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

Left to right: Lignite Energy Council President and CEO Jason Bohrer, North Dakota Petroleum Council President Ron Ness, EERC Vice President for Strategic Partnerships John Harju, Senator Hoeven, UND President Mark Kennedy, and EERC CEO Tom Erickson.  Photo by Kari Suedel.

Boundless energy

August 24, 2017

U.S. Sen. John Hoeven is latest recipient of the EERC’s Energy Champion Award

Denise Buckner (left) leads the high altitude balloon  test launch as Anamika, Lance Wilson and Peter Henson prepare equipment. They will send live video and still feeds from Idaho during the Aug. 21 eclipse. The North Dakota Space Grant Consortium is participating in the National Eclipse Ballooning Project.

Total eclipse of the sun

August 15, 2017

UND’s high-altitude balloons set to capture live video of Aug. 21 solar eclipse

University of North Dakota parasitologist Vasyl Tkach recently was recognized by his peers as a top researcher in the field, not only for his groundbreaking work but also for his outstanding mentoring of students.  Photo courtesy of Juan Pedraza.

All creatures small and smaller

August 15, 2017

UND biologist Vasyl Tkach receives nation’s top parasitology award for groundbreaking zoological research

Professor Howe Lim, UND Civil Engineering, at the discharge gate of the English Coulee impoundment west of Grand Forks. Lim and his students use computer modeling to help predict flooding based on snow melt. Photo by Juan Pedraza.

Flood of research

August 8, 2017

UND civil engineer Howe Lim and his student team develop solutions to region’s temperamental waters

UND Assistant Professor of Educational Foundations and Research Joshua Hunter (middle) and his graduate student Cherie Graves (right) have teamed up with University Children's Learning Center Director Dawnita Nilles (left) for a research project centered on outdoor learning. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Natural growth

July 18, 2017

UND education researchers partner with local children’s center to study benefits of outdoor learning

UND President Mark Kennedy meets with Australian Consul-General Michael Wood and Australian Political-Economic Officer Holly Jenkins during the Consul-General’s recent visit to UND’s College of Engineering & Mines and the Energy & Environmental Research Center on July 12. UND Engineering Dean Hesham El-Rewini sits to Kennedy’s left, while Michael Mann, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and executive director of the Institute for Energy Studies; and EERC CEO Tom Erickson are seated on the President’s left.  Photo by Kari Suedel.

Australian Consul-General discusses energy research at UND

July 18, 2017

Visit to College of Engineering & Mines and EERC coordinated by North Dakota Trade Office

UND Electrical Engineer Prakash Ranganathan (center) is joned by Electrical Engineering undergrads (left) Nicholas Christian, Grand Forks; and Joseph Englund, Karlstad, Minn. The students are part of the team working on Ranganathan’s Rockwell Collins cybersecurity grant. Photo courtesy of Juan Pedraza.

Cybersecurity push

July 4, 2017

Rockwell Collins partners with UND electrical engineers, students on project to make UAS data more secure

UND Space Studies Associate Professor Pablo de León looks on as former UND grad student Tiffany Swarmer, wearing one of his latest versions of the UND NDX space suit system, manipulates a camera. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Space station takes shape

July 4, 2017

UND Aerospace Engineer Pablo de León installing final modules of his NASA-funded inflatable lunar/Mars habitat