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.
Institute of Energy Studies
Modern alchemy turns greenhouse gas into useful solid
Johannes Van der Watt, research assistant professor at UND’s Institute of Energy Studies, has been awarded more than $1.25 million in funding to study the feasibility of using industrial residues to capture carbon dioxide in a solid form—and then using that solid in a beneficial way.
Turning farm waste into clean energy
Research may benefit not only clean energy production and carbon storage, but also agriculture.
Research as a team sport
Some who worked with Mike Mann during his 41-year career at UND remember this tagline from his emails because it symbolized his approach to conducting research and mentoring students and faculty in a manner likely leave a long-lasting impression on the University. “I think that quote perfectly sums up Mike’s impact on the College of Engineering & Mines during his time in chemical engineering,” said CEM Dean Brian Tande. “In the later part of his career, he helped build our Institute for Energy Studies and launched several new research initiatives in the college.”
UND wins second place in U.S. Department of Energy’s 2022 Geothermal Collegiate Competition
UND team earns second place and $5,000 for their design of a combined heat and power geothermal system
He dares to dream
Since he was a child, Steve Martin, ’89, has dreamed of becoming many things: a mechanical engineer, an entrepreneur and a philanthropist to his community.
Powering up North Dakota’s energy future
A building that once generated electricity for Grand Forks and the surrounding region will help lead North Dakota’s energy industry to new techniques, technologies and training opportunities.
Promising research for N.D. energy industry
Members of the North Dakota Industrial Commission last week toured UND’s Drilling and Completions Lab and a pilot-scale plant to extract rare earth elements from coal. From left to right are Vamegh Rasouli, petroleum engineering chair; Harry Feilen, DRACOLA director; Brian Tande, CEM dean; Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring; Gov. Doug Burgum; and Attorney General Wayne […]
Best of the best, again
For the second time in a row, UND engineering and geology students place first in U.S. Department of Energy geothermal competition A proposal by UND engineering students to use abandoned oil and gas wells to heat homes won first place in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Spring 2021 Geothermal Collegiate Competition. UND geology and […]
CEM Team Wins First Place at the U.S. Department of Energy Geothermal Collegiate Competition
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) has announced the winners of the Geothermal Collegiate Competition, a national contest that engages students to develop innovative geothermic energy applications to heat and cool buildings, campuses, districts, and communities. Administered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the competition helps students gain real-world renewable energy […]