UND and North Dakota State University have been awarded federal funds to procure new research equipment and develop new technologies.

According to a news release from Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., UND received more than $430,000 from the National Science Foundation, to acquire a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer. The equipment will allow researchers to study chemical reactions from a wide variety of fields.

The National Science Foundation’s website detailing the award states “a state-of-the-art NMR spectrometer is essential to chemists who are carrying out frontier research.”

NDSU received nearly $400,000 in funding from the USDA to develop fire-retardant coating additives from agricultural byproducts, and to develop new corrosion mitigation products. NDSU also received about $70,000 from the NSF to address the shortage of science and technology teachers in rural areas.

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