March 26, 28, 29: Faculty present at Energy Research Week, a Grand Challenge

The Energy and Environmental Sustainability  Grand Challenge Energy  Research Week will be held March 26–29.

Learn about new research concepts, seek out collaboration, tour state-of-the-art research facilities, and learn about the Summer Grant Program.

EES White Papers (available on BlackBoard: Energy & Environmental Sustainability) will be presented as follows.

Session 1: Monday, March 26, noon – 1:30 p.m., Collaborative Energy Complex, BIG Idea Gymnasium – Room 141

  • David Delene – Understanding the Sources and Sinks of Volatile Organic Compounds
  • Sheila Hanson – Managing for Sustainability: University Connections to Business
  • Rebecca Romsdahl  – Deliberative Framing: A Public Engagement Strategy for Renewable Energy Transformations
  • Sima Noghanian (presented by Reem Shadid) – Safe and Secure Radio Frequency Wireless Power Transfer

They will be followed by a poster session with all 12 white papers. Pizza will be provided for all attending. Tours of the Collaborative Energy Complex will be held starting at 1:30 p.m. (lasting approximately an hour).

Session 2: Wednesday, March 28, 4 – 6 p.m., Gorecki Community Room

  • Dan Laudal – Rare Earth Elements: A Collaborative Vision for how UND Research can help Strengthen U.S. National Security and Economic Prosperity
  • Will Gosnold – Williston Basin Geothermal Energy Industry
    Growth Plan
  • Meysam Haghshenas – Magnesium-Based Nanocomposites: Lightweight While Strong Materials of the Future
  • Risa Madoff –  Building Bridges Between Energy and the Environment

They will be followed by a poster session with all 12 white papers. Appetizers and beverages will be provided for all attending.

Session 3: Thursday, March 29, 8 – 9:30 a.m., Discovery Hall, Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC)

  • Surojit Gupta – Novel Biodegradable Ultra-Light Multifunctional Material Systems (MFMS) for Specialized Applications
  • Elizabeth Legerski – Social Contexts Matter: Why We Should Explore Changing Population Dynamics and Community Perceptions Across the Boomtown Life Cycle
  • Minou Rabiei – Enhancing Regulatory Compliance in the Oil & Gas Industry by Capitalizing on Data-Driven Technologies
  • Wendelin Hume – Improving the Human Variable in Relation to Energy Cybersecurity

They will be followed by a poster session with all 12 white papers. Muffins and doughnuts will be provided for all attending. Tours of the EERC will be held at 9:30 a.m. (lasting approximately an hour).

Students can become an Energy Hawk

Get paid this summer to immerse yourself in North Dakota energy, and help to develop new opportunities to advance value-added energy projects in a truly multidisciplinary team environment.

Pizza will be provided for all attending. The informational meeting will be held Monday, March 26, 5:30 p.m., Gamble Hall, Room 5.