Research

UND Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology Jason Boulanger r has done extensive research and field work revolving around deer overpopulation and management. Image courtesy of Juan Pedraza of UND Discovery magazine.

Oh, dear, oh deer

March 16, 2017

UND wildlife researcher’s surgical sterilization collaboration with Cornell University has caught the attention of urban planning boards across the country

Grant Tomkinson, associate professor of kinesiology and public health education at UND, poses with a Velotron cycle, which he uses to test people for different kinds of exercise physiology.  Tomkinson recently published an international study that says kids' fitness levels are declining across the globe, leading to health problems later in life. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Rethinking fitness

March 14, 2017

In new publication, UND kinesiologist Grant Tomkinson throws a clinical red flag on kids’ declining health around the globe

Ali Haider (left), a UND Ph.D. student in electrical engineering, adjusts a sophisticated headpiece on Ben Johnson, a recent UND electrical engineering grad, for a Brain Computer Interface project.  UND Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering Reza Fazel-Rezai (far right) monitors the experiment. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Future focus: Intersection of medicine and engineering

March 10, 2017

Innovative new program combines strengths of North Dakota’s big research universities

Diego Rodriguez (second from right), a master's student in cello from Venezuela, receives his award at the first-ever UND Grad Research Achievement Day. Rodriguez is joined by Grant McGimpsey,(left)  vice president for research & economic development; UND President Mark Kennedy and UND Provost Tom DiLorenzo. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Grand day for grads

March 7, 2017

First-ever Graduate Research Achievement Day showcases wide variety of student scholarship

Youness Arjone (middle) Electrical Engineering student from Morocco, explains his graduate poster to Dr. Kubatova (left) professor in the Chemistry department as Fatima ElJamiy, a student in the  Computer Science is also from Morocco listens.

High achievers

March 7, 2017

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Are we alone?

Are we alone?

March 2, 2017

ASK THE EXPERT: UND Astrophysicist Wayne Barkhouse tells us if newly discovered planets could have life!

Justin Germann, a senior geology major, holds a slice from the "Colgate" meteorite.  The meteorite, found in October 1999 near Colgate, N.D., by Tod Erickson, is thought to be the largest ever to land in the state.  It weighed 84-86 pounds. Photo by Richard Larson.

Mega meteorite

February 28, 2017

UND geology faculty students get another first-hand glimpse of largest space rock ever found in state

UND graduate student Tarek Elderini is using his robotics background from Egypt to collaborate with other engineering graduate students on their computer vision-based research under the supervision of faculty advisors Naima Kaabouch and Jeremiah Neubert. The research will be on display at Thursday's Graduate Research Achievement Day in the UND Memorial Union Ballroom. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

GRAD 2017 on display

February 28, 2017

UND’s revamped graduate research expo allows more opportunity for participation, collaboration and community outreach

UND grad student Andrew Barnas holds a Post-it note, on which he illustrated his own research of a drone flying over the Candian habitat of snow geese and polar bears. Barnas put the 3-inch by 3-inch drawing on social media and it has since gone viral, with others piggybacking on his idea to share ideas of research with others in its simplest form. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Power of the ‘Post-it’

February 23, 2017

Art, science and communication collide as UND biology grad student’s Twitter hashtag trend goes viral

Jeff Gendreau, an electrical engineering senior from Bismarck, is part of  a UND College of Engineering & Mines Team that will compete in a global Grand Challenges event next month in Washington, D.C. Gendreau will be joined by fellow team members Eric Horton from Andover, Minn.; Joseph Aymond, Grand Forks; and Tyler Kast, Minot.  Photo by Shawna Schill.

Up to the challenge

February 16, 2017

UND Engineering team’s healthy-food app one of only a dozen destined for national competition next month in Washington, D.C.

UND Assistant Professor of Sociology Frank White teaches "Drugs and Society" to a packed classroom each semester. The class size has grown along with awareness of the opioid epidemic across the state and nation.  Photo by Shawna Schill.

‘In it together’ — UND responds to opioid crisis

January 26, 2017

In the classroom and across state, University experts have issued clarion call about rising drug epidemic

Rebecca Quinn holds  a model of a human brain in her office at the UND Center for Rural Health, part of the School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Quinn, a social worker who manages the North Dakota Brain Injury Network, is an advocate for the prevention of traumatic brain injuries. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

School of Medicine & Health Sciences researcher: TBI matters

January 26, 2017

N.D. Brain Injury Network director Rebecca Quinn says awareness increasing but still much to be learned

A particular virus called simian virus 40 or SV40 — a virus found in monkeys that can cause cancer in certain other animals and is closely related to a number of similar human viruses — is the focus of a $139,000 National Institutes of Health grant to UND Associate Vice President for Research and Economic Development Barry Milavetz . Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

NIH funds UND study of early formation of cancer-causing viruses

January 24, 2017

Barry Milavetz researches epigenetic modifications in infected cells when they’re most easily treatable

UND undergrad Sandi Kruse (left) works with her advisor Rebecca Weaver-Hightower on research on   digital media impacts on politics around the world. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

High-impact humanities

January 19, 2017

Sandi Kruse studies political effects of digital literature around the world and prepares for grad school at the same time, thanks to Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Research Fund

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