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North Dakotans win with research universities: A column by UND President Robert Kelley and NDSU President Dean Bresciani


North Dakota is fortunate to enjoy two flagship research universities and even more fortunate given the new collaboration between them as a means to better serve our state’s interests.

That said, an understandable question we occasionally hear is, “What’s so important about research universities?”

NDSCS enters Unmanned Aerial Vehicle territory


North Dakota State College of Science today announced it is teaming up with the Unmanned Applications Institute (UAI), Grand Forks, N.D., to offer unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) training and education. Geospacial remote sensing, Intro to Intelligence, as well as other professional or accredited courses may be among the classes offered at NDSCS. UAI specializes in the unmanned aircraft system (UAS) business with programing and expertise to assist North Dakota and the upper Great Plains in providing education and training for this new and fast growing industry.

North Dakota Lures College Students


A July 16th Article by the Wall Street Journal reveals that North Dakota institutions of higher education have had much success in attracting and retaining students from around the country. These successes are attributed to investments in higher education, affordable tuition, and growth in research activities, majors, and PhD programs.

Tri-College University Adds Vaccinology Minor


A new vaccinology minor announced Wednesday by the Tri-College University will be a catalyst for growing a vaccine industry in Fargo-Moorhead.

Air Force Materiel Command invites proposals that will lead to the production of a High Energy Density Lithium Ion (Li-ion) Battery for Military Applications.


The scope of this project is to establish a long-term, viable, world-class domestic manufacturer of high energy density lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries that is responsive to customer requirements with respect to performance, reliability, quality, delivery, and price. These batteries will be designed to provide power for U.S. military long endurance Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) for dismount soldier, long endurance autonomous systems, and tactical vehicles. For the purpose of this project, the Li-ion cells of interest will have an energy density ≥ 250 Wh/kg at 250 W/kg continuous (i.e.

DARPA Calls on Innovators to Create Next-Generation UAV


Challenge announced for creating new, small unmanned flying machine

Small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) play a critical role in modern military operations. The next generation of these aerial robotic systems needs to have enhanced takeoff and landing capabilities, better endurance, require less support equipment and be adaptable to mission needs in varying conditions.

Pentagon Looks to Double Its Unmanned Air Force


Think the U.S. military has a lot of drones now? Just you wait. The Pentagon has just released its 30-year plan for buying and developing warplanes. And in a development that should come as no surprise, the future the military anticipates for its Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps air fleets — together numbering more than 5,500 warplanes — is more robotic than ever.

Speaker Presentations from UAS Summit 2011 in Grand Forks Now Available

To access and download the speaker and panelist presentations from the 2011 "UAS Summit 2020: Looking to the Future" on June 2 & 3 in Grand Forks North Dakota go to

National Science Foundation (NSF) Accepting Proposals for 15 Research Programs


NSF has announced target dates for Proposal Opportunities in 15 Research Programs. Proposals submitted are required to be prepared and submitted in accordance with the NSF Grant Proposal Guide or the NSF Application Guide. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Specific funding information (e.g., anticipated funding amount, number of awards, project duration, etc.) will depend upon the quality, duration and costs of the applications received, unless specified otherwise. All terms are subject to change by the federal government.

Department of Energy Assistant Secretary to speak at Cleantech 2011 Action Summit on June 19th in Grand Forks, ND


Dr. Henry Kelly, the acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and a national expert in clean energy, will be the keynote speaker at the Cleantech 2011 Workshop & Action Summit to be held June 19-21 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, ND. During the opening reception on June 19th, Dr. Kelly will speak about the energy potential of the Upper Midwest.

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