First operational UAS flight in North Dakota occurs at NDSU Research Extension Center
North Dakota’s first operational flying of unmanned aircraft systems occurred on May 5 at NDSU’s Carrington Research Extension Center. North Dakota was one of six sites selected for the FAA UAS test site program, with NDSU and UND playing key roles on the team. The state has identified UAS as a significant area for economic development.
NDSU research receives more than $147,000 USDA grant
NDSU researcher Peter Bergholz received a $147,603 grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture to help improve food safety. His project will look at how to measure the environmental abundance of Listeria monocytogenes, a deadly foodborne pathogen, and the impact of precipitation on its abundance in soils.
NDSU student only North Dakotan to receive prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship
NDSU junior Robbie Lauf received the prestigious and competitive Harry S. Truman Scholarship. He is one of only 59 Truman Scholars chosen for his academic success, leadership and potential for a future in public service. He is the only student from North Dakota to receive the honor this year.