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The local Sheriff's Department received approval from the Grand Forks County Commission to accept a donation of two unmanned aerial vehicles. The Grand Forks County Sheriff's Department will now move forward with acquiring the two Draganflyer UAVs from Draganfly Innovations Inc. after getting approval at a meeting Tuesday.
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The Grand Forks County Sheriff's Department could soon be the proud owner of two more unmanned aerial vehicles. The department will ask for the Grand Forks County Commission's approval at a meeting Tuesday to accept a donation of two Draganflyer UAVs from Draganfly Innovations Inc. worth a combined total of $33,990. Sheriff Bob Rost said Draganfly reached out to UND when it started its unmanned aerial systems program and let UND use the two UAVs for free.
As UND's new nickname task force gets closer to completing the plan the university could use to pick a new logo, change is becoming more and more of a reality. But change requires funding. As of Dec.
The number of in-state high school graduates attending college in North Dakota has been decreasing while the number of non-resident students has grown, according to a new North Dakota University System online dashboard. The North Dakota University System has launched an interactive online website for the public to easily access facts and figures pertaining to higher education in North Dakota. The site shows that in 2009-2010, 58 percent of North Dakota high school graduates were enrolled in an NDUS school, and that number has decreased annually to 51 percent in 2012-2013. Overall headcount
The National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has granted $1.45 million to UND professor Jonathan Geiger and assistant professor Xuesong Chen to study how drugs used to treat HIV interact with calcium in the body. Earlier this year, Geiger and Chen also received a $1.6 million five-year NIH grant for similar work with HIV-1 proteins. "We're pretty jazzed about this because it's really challenging to get these (research project) grants and to get two is a huge accomplishment, but to get two in the same year is even more rare," Geiger said.
The UND Nickname and Logo Process Recommendation Task Force will now have until some time in January to submit the plan for choosing a new nickname for the school. The group's original deadline of Dec. 31 was changed at a meeting via a realtime online document sharing website Tuesday. Task force co-chair and UND alumna Sheri Kleinsasser Stockmoe said the holidays really hindered their ability to complete the plan. "We want to do this right and we want to make sure we're providing the president with everything that we've found," she said.
George Bibel says he started researching plane and train crashes to make his lectures as a mechanical engineering professor at UND more exciting. Now, the hobby has turned him into a national source on the topic. The published author has been interviewed on the subject by several major news outlets including CNN, the New York Post, Popular Science magazine and most recently Fox News after a commercial flight operated by the Indonesian affiliate of AirAsia, a carrier based in Malaysia, lost contact with ground controllers Sunday morning off the coast of Borneo.
During the last fiscal year, UND and the system that governs all of North Dakota's public universities had the largest economic impact on the state to date. UND had a $1.4 billion economic impact on North Dakota's economy in fiscal year 2013, which has climbed steadily since it was $657.4 million in 1999, according to the North Dakota University System's recently released report on the subject. According to the report, UND expenditures in 2013 alone would support 3,387 secondary jobs in addition to the 4,190 positions, excluding student employees, at the school.
North Dakota is still struggling to educate future teachers, according to one report. The National Council on Teacher Quality gave North Dakota a D in teacher quality and preparedness in its annual yearbook that analyzes state policy on the subject.