University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

State superstars of science and engineering will vie for honors at UND

The next generation of North Dakota scientists and engineers will compete in the 61st Annual North Dakota State Science and Engineering Fair on April 7–8, in the Memorial Union Ballroom. The exhibits will be open to the public from 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 8.

The 160 students will compete in either the junior or senior division. First-place winners in the senior division will compete in the International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles: www.societyforscience.org/isef/. National, regional and state organizations will recognize the efforts of the students with awards and scholarships, including four-year scholarships to attend UND.

For the first time, student participation fees to compete in the fair were paid by a joint UND and North Dakota State University program: the North Dakota IDeA (Institutional Development Award) Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE), which is administered by the School of Medicine and Health Sciences in collaboration with North Dakota State University. UND sponsors for other activities include the Office of the Provost, Office of the Vice-President for Research, The Graduate School, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, School of Engineering and Mines, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education and Human Development, Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, and the College of Business and Public Administration. The City of Grand Forks and the Greater Grand Forks Convention and Visitors Bureau contributed significant community support to the event.

-- Denis MacLeod, assistant director, Office of Alumni and Community Relations, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 777-2733, denis.macleod@med.und.edu.