Five mechanical engineering graduate students from the UND College of Engineering & Mines made a remarkable impression at this year’s Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers Annual Meeting, held in Long Beach, CA. Their hard work pays off with top honors.
UND in The Conversation: The future of hydrogen
Hydrogen, or H₂, is getting a lot of attention lately as governments in the U.S., Canada and Europe push to cut their greenhouse gas emissions. But what exactly is H₂, and is it really a clean power source?
Future problem solvers at work
Visitors to the Memorial Union Ballroom on Tuesday, May 2 might have encountered an electric bicycle zooming across their path, before noticing a large rocket standing in a corner, robotic devices, a small bridge and a race car simulator, among myriad other displays.
Rare earth elements: North Dakota’s diamonds in the rough
Refining REEs can boost national security while transforming North Dakota’s economy, UND researchers say It’s truly amazing that something can come from nothing. Or almost nothing — meaning a substance that scientists measure in grams can be so important to global manufacturing and the national defense of the United States. In early April, two UND […]
UND Steel Bridge Team takes home honors at regional competition
UND’s Student Steel Bridge Competition Team has placed second in Construction Economy, first place in Lightness, and first place in Construction Speed at the Western Great Lake Student Steel Bridge Competition.
Biomedical Engineering Doctoral Student Wins ACCE Student Paper Competition
Kordell Tan, a graduate student in Biomedical Engineering at the UND College of Engineering & Mines, has won the American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE) Student Paper Competition, in the US/Canada Doctorate Division.
UND awarded $8 million Department of Energy grant to study rare earth material extraction
Dan Laudal, research professor at UND’s Institute of Energy Studies and project manager of the study, said the $8 million grant will fund the first phase of research, which will examine the economic feasibility of constructing a facility to extract and process rare earth materials in Grand Forks.
Ensuring astronauts’ health in the weightlessness of space
Dr. Tavakolian, director of the biomedical engineering program at the University of North Dakota College of Engineering & Mines, has been co-leading groundbreaking research on space travel’s effects on astronauts’ cardiorespiratory systems. He and his team have been working on the CARDIOBREATH project, tracking changes in how astronauts’ cardiovascular and respiratory systems control their blood pressure.
Geological engineering graduate student awarded NSF-GRFP Fellowship
Michaela L. Neal, a graduate student in the UND Geological Engineering program, was awarded a 2023 National Science Foundation-Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF-GRFP). She applied under Geosciences-Hydrology as her GRFP field of study. Previously, Michaela earned her B.S. in Environmental Studies, with a minor in math, from UND. The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship […]
UND SOaRS symposium’s flight plan: Make most of stratosphere
Robert Kraus, dean of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, speaks at the inaugural SOaRS symposium. Photo by Adam Kurtz/UND Today Inaugural symposium brings scholars, government officials and industry representatives together On March 21 and 22, UND brought together academics, government officials and aerospace industry manufacturers all facing the same desire: developing the […]