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.
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 […]
Alexis Archambault, a geological engineering doctoral student, received the Outstanding Student Presentation Award during the American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2022 Fall meeting. This honor is awarded for only the most exceptional presentations during AGU 2022 Fall Meeting. This is the first time a UND GGE student has received such an AGU-level award in recent years. […]
On Friday, Feb. 24, the Harold Hamm School of Geology & Geological Engineering welcomed two paleontologists to the guest speaker series “Paleontology Talks.” Held for the first time since the start of the pandemic, both speakers presented their research and answered questions from the audience.
First celebrated in 1904, Founders Day is the annual celebration of the University’s history and a time to honor members of our campus community. It marks the anniversary of the signing of the Dakota Territory legislation, establishing the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, designating it as the official birthday of UND.
In a recent scientific article co-authored by Joseph Hartman, a professor of geology and geological engineering at UND, new research infers diversification rates of North American freshwater gastropods from the Late Triassic to the Pleistocene.
And you thought the crusty ice in your freezer was old. A UND geologist has ice in his freezer that’s potentially up to 5 million years old — which likely makes it some of the oldest ice ever discovered on the planet. Jaakko Putkonen, associate professor of geology at UND’s Harold Hamm School of Geology & Geological Engineering, doesn’t actually store that ancient ice in his home freezer. Rather, it’s safe and sound in a commercial freezer at the Energy & Environmental Research Center on the east side of campus. It comes out only occasionally if he needs to thaw out a chunk to get at the sand and dirt particles inside, in which case, he temporarily stores it in a small, office freezer.
A team from the University of North Dakota College of Engineering & Mines visited New Town, N.D., in early November to introduce a geothermal energy project to the community. The event in the Northern Lights Community Building was meant to raise awareness about geothermal district energy generation, as well as provide a forum for discussion among local leaders to consider renewable energy sources.
Over a period of five years until 2021, Jaakko Putkonen, associate professor of geology at UND’s Harold Hamm School of Geology and Geological Engineering, spent months at a time doing field work in the tundra in Spitsbergen, in northern Norway. His goal: studying the effects of the warming climate on permafrost and reindeer.