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UND researchers awarded nearly $500,000 from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for radon projects

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. – “Because the threat is not visible, it’s not something that people readily appreciate and act upon,” said Gary Schwartz, professor and chair of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) Department of Population Health. He was speaking of radon gas, the colorless and odorless radioactive gas present in many […]

UND and NDSU collaborative research projects announced

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Five research projects based in North Dakota have been awarded grants through the University Research Collaboration Program (URCP), funded by the Economic Diversification Research Funds (EDRF) appropriated during the 2023 North Dakota Legislative session. The URCP funds Level 1 proposals up to $25,000 of the combined total budget and Level 2 proposals up to $50,000. […]

April 11: Celebrating Year 1 of NSF I-CORPS Hub

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UND researchers – The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-CORPS) program is celebrating one year of being at UND! The I-CORPS program uses experiential education to help researchers gain valuable insight into entrepreneurship and helps expand research beyond the lab. I-CORPS works in collaboration with the UND Center for Innovation to provide immersive, entrepreneurial training […]

Second annual SOaRS symposium hosted at UND

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UND scholars – not to mention scholars from around the nation and globe – had their heads in the clouds this past Tuesday and Wednesday, as military personnel and aerospace industry leaders told them of the most recent technological developments pertaining to aerial operations in the stratosphere. Which means that technically, their heads were above […]

UND researchers hosted by ‘The Human-Centric AI Podcast’

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Three UND researchers recently appeared on an episode of “The Human-Centric AI Podcast” to talk about “eye tracking technology and how it’s transforming the landscape of human factors research.” The guests from UND included Philip Brandt, senior research scientist at UND RIAS; Montel Williams, postdoctoral research fellow; and F. Richard Ferraro, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor […]

UND researchers hit milestone in rare-earth minerals production

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Efforts by UND researchers to transform the state into a hub to produce rare earth elements (REEs) and critical minerals (CMs) continue to move forward, and the pilot production facility, located off Mill Road in Grand Forks, has begun to produce concentrated mixtures of the compounds. This most recent development comes on the heels of […]

UND, Cankdeska Cikana Community College partner on NASA grant

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The first pair of boots to touch the moon’s surface were designed by GE for the Apollo 11 mission. Made from silicon rubber, they were rugged and made to withstand extreme conditions. While their functional design has evolved over time, there is still room for improvement. UND’s Jesse Rhoades, Advanced Manufacturing Instructor Nick Bittner of Cankdeska […]

Three UND colleges unite for new research initiative

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Behavioral health disorders, which range from substance use disorders to suicidality and anxiety, directly impact 20 percent of adults in the United States. Research in the area is broad as it encompasses not only emotional, social and psychological health, but also a similarly holistic approach to treating mental and physical disorders. While the field is […]

Energy & Environmental Research Center

UND EERC to help lead Heartland Hydrogen Hub selected for U.S. Department of Energy funding

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Energy & Environmental Research Center

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The U.S. Department of Energy has selected the Heartland Hydrogen Hub (HH2H) to advance a regional clean energy project. The funding award is under negotiations for up to $925 million. HH2H is a collaborative initiative that will produce low-carbon hydrogen, decarbonize regional supply chains, and create clean energy jobs across Minnesota, […]

UND chemical engineers lead Tribal Energy Sovereignty initiative

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The National Science Foundation’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program has awarded a four-year, $4 million-grant to UND and seven partner institutions and organizations to advance tribal energy sovereignty. The project, referred to as the “Sustainable Engineering Infrastructures and Solutions for Tribal Energy Sovereignty” program, will be led by two faculty from the Chemical Engineering department: Wayne Seames, Chester […]

EERC Awarded $38 Million for CCS Project

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The Energy & Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota was awarded $38 million from the U.S. Department of Energy for a carbon capture and storage project.