Research

First week of classes

‘Groundbreaking’ research on the green

December 11, 2018

UND ecologists prove diversity good for plant world, holds implications for ag, land restoration

In her first semester at UND, the psychology faculty member has received an early career research award from the National Institutes of Health, been nominated for a teaching excellence award, and has found joy in working with her students.

Whirlwind semester

December 6, 2018

First-year faculty member RaeAnn Anderson receives early career grant, nominated for teaching award

John Mihelich will serve as Interim Vice President until a replacement is found.

UND names Interim Research VP, launches search

December 4, 2018

John Mihelich to serve until permanent successor found for current VP Grant McGimpsey

Askelson, working with colleagues like Paul Snyder, a leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) education and training at UND, has an ambitious proposal to make the UND campus and nearby Ray Richard’s Golf Course an autonomous urban test bed and education/training range, respectively.
The former would turn the UND campus into a “please fly zone,” an island where UAS and other autonomous systems are free to integrate with society in a quasi-urban setting.

Big step for UND, giant leap for UAS in society

November 27, 2018

UND looks to set up test zones to integrate unmanned systems on main campus, Ray Richards Golf Course

Rise above

Rise above

November 27, 2018

The RIAS (rhymes with “Rise”) making UND a leading destination for cutting edge autonomous technology

Participants in the Near-Space Balloon Competition, representing 10 different schools around the state, launch payloads on the tail of a high-altitude balloon, Saturday. It’s the culmination of months-long projects conducted by middle and high schools with the assistance of North Dakota Space Grant Consortium, who are based at UND. Two balloons carried student-made experiments almost 20 miles into the sky, past 99% of Earth’s atmosphere. Image courtesy of North Dakota Space Grant Consortium.

Science 20 miles high

November 20, 2018

UND hosts North Dakota Space Grant’s 8th annual Near-Space Balloon Competition for scientific youth

Hot and cold

Hot and cold

November 15, 2018

UND biologist’s research of snapping turtles could yield far-reaching implications

Home sweet Bakken?

Home sweet Bakken?

November 13, 2018

Social Work’s Bret Weber to present housing research from Bakken oil patch at newt Faculty Lecture

The North Dakota National Guard's Camp Grafton Training Center is an ideal venue for UND UAS operators to conduct workshops, conferences and training exercises. The camp's unique capability to seamlessly move from conference room to a 10,000-acre field environment is possible thanks, in part, to agreements to conduct UAS research and testing with the North Plains UAS Test Site near Grand Forks.  Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Space to fly

November 9, 2018

UND representatives attend DHS’s Future UAS Threat Workshop at Camp Grafton Training Center

IMLH No. 6 crew members exit module on Oct. 24.

Down to Earth

October 25, 2018

UND ‘astronauts’ emerge from 14-day simulated mission to Mars in good spirits

A $3.2 million award from the Department of Energy will allow the EERC to establish a field laboratory in the Cut Bank Oil Field, located in the Montana portion of the Williston Basin. This field laboratory will be used to investigate the geologic storage of CO2 associated with enhanced oil recovery, and how this approach could be expanded across the Williston Basin. The Williston Basin contains some of the largest oil reserves in North America. Image courtesy of Kari Suedel/EERC.

Bakken game changer?

October 23, 2018

EERC researcher eyes ‘win-win-win project’ to cut emissions, store carbon and boost oil production

UND Assistant Professor of Aviation Nick Wilson (left) and UND Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering Kouhyar Tavakolian show off components of their patent-pending "Smartsealz" communication headset, which contain embedded technology that monitors aircraft operational signals and pilot brain activity for signs of mechanical problems and pilot mental fatigue. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

Patents pending aplenty

October 18, 2018

Joint UND-NDSU biomedical engineering symposium showcases student and faculty collaborations

Stress, stress everywhere

Stress, stress everywhere

October 16, 2018

UND sociologist Daphne Pedersen takes on burnout in higher education at next Faculty Lecture

Research for the State

Research for the State

October 16, 2018

UND, NDSU Presidents travel west with message of enhanced research for economic diversity

Inflatable Lunar Mars Habitat

Mission to ‘Mars’

October 11, 2018

UND Space Studies team launches sixth mission in Inflatable Lunar/Mars Habitat