Articles by: Jan Orvik

Steve Martin

Powering futures by giving back

April 12, 2018 at

UND Engineering alum Steve Martin reflects on American Indian roots as founder of thriving energy startup in Africa

A kaleidoscope of color and rhythm, the Wacipi, or powwow, will end a week of educational events that bring in people from across the nation to enjoy American Indian culture. All events are free. Photo by Jackie Lorentz/UND Today.

‘Time out’ for tradition of grandeur

April 12, 2018 at

48th annual Wacipi highlights week-long celebration of American Indian contributions to art and culture

Jason Laumb and the EERC, are working with industry partners on a $6-million project to determining the cost of installing a carbon-capture system at a coal-powered utility plant, the Milton R. Young Station power plant near Center, N.D., northwest of Bismarck. The idea is to use such a facility to caputure carbon dioxide and use it to enhance oil recovery by injecting it deep into the ground, where it would be forever stored. Image courtesy of Kari Suedel of the EERC.

Drilling into a new economy?

April 12, 2018 at

EERC scientist, industry partners go big with $6M carbon-capture project that could lead to new jobs and enhance oil recovery

Heitkamp has since helped to bring in even more federal funding to address mental health services and drug and alcohol addiction in under-served areas of North Dakota and rural America to the tune of nearly $8 million total. Photo by Jackie Lorentz/UND Today.

Grand Challenges: investments in State’s future

April 10, 2018 at

North Dakota Gov. Burgum hears from UND innovators about bold proposals meant to spur meaningful growth

Driving world-changing developments of UAS in a way that reflects UND's values is one of five bold Grand Challenges that UND as put upon itself to help generate opportunity in North Dakota, address social issues and diversity the state's economy.

Igniting opportunity

April 5, 2018 at

Grand Challenges proposal could propel state growth

Finalists for the position of Vice President for University Relations will visit campus and take part in open fora April 9-18. The are (left to right) Tom Hutton, Joseph A. Brennan, and Lisa Van Riper.

VP for University Relations finalists’ visits set

April 5, 2018 at

Open fora will take place on campus for each of the three finalists for lead University communicator

The finalists to the next dean of the College of Business & Public Administration are (left to right ) Darrell Radson, Amy Henley and Dave Harris. Their campus visits will take place April 4-9.

Business & Public Administration dean finalists’ visits set

March 29, 2018 at

Open forums will take place on campus for each of the three finalists for dean of College

UND Energy Institue; Mike Mann; battery; Yong Hon; Dakota Lithium Batteries; research commercialization; Clean Republic. Photo by Tyler Ingham/UND Today.

Power to the pedal

March 29, 2018 at

Not your grandfather’s Duracell: revolutionary UND-developed battery propels everything from e-bikes to fish finders

Students in Robin David's (above) Honors class extended an already successful "Resilient Youth Program" into East Grand Forks Public Schools, where no New American tutoring program existed. The program has been so popular that the school had to seek more space for students.  Photo by Tyler Ingham.

Elite company

March 22, 2018 at

UND’s Robin David named one of only 24 to receive Bush Fellowships

Inspired by her previous research exploring how boomtown communities are affected by changing populations, Liz Legerski, UND associate professor of sociology, saw an opportunity to connect with other faculty who are also researching natural resources development and social impact. Her research will be one of 12  studies featured during Energy Research Week March 26-29 at UND. Photo by Jackie Lorentz./UND Today.

Making connections

March 22, 2018 at

UND Energy Research Week champions grand challenges

UND Law student Ryan Rehberg will go to Capitol Hill in March as one of 10 in the nation chosen for the VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship. There, he will advocate a change to Veterans Affairs policy affecting emergency services for veterans. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Veteran on The Hill

March 20, 2018 at

UND Law student Ryan Rehberg selected, for the second time in three years, to fight in Congress for rights of those who served

Amy Whitney, associate director of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program at Clark University in Worcester, Mass., was one of six candidates interviewed for direct of the UND Center for Innovation, and is the only candidate to be invited for on-campus interviews. Image courtesy of Amy Whitney/Tyler Ingham.

Center for Innovation finalist to visit March 19

March 15, 2018 at

Amy Whitney currently is director of innovation & entrepreneurship at Clark University in Massachusetts

Since that time, UND’s administration has received a number of queries from faculty and staff members about a new VSIP at UND. Today’s announcement serves as UND’s intention to provide that opportunity to tenured faculty and staff members, effective Monday, ¬Dec. 3, 2018. The application period will end at 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time, on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. UND archival photo.

Three set to interview for VPFO

March 15, 2018 at

Visits for finalists to succeed Alice Brekke as vice president of finance and operations slated between March 20-26

EERC's Ted Aulich (center) and fellow UND scientists, such as Julia Zhao and John Hurley, are working on a three-year, $3.2-million research project to reducing the amount of energy needed to produce ammonia and associated carbon dioxide emissions. Image courtesy of a Kari Suedel,   EERC.

Harnessing value by keeping it local

March 13, 2018 at

New project, spearheaded by UND’s EERC, could produce ammonia locally while saving energy and decreasing emissions

By the numbers

By the numbers

March 8, 2018 at

North Dakota native Laura Block named head financial officer at School of Medicine & Health Sciences