Research

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 through topic interest and Frank's signature teaching style.  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 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.

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