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NDSU researchers meet with Sen. Hoeven

Published May 17, 2018

U.S. Sen. John Hoeven recently visited with researchers at the NDSU Office of Research and Creative Activity to learn about initiatives at NDSU and their connection to Department of Defense funding. 

NDSU engineering grad starts robotics camp company

Published May 14, 2018

Ryan Swanson started hosting robotics camps to earn a little extra money over the summer. It was supposed to be a temporary gig, but now the company he created at NDSU could become his full-time job and inspire a whole new generation of engineers.

Mechanical engineering student voted to Academic All-District baseball team

Published May 11, 2018

NDSU outfielder Jayse McLeanwas voted to the Google Cloud Academic All-District 6 Division I Baseball Team selected by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America. McLean maintains a perfect 4.00 grade-point average majoring in mechanical engineering.

Chair named for civil and environmental engineering department

Published May 10, 2018

David R. Steward has been appointed chair of the NDSU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and awarded the Walter B. Booth Distinguished Professorship. Steward, who was a professor of civil engineering at Kansas State University, will join NDSU on July 1.

NDSU ranked highly for precision ag education

Published May 8, 2018

NDSU is ranked among the top 25 colleges in the nation for precision agriculture, according to PrecisionAg Professionalmagazine. NDSU’s program prepares students for careers that integrate the latest precision agriculture technology with agronomy, machinery systems, data sciences, soils and economics.

Commencement speaker to urge classmates to try to solve world’s problems

Published May 4, 2018

Graduating senior Lauren Singelmann, an electrical engineering major from Fargo, will emphasize a passion for problem-solving in her message to classmates during NDSU’s Commencement Saturday, May 12, in the Fargodome.

Enterprise on the Prairie: COR Robotics

Published May 3, 2018

Ryan is an entrepreneur and evangelist for robotics clubs. His passion for robotics led him to develop his business: COR Robotics. COR Robotics is a private company that works with local high schools to develop robotics clubs.

NDSU takes fifth at national cybersecurity competition

Published May 2, 2018

Computer engineering major Isaac Burton and computer science majors Lucas Miller, Michael Gibbons, Chris Bernard and Brett Knecht combined to beat about 300 college teams nationwide during the 24-hour long competition. 

New chair named for electrical and computer engineering department

Published April 30, 2018

Benjamin Braaten, associate professor, has been appointed chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Braaten has served as the interim chair of the department since August 2017.

Electrical engineering senior to give spring commencement speech

Published April 27, 2018

Senior Lauren Singelmann of Fargo has been selected as the class representative to address fellow graduating seniors and the audience at the 2 p.m. ceremony. Singelmann will receive her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, with a minor in biomedical engineering. 

University Distinguished Professor honored with research award

Published April 18, 2018

Kalpana Katti, University Distinguished Professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been recognized with the Fred Waldron Research Award. She will be honored during the Celebration of Faculty Excellence.

College of Engineering alumni to be honored

Published April 18, 2018

The NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association has announced the recipients of the 2018 Alumni Awards and the Partner in Excellence Award.

College of Engineering teams win awards in 2018 Innovation Challenge

Published April 18, 2018

NDSU President Dean Bresciani and Provost Beth Ingram both spoke about the inspiration, hard work and dedication that students show to others during the Innovation Challenge.

Mechanical engineering chair receives Chamber Service Award

Published April 17, 2018

Alan Kallmeyer, professor and chair of mechanical engineering, is the recipient of the Chamber of Commerce NDSU Distinguished Faculty Service Award. He will be recognized during NDSU’s annual Celebration of Faculty Excellence, scheduled for Thursday, May 10, at 3 p.m. the Memorial Union’s Plains room, Memorial Union. 

NDSU Steel Bridge Team gains hands-on experience

Published April 16, 2018

The NDSU Steel Bridge Team placed fourth at the 2018 American Society of Civil Engineering Midwest Regional Student Conference held at the University of Iowa March 29-April 1.

College of Engineering professor named to institute's College of Fellows

Published April 12, 2018

Kalpana Katti, University Distinguished Professor of civil and environmental engineering, was inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s College of Fellows.

NDSU students present at national research conference

Published April 12, 2018

Electrical and computer engineering senior Nathan Johnson presented "Manipulation of Biological Matter Using Electrodeless Dielectrophoresis" at the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research.

