CENTENNIAL ENDOWMENT

Visual Roots of a Boom Community
A grant was awarded to the Visual Arts department, to support work with faculty development, cultural arts, in addition to work with university archives. This project will use archived photographs to create comparative historical and contemporary image sets of the greater Bakken region for research, using re-photography methods.

Gene Expression Profiling of Breast Cancer Tissue
A grant was awarded to the Electrical and Comp Engineering department, to provide funding to establish the proof- of-concept for a novel technique. This will help in being able to analyze a complicated cellular system by studying multiple variables of the tumor and to provide a comprehensive understanding about the cellular organization. It would then be followed by publishing a journal article, conference papers and a step to additional grants.

Remote Sensing of ND Roads and Pipelines Using Unmanned Airborne System
The department of CSM/Physics received a grant to purchase an unmanned airborne system, to monitor the roads and pipelines involved in North Dakota’s energy sector, which is critical to the state’s economy. This will help detect any problems at an early stage.


BOARD OF TRUSTEES ENDOWMENT

Equine Facilitated Mental Health
A grant was awarded to the Animal Sciences department and the Counseling Center. They were looking to collaborate to host an afternoon workshop focusing on equine facilitated mental health on NDSU’s campus. It will provide students and staff learning opportunities about the impacts of the human-animal bond.

Increasing the Entrepreneurship Spirit by Active Interaction
The department of Electrical Comp Engineering received a grant to aid potential NDSU student entrepreneurs, by hosting 10 events during the 2015-2016 academic year. The students will have the opportunity to engage in presenting ideas, visions, and best practices, with speakers that will be brought in for these events.


LIBRARY ENDOWMENT

NDSU Library Play Collection, Expand
A grant was awarded to the Theatre Arts department, so that they can strengthen their collection of plays, at the NDSU Library. They are currently lacking diverse and contemporary writers. This will benefit both theatre majors and non-majors.


GORDON A. LARSON FOUNDATION FUND

Honey Bee Flight Room
A grant was awarded to the Biological Sciences department, in the College of Science and Mathematics. The US is on the brink of a pollination crisis, due to the collapse of the Honeybees, and the grant would fund a controlled, year-round hive to study the stress factors that are thought to be contributing to the decline.


CARL A. and JEAN Y. WHITE MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT FOR AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH

Evaluating Two New Cover Crops for North Dakota
The Plant Science department received a grant which will be used for research in developing guidelines for cover crop management in conventional cropping systems in North Dakota, which is vital for soil conservation in North Dakota. This funding, used to generate preliminary data, will help in requesting larger grants.


ENGEBRETSON FAMILY RESEARCH FUND

Engineering a New Drug Delivery Putty to Combat Orthopedic Procedure Related Infectious Complications
This project is a next generation devise design which will focus on engineering a new drug delivery putty devise that will combat orthopedic procedure-related infectious complications. This project will enable the department to develop a research program that will attract and retain quality students.




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