Research

In addition to researching comics and graphic novels, UND Education Professor Marcus Weaver-Hightower, who describes himself as a decent artist, also writes them. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Not just for kids

October 16, 2017

UND Education professor finds comics and graphic novels can help young and old alike learn

The UND Energy and Environmental Sustainability Grand Challenge team plans to issue 12 awards of $2,500 each for new research concepts, and at least one award is anticipated in each of the following areas: law and regulation, policy issues, social impacts, health and well-being, public awareness and education, and environmental sustainability.

Expanding expertise

September 28, 2017

Cross-campus proposals sought to enhance energy and environmental sustainability

Colin Combs, a UND Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Sciences, had the honor of giving the first talk of the 2017-18 season. The topic was on his research efforts to understand various aspects of Alzheimer’s disease. Photo by Susan Caraher.

Faculty Lecture Series makes a bold comeback

September 28, 2017

Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor Colin Combs delivers first presentation since 2012 to full house

Colin Combs, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Sciences, and his postdoc, Harpreet Kaur. They have two lines of research going, both targeting Alzheimer's and dementia. One uses dietary interventions, the other focuses on finding a drug. Goals of both are to delay/cure the problems, one of which is neuroinflammation, or inflammation in the neurons/brain. Photo by Jackie Lorentz/UND Today.

Enhancing discovery

September 21, 2017

UND’s new postdoctoral program adds capacity in the lab in support of strategic research goals

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