State superstars of science and engineering will vie for honors at UND
Students at the fair will compete in either the junior or senior division. First-place winners in the senior division will compete in the International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburg: http://www.societyforscience.org/isef/. National, regional and state organizations will recognize the efforts of the students with awards and scholarships.
For the first time, student participation fees to compete in the fair were paid by a joint UND and North Dakota State University program: the North Dakota IDeA (Institutional Development Award) Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE), which is administered by the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences in collaboration with North Dakota State University. UND sponsors for other activities include the Office of the Provost, Office of the Vice-President for Research, The Graduate School, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, School of Engineering and Mines, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education and Human Development, Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, and the College of Business and Public Administration. The City of Grand Forks and the Greater Grand Forks Convention and Visitors Bureau contributed significant community support to the event.