College of engineering grad student among 6 awarded fellowships

Published April 12, 2018

Logeeshan Velmanickam, from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was named a recipient of NDSU’s College of Graduate and Interdisciplinary Studies Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship.  

College of engineering senior earns medals at national Marksmanship event

Published April 10, 2018

NDSU pistol shooter Pryce Pinney, a senior majoring in agricultural systems management from Ainsworth, Nebraska, won an individual silver medal in 50-meter free pistol competition and bronze medal in 25-meter men’s sport pistol competition at the 2018 NRA National Intercollegiate Pistol Championships March 17-20 at Fort Benning, Georgia. 

Summer youth STEM camp registration opens

Published April 9, 2018

Ignite and fuel your child's passion for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) classes by registering them in a summer STEM Kids camp at NDSU.

mechanical engineering senior among ndsu students recognized at state competition

Published April 4, 2018

NDSU students won honors in the Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference held March 20-22 in Minot, North Dakota. Kade Platta, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering, received first place in job interview and second place in organizational behavior and leadership.

NDSU engineering students designing, building community center in Guatemala

Published March 27, 2018

The NDSU student group Engineers Without Borders is working to change lives for people in a small town in Guatemala.

College of Engineering ranked one of nation's best values

Published March 26, 2018

Best Value Schools looked at more than 500 institutions that offer bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering. NDSU came in 28th overall and was the highest ranked school in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota.

Mechanical Engineering students win Innovation Challenge People's Choice Award

Published March 22, 2018

The project “Whip Cord” won the $1,000 Dr. Well’s People’s Choice Award at the 2018 Innovation Challenge Showcase. Mechanical Engineering students Braden Lach, Aaron Knudtson, and Jason Schirck developed a football helmet with features that will decrease the risk of concussions in the hard-hitting sport.

NDSU researchers present at optics and photonics conference

Published March 20, 2018

The College of Engineering's Ying Huang, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, was of one of 3 NDSU researchers to present their paper on road sensors for smart cities at a recent conference.

The work is part of a multi-university research consortium led by NDSU.

Alumni recognized with F-M Engineers Club honors

Published March 12, 2018

NDSU alumnus Zach Hermann has been named the Young Engineer of the Year by the F-M Engineers Club. Hermann, BS ’08, civil engineering, is a project manager for Houston Engineering Inc., Fargo, who specializes in water management solutions. 

Civil Engineering GraD AMONG TOP WOMEN IN BUSINESS

Published March 7, 2018

Two NDSU alumnae have been named in Prairie Business magazine’s list of “Top 25 Women in Business -2018.” Jennifer (Wenko) Hanley, BS’98, civil engineering, and Liza (Adams) McLean, BS ’08, business administration, were among the honorees.

Hanley is the technical manager at Ulteig Engineers Inc., Fargo, where she is responsible for leading the firm’s transportation operations in North Dakota and Minnesota.

Renowned oral pathologist to give Distinguished Lecture Series talk 

Published March 6, 2018

The NDSU College of Engineering is set to host cell regeneration authority and oral pathologist Malcolm Snead during its Distinguished Lecture Series.

Snead is scheduled to present “Nanofabrication Paradigm for Enamel Regeneration” Monday, March 26, at 10:30 a.m. in the Memorial Union Prairie Rose room.

NDSU Battle of Cents-es fundraiser sets record for donations

Published February 20, 2018

Ambassadors from the College of Health Professions and the College of Engineering collected $5,680.14 during the eighth annual “Battle of the Cents-es” event, held Feb. 11-16. 

NDSU students take third place in snowplow competition

Published February 12, 2018

A team of NDSU students finished in third place during the eighth annual Autonomous Snowplow Competition at the St. Paul Winter Carnival Jan. 27-28. The NDSU team, named THUNDAR 3.0, received a bronze snow globe and a $2,000 prize to put toward next year’s project.

Water Resources Research Institute director named

Published February 7, 2018

Xuefeng “Michael” Chu, associate professor and interim chair of civil and environmental engineering, has been named director of the North Dakota Water Resources Research Institute.

Founded in 1965 by Congress, the North Dakota Water Resources Research Institute is one of 54 institutes throughout the nation and is administered through the United States Geological Survey.

Professor presents Grand Challenge research

Published February 6, 2018

Kalpana Katti, NDSU Distinguished Professor of civil and environmental engineering, discussed her research at a seminar Jan. 31 at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

NDSU faculty member to advise competition-winning North Dakota students

Published January 5, 2018.

