University of North Dakota campus successes

October 26, 2018

New federal grant, with state match, establishes University Center for Autonomous Systems Innovation at UND

UND’s Center for Innovation announced creation of the University Center for Autonomous Systems Innovation, established through a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA). The grant covers the first year of a five-year program, with the potential to renew each year. The grant bolsters an already-growing UAS industry sector in North Dakota, giving UND more tools to make statewide economic impacts. UND was among 20 universities in 13 states selected by the EDA for the University Center funding. The storied program focuses efforts on assisting the implementation of regional economic development strategies and projects.


Long Time UND Center for Rural Health Scholar recognized for ever-growing    contributions in field of addition.

Jacque Gray, UND research profession in the Department of Population Health and associate director of the Center for Rural Health for indigenous programs at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences received the “Dr. Duane Mackey Lectureship and Award” from the Great Plains Behavior Health Conference in recognition for her ever-growing contributions in the field of addition.


College of Education & Human Development secures $1.4 million grant from U.S. Dept. of Education

The UND College of Education & Human Development recently secured a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to train teachers in the Lakota language so that they can teach elementary and secondary learners at tribal and reservation schools in North Dakota and South Dakota.