North Dakota State University Campus Successes – March

March 24, 2015

NDSU physicist receives grant to research materials used in aerospace industry

NDSU physicist Andrew Croll is receiving a $305,046 three-year award from the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research. His research team, which will include undergraduate and graduate students, will examine how randomly crumpled and purposefully folded polymeric materials could be used as lightweight structural components in aerospace applications.

NDSU students recognized at Clinton Global Initiative event

NDSU students Drew Spooner and Alex Koppy were members of the winning team in the Clinton Global Initiative’s Codeathon. The team created MathMagic, an interactive network to connect middle school students with tutors and peer mentors. It uses a game-like interface conducive for math exploration outside of the classroom.

NDSU hosts Cyber Security Conference

NDSU, in partnership with the North Dakota Education Technology Council, EduTech and the North Dakota Information Technology Department, hosted the North Dakota Cyber Security Conference on March 17. The event was the largest of its kind in the state and brought together professionals from education, government and industry to explore strategies, best practices and innovative solutions to cyber security challenges.