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Students Awards
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
Student News and Awards
The 2021 North Dakota State Science & Engineering Fair, scheduled for March 26,  will be held virtually this year.  The 2021 Regeneron ISEF will also be virtual this year, with plans to return to in-person as soon as possible.

The 2020 North Dakota State Science & Engineering Fair was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Some regions in the state held an in-person regional fair, while others transitioned to remote or had to cancel.  The Virtual Regeneron ISEF 2020 focused on sharing of ideas and information. Participating students went through the SRC process, listened to top scientists, industry leaders and policy makers, and connected with each other.
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Student Survey:    New Students        
Final Awards
Scholarly Products
2020 Abstracts          2018 Abstracts          2016 Abstracts
2019 Abstracts          2017 Abstracts          2015 Abstracts 


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

Tess Skinner and Dr. Bobylev with Senator John Hoeven

INBRE 16 Continues to Excel

Undergraduate Research in MSU Biology

Past Awards
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.
Virtual IDeA Program Meeting
A virtual meeting for PIs, investigators, program leaders and students supported by the IDeA program will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2:00-5:30 p.m. ET.

The objectives of the meeting are to:
response to COVID-19
  • Highlight scientific progress by IDeA investigators and trainees

  • Answer questions from IDeA grantees
  • Introduce strategies and initiatives from NIH and NIGMS leaders in
Link to join meeting:  NIGMS Feedback Loop Blog           Meeting Agenda
October 8, 2020

1:00 p.m. EDT
To view the webinar on NIH Videocast, visit:

Please join NIAAA researchers and Alaska Native community members in a conversation about innovative prevention strategies for indigenous communities–in particular, how tapping into a community’s culture can serve as a cornerstone for youth alcohol and suicide prevention efforts.

The discussion will describe a toolkit developed by NIAAA grantees in collaboration with the Yup'ik Native Alaskan community. We will also discuss how culturally appropriate and community-based principles may be applicable in youth prevention efforts in similar communities across the country. 

NIAAA Webinar:  Substance Abuse Prevention for Youth
in Indigenous Communities
Local, Regional and the State Science & Engineering Fairs this year will be virtual with judging occurring through a combination of pre-recorded video presentations and live Q & A with judges.  Check here for updates on schedules and links to sign up to judge.

Judges are always needed!  See NDSSEF website for contact information:

Northwest Region            2/23/21
Southeast Region            3/04/21
SW Central Region           3/15/21
Northeast Region            3/16/21
Science & Engineering Fair Season 2021
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Data Science Strategy (ODSS) Data Science for Science Teachers Boot Camp is an intensive research training course designed specifically for STEM educators working with students in underserved communities. This boot camp will enable educators to learn data science techniques and facilitate integration of this highly desired, cutting-edge skill set in their coursework. The boot camp is designed for educators teaching high school or post-secondary STEM courses.

The boot camp will be held virtually July 12-16, 2021. Apply here by April 9, 2021.

Applicants should be U.S.-based, STEM educators working with high school or post-secondary students who are considered underserved. This may include students at:

  • Rural high schools or community colleges
  • Tribal colleges
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities
  • Hispanic Serving Institutions
  • Minority Institutions
  • Other (applicants will be asked to define)
Data Science for Science Teachers Boot Camp