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Minot State University student presents at CUR Posters on the Hill.
North Dakota State Science & Engineering Fair
ND Tribal College Research Symposium
2019 Abstracts          2017 Abstracts       2015 Abstracts 
2018 Abstracts          2016 Abstracts                 


Citing INBRE
Summer Undergraduate Research
In journal articles, oral or poster presentations, news releases, news and feature articles, interviews with reporters and other communications on projects funded by INBRE funds, faculty and students are required to acknowledge the IDeA program's full or partial support of the research. The citation in scientific publications should use the following format:

Research reported in this [publication/release] was supported by an Institutional Development Award (IDeA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under grant number P20GM103442.
North Dakota IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence
University of North Dakota - School of Medicine & Health Sciences
1301 N. Columbia Road, Stop 9037 - Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037
Telephone: (701) 777-6376 - Fax: (701) 777-6372
NDINBRE Supported By
Institutional Development Award (IDeA)
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
National Institutes of Health
2018 ND State Science & Engineering Fair
ISEF Bound:  Winner and Runners Up
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Student News and Awards
The Seventh Annual Tribal College Research Symposium will be held at Cankdeska Cikana Community College on Tuesday, April 2.  The event showcases undergraduate research conducted at Tribal Colleges throughout the state. The keynote speaker is Daniel Wildcat, Ph.D., director of the Haskell Environmental Research Studies Center and a member of the Indigenous & American Indian Studies Program at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas.

Registration, abstract submission and hotel information can be found here
Seventh Annual Tribal College Research Symposium
ND INBRE Annual Research Symposium
Summer Undergraduate Research
North Dakota High School Students Win at ISEF

The North Dakota State Science & Engineering Fair was held April 4-5, 2019, at the UND Memorial Union.  One hundred and fifty 7th-12th grade students from across the state presented their research and competed for a number of  prizes and the chance to attend the International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF), May 12-17, in Anaheim, CA.

North Dakota students brought home a Grand Award and a Special Award:


Drexel University Full Tuition Scholarship $200,000

A New Method to Study the Human Microbiome
Isabelle Louise Chambers, Woodhaven Academy, Fargo, ND,
United States of America

Drexel University will award eight full scholarships valued at $200,000 each to those students whose projects match Drexel's curriculum. Drexel is recognized for its focus on experiential learning through co-operative education, its commitment to cutting-edge academic technology and its growing enterprise of use-inspired research. Drexel Co-op enables students to balance classroom theory with practical, hands-on experience.


Using Soil Enhancements to Increase Zea mays Profitability in Limited Production Agricultural Areas
Emma Kratcha, Hankinson Public School, ND, United States of America

Plant Sciences
Second Award of $1,500

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Student Surveys:    New Students         Continuing / Past Students
Final Awards
On Thursday, August 1, 40 undergraduates will present the results of their summer research at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Experience poster session. The one-day conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on the second floor of the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) building at 1301 North Columbia Road.

For the past 10 weeks, students from UND, as well as from rural and tribal colleges in Minnesota, North Dakota, and across the nation have conducted research and participated in a number of related educational activities. Students worked shoulder-to-shoulder with their mentor scientists from the UND Department of Biology, the UND SMHS Departments of Pathology and Biomedical Sciences, and Cankdeska Cikana Community College.
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The 2019 ND INBRE Annual Research Symposium will be held Saturday and Sunday, October 19 & 20.  Undergraduates and faculty from across the state will present their research in a series of morning oral sessions and an afternoon poster session.  On Sunday, a variety of technical workshops are available for students to attend.


Room reservations will be direct billed to UND. You will not be charged.  We have reserved an additional block of rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Block:  UND Department of Pathology (block will be released 10/11/19)

Canad Inns Destination Center Room block full

Hilton Garden Inn
4301 James Ray Dr.
Grand Forks, ND 58203

Registration and Abstract Submission Information here

2019 Abstracts          2017 Abstracts       2015 Abstracts 
2018 Abstracts          2016 Abstracts                 


Building biomedical research capacity in North Dakota
by serving public universities and tribal colleges within the state

ND Native American State Science Fair
37th Annual North Dakota Native American State Science and Engineering Fair

The37th annual NASSEF was held on January 19 and 20, 2020 at the Ramada Hotel in Bismarck, N.D. Participating schools included: Turtle Mountain Elementary School, Turtle Mountain Middle School, White Shield, Newtown Middle School, Solen Public School, Dunseith Public, Theodore Jamerson Elementary, Edwin Loe Elementary, St. Bernard's Mission School,  Mandaree, Twin Buttes, and St. Ann's.  For more information and a full list of top finishers by category see further details.
Tess Skinner and Dr. Bobylev with Senator John Hoeven

INBRE 16 Continues to Excel

Undergraduate Research in MSU Biology

Past Awards