Research

UND’s Jacque Gray is very well known in American Indian and government circles as a powerful advocate — and researcher — in issues related to native aging, elder abuse and other troubling health disparities in Indian country. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Squelching the silent scourge

January 10, 2017

UND’s Jacque Gray finding path to relieve the challenge of documenting and preventing elder abuse in American Indian communities

UND senior mathematics major Kaylee Schell (left), Minot, N.D., was one of dozens of students filling UND’s Memorial Union for the Essential Studies Capstone Showcase on Thursday, Dec. 8 at the UND Memorial Union. The event features research by juniors and seniors in Capstone classes, which act as final projects or “mini-theses” for undergraduates. Photo by Richard Larson/UND Today

Finding the ‘essential’ meaning

December 15, 2016

UND Capstones encourage UND students to transcend gen-ed mindset to make connections to their majors, future careers

UND Ph.D. alumnus Stephen Greiman doing field work in the Yukon, Canada in 2014. The work was part of a study of small mammals and their parasites in the Arctic. Photo courtesy of Stephen Greiman.

No fluke…UND parasite pro named tops in field

December 13, 2016

Stephen Greiman earns biology Ph.D. in 2015, wins prestigious ‘New Investigator’ award in 2016 — in presence of Nobel Prize winner

The UND Energy & Environmental Research Center has received grants totaling $10 million, part of $44 million awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy through the Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise (CarbonSAFE) initiative. The goal is to help mitigate CO2 emissions from the burning of fossil fuels. Photo courtesy of EERC.

EERC secures $10M in grants

December 7, 2016

UND center to investigate feasibility of storing carbon dioxide capture and underground storage

A UND Biology student performs experiments in the lab at UND’s Starcher Hall, while a New York and Seattle-based documentary film crew monitors his every move. The documentary crew came to UND to capture footage of students and faculty members involved in a nearly five-decades-long study on climate and ecosystem changes on the western edge of Canada’s Hudson Bay. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Biology in focus

December 7, 2016

Documentary film crew visits UND to capture innovative climate-change research by grad students and faculty

Dan Laudal (left), engineer and major projects manager at the UND College of Engineering & Mines’ (COE) Institute for Energy Studies, stands with Harry Feilen, manager of operations and safety at the COE, at a carbon-capture test site on the UND campus. Photo courtesy of the College of Engineering & Mines.

Pushing the envelope on global warming

December 7, 2016

UND chemical engineer Daniel Laudal and colleagues aim to revolutionize carbon-capture technology

UND graduate student Jacqueline Amor is in the driver’s seat of a collaborative effort among the University of North Dakota, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to understand the state’s elk population. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Halting the herd mentality

November 29, 2016

Grad student Jacqueline Amor heads collaborative effort to monitor North Dakota elk and guard against depredation

A UND student test our virtual reality technology supplied by Rockwell Collins during a recent presentation held at UND’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. Rockwell Collins donated a Virtual Avionics Procedure Trainer, which UND Aerospace can use to train students to fly certain aircraft without leaving the ground. Photo by Shawn Schill.

High-tech training

November 22, 2016

UND Aerospace students get up-close-and-personal look at life in a working cockpit through virtual reality technology

David Delene, a UND atmospheric scientist, recently was awarded funding from North Dakota’s Centers of Excellence Commission (COE) to further improve understanding of how precipitation develops in clouds. His work could lead to more effective cloud seeding applications to reduce hail, enhance rain and conduct snow augmentation in parts of the world that need it. Photo by Shawna Schill.

UND’s rainmaker lands funding

November 17, 2016

David Delene will help the private sector improve weather-modification products for optimizing cloud precipitation, reducing hail

UND Mechanical Engineering Professor George Bibel was recently consulted by the Government Accountability Office, an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for the U.S. Congress, as a subject matter expert in a report on new rules mandating electronic brakes on crude-oil trains. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Of planes, trains and things that fall down

November 15, 2016

UND’s Master of Disaster, George Bibel, tapped by GAO to be subject matter expert on new rules for oil train brakes

Will Gosnold takes the first reading on the gravity meter

Hands-on history

November 10, 2016

Geophysics class might be on to something when it comes to rumored Prohibition-era bootlegger tunnels in East Grand Forks

UND students, part of a collaboration with students from NDSU in Fargo, show of their version of a “CubeSat,” a miniature satellite that is slated to be launched into space and orbit the Earth early next year. In the image, left to right, are Skye Leake, Michael Hirsch, Christian Peterson, Jeremy Straub and Karl Schmaltz.  Straub is heading up the project at UND and NDSU. He is a Ph.D. graduate of UND’s Computer Sciences Department and currently works as a faculty member in NDSU’s Computer Science division. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

First in flight

November 8, 2016

UND and NDSU students collaborate on what would be North Dakota’s pioneer free-flying satellite

Assistant Professor Surojit Gupta works in his lab in Upson Hall II, part of the UND College of Engineering & Mines.

Slippery when dry

November 8, 2016

UND mechanical engineer Suroijt Gupta re-envisions the modern turbomachinery to reduce the need for oil-based lubricants

Blasting off!

Blasting off!

November 8, 2016

Students, who live on campus in the Engineering Living and Learning Community, recently built miniature rockets for sky-high fun

Jonathan Geiger

Building human infrastructure

November 3, 2016

UND’s Geiger part of new $20M health NIH grant to grow research and nurture new researchers in rural states