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.
Geology & Geological Engineering
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.
The College of Engineering & Mines celebrated the achievements of three alums during the annual Alumni Academy Induction Ceremony. Hosted in the Memorial Union, family, friends, and colleagues gathered to celebrate the induction into the Academy, the highest honor bestowed by the College of Engineering & Mines to alums. This year’s group of inductees include Scott Boe (Electrical Engineering, ’83), Kristine H. Brindle (Chemical Engineering, ’78) and Leslie R. Honeyman (Geology, ’69, ’78, posthumously).
UND team earns second place and $5,000 for their design of a combined heat and power geothermal system
Sven Egenhoff, the new director of the UND Harold Hamm School of Geology & Geological Engineering, welcomes back alumni and friends in the school’s recent newsletter published by the College of Engineering & Mines.
NSF funds will be used to investigate the flood events over the last three decades and inspire Native American youth to water resources research.
Chioma Onwumelu (DELS/BESR) is a Ph.D. candidate in Geology at the University of North Dakota (UND). She is a researcher working at UND’s Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) studying and conducting laboratory analyses to interpret data on improved unconventional oil and gas production, enhanced oil recovery in unconventional and conventional resources and CO2, and rich gas storage in a geologic formation.
UND/University of Memphis team recognized for outstanding work in 2021 Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) EVOLVE Program
A team of six Ph.D. and B.Sc. students from the University of North Dakota and one Ph.D. student from the University of Memphis participated in the 2021 Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) EVOLVE Program.