Building STEM Capacity and Competitiveness

The ND EPSCoR State Office’s mission is to support efforts of participating institutions of higher education across the state that result in increased STEM faculty capacity and competitiveness. In meeting its mission, the ND EPSCoR State Office funds competitive STEM activities at all 11 EPSCoR participating institutions.

The awards funded by the ND EPSCoR State Office are listed below.

Click these links to view the current and previous solicitations for faculty.


ND EPSCoR State Office - Equipment Awardees

Each year, the ND EPSCoR State Office accepts competitive proposals for equipment that helps advance scientific inquiry and R&D. Preference is given to proposals that: 1) show collaborative use across multiple institutions/colleges/departments; 2) request equipment not currently available on the proposer’s campus; and 3) engage a large number of undergraduate and graduate students in research and learning.

Year, NameDepartmentInstitution
2021
Lucy MeyerNursingDickinson State University
Khwaja HossainBiologyMayville State University
Chad WilliamsonBiologyMinot State University
Achintya BezbaruahCivil, Construction and Environmental EngineeringNorth Dakota State University
Estelle LeclercPharmaceutical SciencesNorth Dakota State University
Sangita SinhaChemistry and BiochemistryNorth Dakota State University
Audrey LaVallieScience (Chemistry)Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College
Robert MonetteAdministrationTurtle Mountain Community College
Hallie ChelmoMechanical EngineeringUniversity of North Dakota
Lavina IancuCriminal JusticeUniversity of North Dakota
Min Seok KimSchool of Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceUniversity of North Dakota
Wayne SeamesChemical EngineeringUniversity of North Dakota
Ram HonaEnvironmental ScienceUnited TribesTechnical College
Igathinathane CannayenAES Ag & Biosystems EngNorth Dakota State University
Joshua J. SteffanNatural SciencesDickinson State University
Michael KjellendScience & MathematicsMayville State University
Thorpe B. HalloranBiologyMinot State University
Stephanie DayGeosciencesNorth Dakota State University
Erin GillamBiological SciencesNorth Dakota State University
Kenton RodgersChemistry and BiochemistryNorth Dakota State University
Sathish VenkatacalemPharmacyNorth Dakota State University
Ali S. AlshamiEngineeringUniversity of North Dakota
Sattar DorafshanEngineeringUniversity of North Dakota
Masfique MehediBiomedical SciencesUniversity of North Dakota

2020
Beena AjmeraCivil and Environmental EngineeringNorth Dakota State University
Joseph ColletteGeoscienceMinot State University
Gurjot DhaliwalIntertribal Research and Resource CenterUnited Tribes Technical College
Daba GedefaCivil EngineeringUniversity of North Dakota
Thorpe HalloranBiologyMinot State University
Christopher HethDivision of ScienceMinot State University
Aaron KennedyAtmospheric SciencesUniversity of North Dakota
Michael KjellandBiologyMayville State University
Lokesh Karthik NarayananIndustrial and Manufacturing EngineeringNorth Dakota State University
Sougata RoyMechanical EngineeringUniversity of North Dakota
Todd SirotiakConstruction Management and EngineeringNorth Dakota State University
John WebsterDivision of ScienceMinot State University
Feng XiaoCivil EngineeringUniversity of North Dakota



2019
Eric Brevik   Natural Sciences   Dickinson State Univeristy
Tristan DarlandBiologyUniversity of North Dakota
Ned DochtermannBiological SciencesNorth Dakota State University
Abby GoldPublic HealthNorth Dakota State University
Ademola HammedAgricultural and Biosystems EngineeringNorth Dakota State University
Christopher HethChemistryMinot State University
Michael KjellandDivision of Science and MathematicsMayville State University
Bethany KlemetsrudChemical EngineeringUniveristy of North Dakota
Ganapathy MahalingamArchitecture and Landscape ArchitectureNorth Dakota State University
Joshua SteffanNatural SciencesDickinson State University
Dongmei WangGeology and Geological EngineeringUniversity of North Dakota
Ravi Kiran Yellavajjala


 
Civil & Environmental Engineering


 
North Dakota State University - Collaborative with:
   Gedafa Daba, UND
   Alexa Axure, UTTC
   Austin Allard, TMCC

ND EPSCoR State Office - Equipment Repair Awardees

Each year, the ND EPSCoR State Office accepts competitive proposals for equipment repair that helps advance scientific inquiry and R&D.

