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Jonathan Wirkkala, EWB president; Annie Miles, former EWB president

Building a Better World: Alum connects with students to make humanitarian trip a reality

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Jonathan Wirkkala, EWB president; Annie Miles, former EWB president

At UND, a group of students, led by mechanical engineer alum David Robinson, ’70, are preparing to head to Guatemala to provide clean water to a village in need. The pursuit to build a better world is the driving force behind the national organization Engineers Without Borders (EWB-USA) – a group of about 14,000 volunteers […]

Connor Propp former Computer Engineer intern for Airtonomy

Intern Pioneers New UAS Technology

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Connor Propp former Computer Engineer intern for Airtonomy

What started as a simple search for summer work now has Connor Propp, an electrical engineering major at UND, on the cutting edge of unmanned aircraft system applications.   InternGF program links with UAS tech startup to provide engaging, eye-opening internship What started as a simple search for summer work now has Connor Propp on […]

Fend Xiao, Civil Engineering Professor

UND Civil Engineer Feng Xiao receives Early Career Award to address key health-pollution issue

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Fend Xiao, Civil Engineering Professor

University researcher one of only three in nation picked to analyze everyday household and industrial chemicals’ impacts on human body. UND Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering Feng “Frank” Xiao has been named one of only three researchers in the country to receive a highly competitive Early Career Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) […]

Jacob and Aubrey Barney lead Timber & Ash Designs

UND Today: “Alumni Focus: The sweetest smell”

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Jacob and Aubrey Barney lead Timber & Ash Designs

As a custom-woodworker, Jacob says he’ll build what the client wants. “We specialize in unique items ranging in size from art pieces and mantles all the way to dining and conference tables. In addition to custom projects we also cater to contractors and DIYers by supplying everything they need to create a project of their […]

UND to participate in research and development into enhanced oil recovery.

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) selected five projects to receive approximately $39.9m in federal funding for cost-shared research and development projects under funding opportunity announcement (FOA), Advanced Technologies for Enhanced Oil Recovery. DOE selected these projects as part of its basin-specific research strategy focused on increasing ultimate recovery and […]

Michael Hirsch

Aiming for the Stars: Michael Hirsch

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Michael Hirsch

Michael Hirsch, a senior UND Mechanical Engineering student, is a Crew and Thermal Systems, Design and Analysis Engineering intern at the Johnson Space Center in Texas. He is working on multiple projects to help develop the necessary technology used for human spaceflight. One project is a water capture device for the International Space Station that […]

John Disher at NASA

UND Today: “Getting to the Moon on Time”

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John Disher at NASA

“If not for a critical assessment of NASA’s timeline for landing on the moon—co-authored by a University of North Dakota engineering graduate—the United States probably wouldn’t be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the event this week.” Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch, check out this UND Today article about how UND CEM […]