Engineering

NDSU Students Present Projects on Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

The banquet will feature a former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

FARGO, N.D. — NDSU students are showing off their projects on agricultural and biosystems engineering. About 20 projects are presented at the Agricultural Technology Expo. It’s a science fair–style event, and there are topics ranging from irrigation to new machinery. This is the 71st year the expo has been held. The expo banquet will feature Ed Schafer, former North Dakota governor…

NDDOT: Road Construction Projects Halted Due to Cold Weather

Engineers hope to resume work once temperatures return to seasonal average

FARGO, N.D. — In the last three weeks, cold temperatures have put a halt to several construction projects across the metro. Cold weather and road construction are a combination engineer Kevin Gorder says usually do not mix. “We can’t get striping down. We can’t get that finished stuff done. We can’t put concrete down or asphalt, so we’re really just…

Fargo City Engineer Mark Bittner Retires After 42 Years

He led the city through some of the worst floods in 1997 and 2009

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo’s Director of Engineering is retiring after leaving a lasting impact on how the city handles flooding. The city of Fargo had a retirement party for Mark Bittner to celebrate the 42 years he’s served with them. “I can’t thank them enough for all the support they’ve shown me over the years,” Bittner said. Bittner, who has…

Fargo City Commissioners, Engineers Discuss Future of Main Avenue

The meeting discussed possible design alternatives and how businesses could prosper as a result

FARGO, N.D. — Thousands of cars roll down Main Avenue to get to downtown Fargo every day, but city engineers say that the time has come for the main road to get a new look. “It really comes down to four different road alternatives. You could do a three lane, you could do a four lane, you could do a five…

Local Students Take Part In National Engineering Week

Middle school students rotated through a variety of activities

FARGO, N.D. — It’s National Engineering Week and several companies teamed up with North Dakota State University to let middle school girls explore the STEM field. Mentors want girls to walk away with an appreciation of what engineering does. “It’s fun, it’s exciting, really anyone can do it,” said Spencer Mindeman, a software engineer taking part in the event. Students rotated…

NDSU Getting More Young Girls Involved in STEM Activities

Girls in kindergarten through second grade made parachutes, safe houses and flashlights

FARGO, N.D. — NDSU engineers are trying to get more girls interested in the industry at a young age. About 12 percent of women are in engineering careers according to Bureau of Labor statistics, but just 11 percent of NDSU’s female students pursue engineering degrees. “In my classes, there will be like two girls and then you really bond with those…

UND Engineering Expo: Time, Commitment and Passion

These engineering and design students are not taking the typical final exams

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Finals week involves test driving race cars and building robots for some students at UND. Several aspiring engineers showed off their best work at UND’s annual Engineering Design Expo. A sleek green race car is one of 70 projects built by students from the ground up, many of which are part their finals. The expo can…

NDSU Engineering Students Showcase Senior Projects

Seniors in the school of engineering displayed their design projects which they worked on all year

FARGO, N.D. — Students at NDSU are showing how talented they are when it comes to computer engineering. What do a guitar, a heart and wine all have in common? They’re all topics NDSU engineering students have been studying to develop devices to help them function properly. “Here we have a digitally enhanced vacuum tube guitar amplifier,” said student Zach…

UND Engineering Class Welcomes Grand Forks Eighth Graders

An Engineering Professor encourages young women to explore the benefits of an engineering career

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Engineering students at UND may have noticed some new students in class. Area 8th grade girls got hands on experience with different types of engineering. The tour was led by Society of Women Engineers. The students from five different middle schools in the Grand Forks School District were nominated by their teachers for excelling in math…

Engineers Gather for Three Day Conference on Red River Flooding

Sharing ideas from across even international boarders lessons from communities along the Red River are shared

Engineers working all throughout the Red River Basin are coming together this week in Fargo for the 34th Annual Red River Basin Land and Water International Summit Conference. They’re discussing a wide range of issues regarding the river including the Fargo–Moorhead Diversion project. The conference has a little bit of fun mixed in with all the serious conversation. “I always…