Chad Ulven, associate professor of mechanical engineering, will provide expert guidance for a group of eighth graders who are finalists in a national competition.

Eight students from Richland #44 High School in Colfax, North Dakota, recently earned first place for the state of North Dakota in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest.

NDSU News

Student writers excel during W-Challenge

The focus was on the writing skills of NDSU students during the third annual W-Challenge’s end-of-the-year celebration and awards presentation May 1.

NDSU crop scientist appointed to Charles Mode Professorship

Robert Brueggeman, NDSU associate professor and agricultural research scientist, was appointed Wednesday to a newly-established professorship within the College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources.

Summer Visit Day events scheduled

The Office of Admission will host two Summer Visit Day events for prospective NDSU students July 20 and August 10.

NDSU students receive prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

NDSU graduate student Kurt Williams and senior Anna Renner recently were awarded 2018 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program grants.

NDSU to host GenCyber summer camp

NDSU and Dakota State University, Madison, South Dakota, are teaming up to present the state’s first GenCyber camp, scheduled for June 25-29 on the NDSU campus. 

Celebration of Faculty Excellence set for May 10 

President Dean L. Bresciani, Provost Beth Ingram and the NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association invite the campus community to the Celebration of Faculty Excellence, scheduled for Thursday, May 10, at 3 p.m. in the Memorial Union Plains room.

Gunkelman Award ceremony scheduled

The annual Mary McCannel Gunkelman Recognition Award is set to be presented during a ceremony Friday, May 4, at 3 p.m. in the Harry D. McGovern Alumni Center. The honor recognizes the person at NDSU who most helps to create a welcoming and happy atmosphere on campus.

Innovation Challenge winners announced

Winners of the 2018 Innovation Challenge were announced at an awards luncheon April 17. The annual competition features new, unique or re-imagined products and services developed by NDSU students.

Researchers develop improved production method for synthetic silk fibers 

Researchers in the pharmaceutical sciences lab of Amanda Brooks, assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences, have developed a method to improve the production of synthetic silk fibers.

Journey to the Homeland Tour set for May 

Michael M. Miller, Germans from Russia Heritage Collection director, and Jeremy Kopp, special collections associate, will lead the 22nd Journey to the Homeland Tour to Germany and Odessa, Ukraine, scheduled for May 16-26.

NDSU Graduate Research Symposium set for Friday 

The Graduate Student Council is set to host the second annual NDSU Graduate Research Symposium on Friday, April 6, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Great Plains Room of the Memorial Union. 

NDSU Extension Service director to retire 

Chris Boerboom, NDSU Extension Service director, has announced his retirement effective July 2.

NDSU Provost named to national board of directors

Provost Beth Ingram has been named to the Association of Chief Academic Officers board of directors. Her term runs through March 2021.

NDSU earns Arbor Day Foundation recognition 

NDSU has been recognized with 2017 Tree Campus USAhonors by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.

Spring commencement ceremonies set 

NDSU’s 2018 spring commencement ceremonies are scheduled for Saturday, May 12, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Fargodome.

NDSU interior design students mentor local students 

NDSU’s interior design students participated in Northern Cass Middle School’s STEM Day in February. 

NDSU researchers examine bullying behavior by high school coaches 

A new study by NDSU researchers has investigated the impact of high school coaches bullying student-athletes.

NDSU Bookstore to hold Grad Fair 

Grad Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, April 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the NDSU Bookstore. 

Bertolini named dean of arts, humanities and social sciences 

David Bertolini has been named dean of NDSU’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences following a national search. He has served as interim dean since July 2017. 

Memorial service scheduled for retired music professor 

Robert W. Olson, professor emeritus of music, died Friday, March 9. He was 85.

Emergency management researcher presents at workshop 

Y. Gurt Ge, assistant professor of emergency management, presented two papers at the Interdisciplinary Methods of Hazards and Disaster Research Workshop – Part II at the University of Colorado,...

NDSU human development and family science online master's program nationally ranked 

NDSU ranked among the top 15 most affordable online master's degrees in human development and family science, according to College Choice. 

College of Business to host financial markets conference

The NDSU College of Business is set to host “Navigating the Financial Markets,” Thursday, April 5, from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Richard H. Barry Hall auditorium.


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