North Dakota State University campus successes

May 17, 2017

Students create early detection method for cancer

Graduate students Fataneh Karandish and James Froberg earned first place in the service category of NDSU’s annual innovation competition. Their innovation is a microchip that responds to the presence of pancreatic cancer cells in a single drop of blood when exposed to an electric current. It could become an at-home early diagnostic kit for pancreatic cancer.


NDSU team advances to national bridge-building competition

A team of NDSU engineering students has advanced to a national steel bridge-building competition. The team took second in the regional competition, coming in ahead of Iowa State University, South Dakota State University and the University of Manitoba. Each team built a 20-foot steel bridge, spanning a 7-foot river, as quickly and efficiently as possible. The competition provides design and management experience, opportunity to learn fabrication processes and networking with other colleges and universities.


New online tools to increase collaboration with researchers, businesses

A grant from the Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce funded online databases of NDSU research equipment and experts. The databases will make it easier to foster collaborations with other NDUS institutions, North Dakota businesses and scientists from around the world.

Photograph created during the 10 a.m. commencement ceremony of North Dakota State University in Fargo, N.D., on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Photograph by Ann Arbor Miller