UND Master of Public Health Program and the Center for Comparative Effectiveness Analytics are the sponsors of a panel on Big Data & Health that will be a part of the UND Early Career Big Data Summit on April 6–8, which is sponsored by the Midwest Big Data Hub. All events at the Big Data Summit are free.  Read more

Public Invited to Attend UND’s Frank Low Research Day on April 7, 2016

The University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences will hold the 36th Annual Frank N. Low Research Day on Thursday, April 7, from 8:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. in the Reed Keller Lecture Hall at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks.


Keynote speaker is Harald H. Sitte, Ph.D., professor, Medical University for Physiology and Pharmacology, Institute of Pharmacology. He will present his address, “Transporters as clinical targets of drugs: amphetamines, new psychoactive substances and the monoamine transporter cycle,” from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The event is open to the public. All are welcome to attend. Read more

Water Wars

Frank Xiao at work in his lab. Photo by Shawna Noel Schill.
Frank Xiao at work in his lab. Photo by Shawna Noel Schill.
UND Civil Engineer Feng Xiao uses Early Career Award to focus on purification techniques to address “new” or emerging threats such as pharmaceuticals and pesticides.  University of North Dakota Assistant Professor Feng “Frank” Xiao is on the front lines of a battle space being invaded by new and pesky adversaries all the time – our drinking water. Read more

Annual Merrifield Competition

The Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections in the Chester Fritz Library and the Department of History will again sponsor the annual Merrifield Competition, which recognizes the most outstanding student research which utilizes primary source materials held in Special Collections.  This recognition is provided through a UND scholarship of $1,000.

The papers will be reviewed by a faculty jury consisting of Christopher Basgier, English; William Caraher, History; Melissa Gjellstad, Languages; and Marcia Mikulak, Anthropology.  The jury will be chaired by Curt Hanson from Special Collections.  The deadline for the submission of papers is Friday, April 29.  For more information please contact Special Collections or visit here.

~ Stephanie Walker, Dean of Libraries & Information Resources

Early Career Award Winners Named

The Division of Research & Economic Development has announced the winners of the inaugural Early Career Award competition at the University of North Dakota. The goal of this program is to help tenure-track faculty develop competitive, high quality programs of research, scholarship and creative activity, and build strong records of achievement in their fields, leading to a positive tenure outcome.  In this inaugural competition, there were 22 proposals submitted and 5 awards made. Read more

Winners Named in UND’s New Funding Program to Support Post-Doctoral Research

The Division of Research & Economic Development has announced the winners of the University of North Dakota’s new Pilot Post-Doctoral Funding Program.  The ultimate goal of this program is to grow extramural funding support for research conducted at the university in areas of importance to the state of North Dakota.  By increasing the number of post-doctoral researchers in areas of strength and importance, UND aims to enhance its culture of high-level advanced research, add value to existing graduate research programs, and attract undergraduate students into the research enterprise.  Read more

2016 UAS Summit & Expo August 22-24, 2016

Produced by UAS Magazine, UAS Summit will provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of the current state of the unmanned aircraft systems industry.

Grand Forks, ND – (Mar. 23, 2016) – UAS Magazine announced this week the dates for the 10th annual UAS Summit & Expo, the upper Midwest’s premier unmanned aircraft systems event produced by UAS Magazine, in collaboration with the Red River Valley Research Corridor.  Taking place August 22-24 in Grand Forks, North Dakota, the 2016 event, focused on both small and large unmanned aircraft systems – will feature industry and military leaders, UAV manufacturers, payload providers, designers, and commercial operators with the most important insight of today’s UAS world. Read more

Final Deadline for Submission of Senate Scholarly Activities Committee Travel Grant Applications is April 22, 2016

Friday, April 22, 2016, is the final deadline for submission of Senate Scholarly Activities Committee Travel Grant Applications for Fiscal Year 2015-2016. This deadline is for travel occurring between May 1, 2016, and September 15, 2016. Late applications will not be accepted.

The Committee reminds applicants to carefully prepare their proposals and be specific and realistic in their budget requests. Although the SSAC encourages submission of travel requests, the Committee takes into consideration the most recent SSAC award granted to each applicant. Priority will be given to beginning faculty and first-time applicants. Read more

Northeast Regional Science and Engineering Fair Awards

Award winners have been announced for the 58th annual Northeast Regional Science and Engineering Fair that was held on March 15 at the University of North Dakota. The fair had 70 fifth- through twelfth-grade students—even a second-grade student—presenting their research projects in biology, chemistry, engineering, behavioral sciences, and mathematics, among others.
Regional schools participating were Cavalier, Lakota, St. Thomas, and Valley-Edinburg. Grand Forks students are from Central High School and Schroeder Middle School.

Senior Division state qualifiers are, from the left, Alyssa Kemp, Abbey Linstad, Britney Freund, Emily Kennelly, John Heuchert, Wesley Kemp, and Levenson Pilocarpio.

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Medical Students Match Up

Match Day for 72 senior medical students is one of the most important milestones of their careers. Members of the Doctor of Medicine Class of 2016 at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences opened envelopes to discover where in the United States they will hone their skills as resident physicians. On Match Day, March 18, 2016 medical school seniors across the country found out where they will complete their residencies, a period of advanced intensive training in their chosen medical specialty before independent practice as a physician. Depending on the medical specialty, medical school graduates complete anywhere from three to seven years of residency training after medical school.

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