College of Engineering & Mines

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Chemical Engineering Awards Ceremony held May 5th via Zoom

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Chemical Engineering Awards Ceremony held May 5, 2020 via Zoom. ChE Outstanding Student of the Year Awards nominated and chosen by the faculty.   Honorees Freshmen Kelsey Baker (winner) Ethan Hunter Caylie Graeber Sophomores Gabriel Schettler (winner) Lindsey Malina Cristy Jones Juniors Zachary Meduna (winner) Therese Hilpisch Allison Zipp   ChE Senior Plant Design Awards […]

Engineering students share thoughts about transition to online with Dean Tande

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Despite the challenges which COVID-19 has brought, students, faculty, and staff at UND come together – not literally, of course – to be Leaders in Action. At the College of Engineering & Mines, we are proud to see everyone working together to improve and motivate one another over the course of these indisputably unusual months. Several students, […]

Feng “Frank” Xiao and group published in American Chemical Society Journal

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Civil Engineering Assistant Professor Feng “Frank” Xiao teamed up with Civil Engineering graduate students Bosen Jin and Swetha Mallula and collaborators (Drs. Mikhail Golovko and Svetlana Golovko in UND Biomedical Sciences and Dr. Baoshan Xing at UMass Amherst) to publish “Sorption and Desorption Mechanisms of Cationic and Zwitterionic Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Natural Soils: […]

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CEM’s Online Programs & Degrees Top-Ranked in Affordability & Value

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Online degrees present an opportunity for career advancement and increased financial stability, but they can also result in piles of debt. Knowing the return on investment of a specific degree and major before making a decision is key to evading insurmountable debt. To help people make this decision, Optimal (formerly SR Education Group), published their 2020 […]

Engineering students team up with industry

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In this photo, which was taken early in UND’s spring semester, mechanical engineering seniors Zachary Reinholdt and Riley Monson present their prototype to Hess Corp. employee and UND alumnus Reuben Gates and UND faculty. The goal is to design a system to launch and retrieve Pipers® into oil field pipelines. Photo by Dima Williams, UND […]

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Brian Tande named dean of College of Engineering & Mines

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Banner with Brian Tande's portrait

New leader has served as department chair and interim dean as well as in private sector Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Tom DiLorenzo has announced that Brian Tande has been appointed dean of the UND College of Engineering & Mines (CEM). He was one of three finalists who interviewed for the position after a nationally competitive search that began […]

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In a time of coronavirus, teaching doesn’t stop; it goes remote

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Student working on laptop

Taping physical workouts online and sharing them with students. Video-streaming a chemistry experiment and sending students the resultant data to analyze. Playing a musical instrument alone in front of a camera for students to listen to later. These are some of the creative methods that University of North Dakota faculty members are adopting to continue […]

Petroleum Engineering Graduate Student wins 1st place on Graduate Research Achievement Day

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Congratulations to Nidhal, PhD. Petroleum Engineering Student on winning 1st place at the Graduate Research Achievement Day   The Graduate Research Achievement Day (or GRAD, for short) is a one-day celebration of our graduate students’ work over the past academic year. Students presented their work in a poster-format and were judged by faculty. Cash prizes were awarded to those students […]

Q&A with Harold Hamm, UND honorary degree recipient

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Continental Resources founder and executive chairman Harold Hamm talks energy, business and advice to students It was a class in high school that sparked Harold Hamm’s long and prolific career in the oil and gas industry. The youngest among 13 siblings born in rural southern Oklahoma, the founder and current executive chairman of Continental Resources […]

Magic? No, materials science

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In their quest to improve ceramics, metals and other materials, materials science students imagine the possibilities, says UND’s Surojit Gupta in his Faculty Lecture Don’t misunderstand. Materials science is a highly technical field, so almost any discussion among practitioners is going to involve words such as MAX Phases, nano-lignin, polyhydroxyalkanoates and thermoplastic aliphatic polymers. But […]