University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

North Dakota SUNRISE summer undergraduate students showcase sustainable energy research accomplishments

The public is invited to attend the 9th annual SUNRISE Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program Poster Session 11 a.m to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, on the second floor of Harrington Hall at the UND.

Each summer SUNRISE faculty in the UND chemistry and chemical engineering departments mentor undergraduate students from all over the country in their laboratories. This poster session is the culmination of their summer work and provides a chance for students to explain their work to the public in an informal setting. Refreshments will be served.

This year’s participants are from California State Polytechnic University at Pomona; Manchester College, North Manchester, IN; San Juan College, Farmington, NM; Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA; Southern Wesleyan University, Central, SC; University of Dayton, Dayton, OH; and UND.

Each participant worked with a faculty mentor for 10 weeks on research related to sustainable energy technologies and reducing the environmental impact of energy production.

The students also participated in a series of activities designed to introduce them to graduate school, research methods, safety, and ethical conduct. The group attended the CleanTech 2011 Workshop and Action Summit, a national conference co-hosted by ND SUNRISE and the UND Center for Innovation in June.

The SUNRISE REU program is funded by the National Science Foundation with supplemental funding provided by the UND Graduate School. The principal investigator is Dr. Evguenii Kozliak, professor of chemistry.

For more information, contact Yun Ji, assistant professor and poster session coordinator, Chemical Engineering, at 777-4456 or You may also contact Wayne Seames, professor and director, North Dakota SUNRISE, at 777-2958 or

-- Juan Miguel Pedraza, national media relations coordinator, University Relations, 777-6571,

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