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 December 2014  |  Volume 5, Issue 6
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Vice President Kelly Rusch and all the RCA staff wish you a peaceful holiday season.

holiday in nature

Researchers in the News

Interest continues in research underway at NDSU. Here’s just a sample of media coverage. Some links to these news outlets are available for a limited time.

Technology Created at NDSU Licensed to c2sensor

NDSU Researchers Make Degradable Plastic Breakthrough

Science of Meaning in Life

New Website by NDSU Student Offers Go-To Spot for Small Hometown News

Festive Letters Shed Light on Holidays

Two North Dakota Universities Receive $935,000 in federal grants for Memory, Humanities Work

New Ag Research Center Could Speed Genetic Modifications

If you’d like to suggest a story highlighting NDSU research, let us know. While we may not be able to use every suggestion, we would like to hear from you.

Upcoming Events

Precision Ag Summmit 2015
Co-hosted by the Red River Valley Research Corridor and ND Farmers Union
January 19-20, 2015
ND Farmers Union Conference Center-Jamestown, ND
Precision agriculture is a methodology that, if implemented successfully, integrates three key elements: (1) grower/agronomist information and insight about her/his crop fields and plant species, (2) technology, and (3) management practice capable of integrating findings and implementing decisions. This event is open to the public; particularly for agriculture producers, researchers, agronomists, manufacturers, business leaders, economic developers, and students who are interested in hearing from experts, exchanging ideas, and learning more about precision agriculture technology, equipment, tools, methods, and practices. Please Register >>

Gear Up for Grants Seminar
"NDSU's Corporate and Foundation Research Relations"
January 22, 2015, 3:00–4:30 p.m.
NDSU Memorial Union - Hidatsa Room
NDSU Research Office staff members Dennis Anderson, Associate Vice President for Business Development, and Jolynne Tschetter, Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Research Relations, will talk about the types of assistance and resources they have to offer to faculty, staff, and students who may conduct research or other activity of potential interest to companies or foundations. Please Register >>

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Regional Application Writing Workshop

Sponsored by NDSU, Concordia College, and ND Humanities Council
February 13, 2015, 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. (time is tentative)
NDSU Alumni Center - Fargo, ND
Dr. Russell Wyland, Deputy Director of Research Programs at the National Endowment for the Humanities, will lead this workshop. He will provide an overview of the agency programs and initiatives, offer strategies for application writing, and facilitate a mock peer review panel session. Anyone interested in learning about these opportunities and strategies is invited to attend this workshop, including those from iInstitutions across the region. NEH hopes to raise awareness of funding opportunities in the humanities and increase the number and quality of applications submitted for funding to NEH. Registration portal to be available soon >>

"Funding Opportunities and Proposal Development Strategies for Young Faculty and Emerging Investigators"
Sponsored by ND EPSCoR
March 25, 2015, 9:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m. (time is tentative)
NDSU Quentin Burdick Building (QBB) - Room 422
Staff from The Implementation Group (TIG) in Washington, D.C. will present this workshop especially aimed at early career faculty in STEM fields. The workshop will cover grant programs targeted to young faculty and emerging investigators, proposal ideation, and proposal development strategies. Registration portal to be available soon >>

STEM Strategies Conference 2015
Hosted by the ND STEM Network
April 16-18, 2015
Cambria Suites & Conference Center-West Fargo, ND
Leading STEM experts from across the country will attend the summit and give presentations and hands-on workshops to address current and emerging trends for all levels of STEM education. Attendees will learn about how important STEM is for building a productive and competitive workforce. There also will be a variety of opportunities to learn about implementation of STEM strategies, policies and the importance of integrating STEM and the arts. For more information >>

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