Students from five North Dakota universities have received awards in the Research Experience for Undergraduates pilot program of the North Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, known as ND EPSCoR.
Through the award, students will learn scientific research and communication skills as they work with faculty on cutting-edge research projects in chemistry, materials science, engineering, agribusiness and applied economics, hydrology and atmospheric sciences. Their research projects will consist of 200 hours conducted for up to one year, beginning June 1. Recipients are awarded a $5,000 stipend and up to $2,000 for summer housing.
The program is primarily geared toward undergraduate students in the STEM disciplines and provides the opportunity to work in the Center for Regional Climate Studies or the Center for Sustainable Materials Science. Students must be enrolled at NDSU, University of North Dakota, one of the five tribal colleges located in North Dakota or one of four North Dakota University System primarily undergraduate institutions.
Recipients, their institutions, Center of Research and advisers are:
- Levi Bassett, Dickinson State University, Center for Regional Climate Studies, Joshua Steffan
- Quintin Elliott, UND, Center for Sustainable Materials Science, Qianli Chu
- Breanne Hatfield, Minot State University, Center for Sustainable Materials Science, Mikhail Bobylev
- Billi Petermann, Dickinson State University, Center for Regional Climate Studies, Eric Brevik
- Hayden Zander, Valley City State University, Center for Regional Climate Studies, Andre DeLorme
ND EPSCoR is a federally- and state-funded program designed to improve the ability of university and college researchers to compete more effectively for federal, regional and private research grants in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics.
For more information contact Elizabeth Jung at 701-231-1048.