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

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