Year, NameDepartmentInstitution
2021
Christopher ColbertChemistry and BiochemistryNorth Dakota State University
Kyle HackneyHealth Nutrition, and Exercise ScienceNorth Dakota State University
Uwe BurghausChemistry and BiochemistryNorth Dakota State University
Sougata RoyMechanical EngineeringUniversity of North Dakota

ND EPSCoR State Office - External Review Awardees

Each year, the ND EPSCoR State Office accepts competitive proposals to provide external peer reviews to large, interdisciplinary teams to help position them for even greater success in receiving federal awards.

Year, NameDepartmentInstitution
2019
Mafany Ndiva Mongoh       Environmental Science       Sitting Bull College

ND EPSCoR State Office - Preliminary Data Awardees

Each year, the ND EPSCoR State Office accepts competitive proposals to provide funding to researchers for the specific purpose of gathering preliminary data needed for proposal preparation and submission to a federal agency.

Year, NameDepartmentInstitution
2021
Zhili GaoCivil, Construction and Environmental EngineeringNorth Dakota State University
Youjin JangCivil, Construction and Environmental EngineeringNorth Dakota State University
Jun KongComputer ScienceNorth Dakota State University
Chau LeCivil, Construction and Environmental EngineeringNorth Dakota State University
Trung LeIndustrial and Manufacturing EngineeringNorth Dakota State University
Kerry HartmanScience (Chemistry)Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College
Bethany KlemetsrudChemical EngineeringUniversity of North Dakota
Michael MannInstitute for Energy StudiesUniversity of North Dakota
Prakash RanganthanSchool of Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceUniversity of North Dakota
Will SemkeMechanical EngineeringUniversity of North Dakota
Ryan SummersTeaching, Leadership & Professional PracticeUniversity of North Dakota
Yachao WangMechanical EngineeringUniversity of North Dakota

2020
RaeAnn AndersonPsychologyUniversity of North Dakota
Abdulaziz BanawiConstruction Management and EngineeringNorth Dakota State University
Uwe BurghausChemistry and BiochemistryNorth Dakota State University
Hallie ChelmoMechanical EngineeringNorth Dakota State University
Adam DerennePsychologyUniversity of North Dakota
Ang GuoPharmaceutical SciencesNorth Dakota State University
Woei HungEducation, Health and Behavioral SciencesUniversity of North Dakota
Syeed Md IskanderCivil and Environmental EngineeringNorth Dakota State University
Ivan LimaElectrical and Computer EngineeringNorth Dakota State University
Igor OvtchinnikovBiologyUniversity of North Dakota
Prakash Ranganathan       SEECSUniversity of North Dakota
Sarah SignorBiological SciencesNorth Dakota State University
Danling WangElectrical and Computer EngineeringNorth Dakota State University
Huojun YangConstruction Management and Engineering       North Dakota State University
Mijia YangCivil and Environmental EngineeringNorth Dakota State University
Zhongyu YangChemistry and BiochemistryNorth Dakota State University
Qifeng ZhangElectrical and Computer EngineeringNorth Dakota State University
Yanjun ZuoDepartment of AccountingUniversity of North Dakota



2019
Fardad Azarmi    Mechanical Engineering    North Dakota State University
Samiran BanerjeeMicrobiological SciencesNorth Dakota State University
Philip BoudjoukChemistry and BiochemistryNorth Dakota State University
Amanda BrooksPharmaceutical ScienceNorth Dakota State University
Brian DarbyBiologyUniversity of North Dakota
Stephanie DayGeosciencesNorth Dakota State University
Jerome DelhommelleChemistryUniversity of North Dakota
Rahul GomesMath & Computer ScienceMinot State University
Khwaja HossainScience and MathematicsMayville State University
Trung LeCivil & Environmental EngineeringNorth Dakota State University
Glenda LindsethCollege of Nursing and Professional DisciplinesUniversity of North Dakota
Mike MannIESUniversity of North Dakota
Nuri OncelPhysics and AstrophysicsUniversity of North Dakota
Prakash RanganathanSEECSUniversity of North Dakota
Jiajia RaoPlant SciencesNorth Dakota State University
Sayeed SajalMath & Computer ScienceMinot State University
Umamaheswara Rao TidaElectrical and Computer EngineeringNorth Dakota State University
Gursimran WaliaComputer ScienceNorth Dakota State University
Zachary WallerAviationUniversity of North Dakota
Nicholas WilsonAviationUniversity of North Dakota
Huojun YangConstruction Mgmt and EngineeringNorth Dakota State University

 

 

ND EPSCoR State Office - Community-based STEM Research

Each year, the ND EPSCoR State Office accepts competitive proposals to provide funding to researchers for the specific purpose of community-based STEM research.

Year, NameDepartment Institution
2021
Yao YuCivil, Construction and Environmental EngineeringNorth Dakota State University
Scott KoromEngineeringUniversity of North Dakota