University of North Dakota campus successes – June

June 30, 2016

UND Engineering Researchers Honored for Geothermal Power Plant

The University of North Dakota College of Engineering & Mines researchers were recognized for Technological Advancement on June 7 at the Geothermal Energy Association Honors 2016 in Reno, Nev., for launching the first commercial project co-producing geothermal power from an oil and gas well. The facility started generating electricity for the first time in late April.


UND Student Sol Eagle Riad Receives Prestigious Udall Award

University of North Dakota Entrepreneurship and Chinese Studies major Sol Eagle Road has been awarded the prestigious Udall Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship to promote studies in tribal public policy and Native healthcare. Winners receive $7,000 awards for their junior or senior year of college and a mentoring experience.


UND Robotics Team Places Successful in NASA Competition

The University of North Dakota recently competed with more than 50 universities in NASA’s Robotics Competition at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. UND took first in “public outreach” and second in “presentation and demonstration.” UND placed fifth overall. The objective was to build a robot capable of mining Martian soil.