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North and South Dakota EPSCoR awarded grant to establish DakotaBioCon

Four universities in North Dakota and South Dakota have been awarded a $6 million grant to establish the Dakota Bioprocessing Consortium (DakotaBioCon) and conduct collaborative research. The National Science Foundation Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NSF EPSCoR) has awarded North Dakota EPSCoR and South Dakota EPSCoR research funding for North Dakota State University, UND, [...]

UND adds another patent to its SUNRISE Renewable Fuels and Chemicals portfolio

The U.S. Patent Office recently published the UND’s approved patent No. 8,333,949: “Method for Creating High Carbon Content Products from Crop Oils,” which allows a marketable by-product of from UND’s cracking-based renewable fuel production technologies to be collected and commercialized. The patent was issued on Dec. 18, 2012. The inventors are Reginald Parker, former UND [...]

NSF funds SUNRISE summer Research Experience for Undergraduates

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded UND $300,000 to fund three additional years for SUNRISE Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) activities. REU is a 10-week NSF-sponsored summer program in which students conduct research and attend weekly program sessions with an emphasis on publication-quality research projects and the improvement of oral and written communications skills. [...]

CVB will sponsor Cleantech Summit June 19-21

The Greater Grand Forks Convention and Visitors Bureau (GGFCVB) recently awarded $5,000 to two UND-based groups—the Sustainable Energy Research Initiative and Supporting Education (SUNRISE) program and the Center for Innovation—who are organizing the Cleantech 2011 Workshop and Action Summit to be held June 19-21 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. This platinum level sponsorship [...]

UND groups to host premiere sustainable energy event next summer

Two UND-based groups—the Sustainable Energy Research Initiative and Supporting Education (SUNRISE) program and the Center for Innovation—are organizing the Cleantech 2011 Workshop and Action Summit to be held June 19-21 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. Cleantech 2011 is a unique combination of events designed to foster and promote sustainable energy-related technology centers. “This [...]

SUNRISE invites University community to student research showcase Aug. 5

The UND community is invited to attend the 8th annual SUNRISE Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates Program Poster Session from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 5, on the second floor of Harrington Hall. Undergraduate students from all over the United States are mentored by SUNRISE faculty members from the UND departments of chemistry and [...]

SUNRISE scientists to host American Indian students, teachers

North Dakota SUNRISE faculty from both UND and NDSU will host tribal college and graduating high school senior students for the Native American Freshman Research Experience May 24—June 4. The students will spend these two weeks working in laboratories with SUNRISE faculty mentors as well as participating in programs designed to introduce them to North [...]

Researchers receive grants for sustainable energy

The Sustainable Energy Research Initiative (SUNRISE) in coordination with the North Dakota EPSCoR program recently awarded six seed grants to faculty members at North Dakota’s two public research institutions—the University of North Dakota (UND) and North Dakota State University (NDSU). The seed grants are funded through the SUNRISE-U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) Experimental Program to [...]