Research

The University has the capacity to help solve rural issues, said Thomasine Heitkamp, a UND Professor in the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines,  who with grand challenge team members invited the federal representatives to campus for a UND Discovery grand challenge event earlier this week. Photo by Tyler Ingham/UND Today.

‘Speed dating’ for research

November 16, 2017

Thomasine Heitkamp heads up event helping feds and researchers address rural health and social issues

UND Aviation Professor Kim Kenville teaches all of UND’s airport management classes, and she directs the airport management degree program (with curriculum that combines aviation-related courses and classes in the College of Business & Public Administration); that program was launched in 1968. Image courtesy of Juan Pedraza.

Building the better airport — UND’s Kenville knows

November 16, 2017

Aviation professor regularly produces research for ongoing series for National Academies of Sciences

: l-r Mohsen Riahi Manesh, Isfahan, Iran, PhD student; Michael Mullins, La Grande, OR, research enginee; Kyle Foerster, Pisek, ND, master’s student (Juan Pedraza photo)

On the forefront

November 2, 2017

UND Electrical Engineering team enjoying private-sector and federal support in mission to thwart cyber-attacks

l-r; Cross-campus collaboration with research being done with Brad Rundquist (Georgraphy) Cristina Oncea and Gary Schwartz (both Papulation Health) are researching radon exposure and the incidence of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) in North Dakota. Radon exposure causes about half the instances of lung cancer in the U.S.   (Jackie Lorentz photo/ UND Today)

Radon on the radar

October 31, 2017

UND Geography and the School of Medicine & Health Sciences team up to study cancer-causing possibilities of hidden gas prevalent in North Dakota

In addition to researching comics and graphic novels, UND Education Professor Marcus Weaver-Hightower, who describes himself as a decent artist, also writes them. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Not just for kids

October 16, 2017

UND Education professor finds comics and graphic novels can help young and old alike learn

The UND Energy and Environmental Sustainability Grand Challenge team plans to issue 12 awards of $2,500 each for new research concepts, and at least one award is anticipated in each of the following areas: law and regulation, policy issues, social impacts, health and well-being, public awareness and education, and environmental sustainability.

Expanding expertise

September 28, 2017

Cross-campus proposals sought to enhance energy and environmental sustainability

Colin Combs, a UND Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Sciences, had the honor of giving the first talk of the 2017-18 season. The topic was on his research efforts to understand various aspects of Alzheimer’s disease. Photo by Susan Caraher.

Faculty Lecture Series makes a bold comeback

September 28, 2017

Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor Colin Combs delivers first presentation since 2012 to full house

Colin Combs, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Sciences, and his postdoc, Harpreet Kaur. They have two lines of research going, both targeting Alzheimer's and dementia. One uses dietary interventions, the other focuses on finding a drug. Goals of both are to delay/cure the problems, one of which is neuroinflammation, or inflammation in the neurons/brain. Colin Combs, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Sciences, and his postdoc, Harpreet Kaur. They have two lines of research going, both targeting Alzheimer's and dementia. One uses dietary interventions, the other focuses on finding a drug. Goals of both are to delay/cure the problems, one of which is neuroinflammation, or inflammation in the neurons/brain. Colin Combs, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Sciences, and his postdoc, Harpreet Kaur. They have two lines of research going, both targeting Alzheimer's and dementia. One uses dietary interventions, the other focuses on finding a drug. Goals of both are to delay/cure the problems, one of which is neuroinflammation, or inflammation in the neurons/brain. Colin Combs, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Sciences, and his postdoc, Harpreet Kaur. They have two lines of research going, both targeting Alzheimer's and dementia. One uses dietary interventions, the other focuses on finding a drug. Goals of both are to delay/cure the problems, one of which is neuroinflammation, or inflammation in the neurons/brain.  (Jackie Lorentz photo)

Enhancing discovery

September 21, 2017

UND’s new postdoctoral program adds capacity in the lab in support of strategic research goals

Dan Laudal (left) holds Cerium Oxide and Steve Benson (right) hold a sample of Neodymium Oxide. Both samples are rare earth elements that are  extracting from Lignite Coal. Lignite coal can produce 14 rare earth elements that can be used for defense and other technology.  (Jackie Lorentz photo/ UND Today)

Technological gold

September 14, 2017

UND receives federal grant to extract rare earth elements from North Dakota lignite coal

Students in UND Environmental Engineer Frank Xiao's (second row, right) Civil Engineering  Lab, part of the UND College of Engineering & Mines, have benefited from Xiao's reseach guidance, teaching and mentorship. Photo courtesy of Juan Pedraza.

Active science

September 14, 2017

UND Civil Engineer Frank Xiao develops ag-based carbon technology for water filtration

Amanda LIvers, a research geophysisist at UND's EERC, said, as early as middle school, she detected subtle, non-blatant suggestions that certain science and computer related classes weren't meant for girls. Photo by Kari Suedel.

Overcoming barriers

September 5, 2017

Women scientists at the EERC open up about challenges growing up in pursuit of careers in STEM fields

For over 20 years, UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Sciences Brij Singh has been studying the role certain genes play in Sjogren's syndrome, an autoimmune disorder in which the immune systems attacks the body's own cells and tissues. Archival photo.

SMHS researcher receives first portion of $1.6M for epigenetic study

August 31, 2017

Grant funding to be used to investigate gene modifications in Sjogren’s Syndrome

Up, up and away

Up, up and away

August 31, 2017

The University of North Dakota released a balloon made of 32 garbage bags for a specific reason. Find out why.

UND undergraduate Tyson Berg is wrapping up a summer research experience working with an interdisciplinary team, combining his knowledge of chemistry and unmanned aerial systems. (pictured left to right) UND Chemistry Professor Alena Kubatova, Chemistry Graduate Student Brett Nespor, UND Chemistry/UAS Aviation Student Tyson Berg, UND UAS Lead Flight Instructor James Moe, Ales Kubat. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

High-flying chemistry

August 29, 2017

UND undergraduate combines UAS and chemistry expertise in interdisciplinary research project

President Mark Kennedy speaks at the 11th Annual UAS Summit & Expo held at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, August 22, 2017.

Rising above the autonomous world

August 24, 2017

President Kennedy: new institute aims to make UND a global leader in ‘unmanned’ research