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Ice Station Dakota

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UND joins four-year $17 million Arctic research project with DoD. CEM collaborators on the project include David Apostal, instructor in computer science; DjeDje Kossu Zahui, associate professor of mechanical engineering; Naima Kaabouch, director of the UND Artificial Intelligence Research Institute; and Aymane Ahajjam, post-doctoral student in AI. Additional undergraduate and graduate student team members will be joining the team in the Fall.

Two people work in an excavation site

UND underground

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Two people work in an excavation site

Preserving the ‘University beneath the University’, Darin Buri and other UND employees assess the bricks, foundations and artifacts from buildings past.

ExCEEDing expectations

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Dr. Frank Bowman has been an asset to the University of North Dakota as a professor and chair for the College of Engineering & Mines (CEM) over the past 16 years. Bowman now holds the Thomas C. Owens Endowed Chair of Chemical Engineering, a title that was fully endowed in March 2022 thanks to gifts from many alumni and friends of the college. The position was named in honor of longtime CEM professor, chair and interim dean, Dr. Tom Owens.

Mike Mann (left), who recently retired after a 41-year teaching and research career at UND, receives the UND Foundation/Thomas J. Clifford Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Research from former UND President Charles Kupchella on Founders Day in 2006. UND archival photo.

Research as a team sport

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Mike Mann (left), who recently retired after a 41-year teaching and research career at UND, receives the UND Foundation/Thomas J. Clifford Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Research from former UND President Charles Kupchella on Founders Day in 2006. UND archival photo.

Some who worked with Mike Mann during his 41-year career at UND remember this tagline from his emails because it symbolized his approach to conducting research and mentoring students and faculty in a manner likely leave a long-lasting impression on the University. “I think that quote perfectly sums up Mike’s impact on the College of Engineering & Mines during his time in chemical engineering,” said CEM Dean Brian Tande. “In the later part of his career, he helped build our Institute for Energy Studies and launched several new research initiatives in the college.”

Approaching escape velocity

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Within UND’s College of Engineering & Mines, the School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science will, this fall, break ground for a National Security Corridor at which satellite development, fabrication and testing will take place.

UND Engineering continues to expand reach

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New partnership – latest in series with liberal-arts colleges – offers students at Defiance College in Defiance, Ohio, a chance to earn UND Engineering degree.