Research

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

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