science

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day Brings Hundreds of Eighth Graders to NDSU

They did activities like designing a heart valve replacement simulation

FARGO, N.D. — Hundreds of eighth grade girls visited NDSU and area companies as part of Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. The day is part of a nationwide effort to inspire young women to pursue careers in STEM. “Less than 15 percent to engineers are women. So, we really want to show these girls that there’s a place for them…

Study: Sex Gives Life More Meaning

According to study, having sex makes you feel like your life is more meaningful

  Want to feel like your life has more meaning? Well science suggests all you may need to do is roll in the hay. That’s right, according to a new study in the journal “Emotion”, having sex makes you feel like your life is more meaningful. The study examined over one-hundred college students. It tracked their intimacy patterns and overall…

Kids Do Fun, Educational Activities at Winter STEM Night

They made marshmallow igloos, slime, and more

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The West Fargo Public Library is showing kids learning science doesn’t have to be boring. Winter STEM night allowed kids to stretch their brains. “I like to see the enjoyment kids get out of doing something, building something, creating something, learning a new skill out of unique items,” Lauren Nephew, children’s services librarian, said. Kids get to…

Sixth Graders Learn Hands-On Science Experiments with NDSU Researchers

Four classes from Ben Franklin Middle School took part

FARGO, N.D. — Sixth graders at Ben Franklin Middle School learned about the wonders of science from scientists at NDSU. Several of Travis Hoeg’s science classes got to take part in hands–on science experiments with NDSU professor Senay Simsek. Some lessons dealt with sensory science and density, while other kids learned how to mix alginate and calcium chloride to make tiny…

F-M Science Alliance Gives Kids Hands-On Activities at Red River Market

There was t-rex foot puzzle, a fossil dig, and chemistry lab

FARGO, N.D. — The farmer’s market isn’t just about food; there’s also opportunities for kids to expand their knowledge. The F–M Science Alliance had a booth where kids could play while also doing some hands–on learning. There was a T–rex foot puzzle, a fossil dig, and a chemistry lab where they could make a colorful slimy substance. Those with the Science…

F-M Could Get First Ever Science Museum

A local group trying to bring one to the metro say they have already gotten "overwhelming" feedback about starting one

FARGO, N.D. — If you drive three hours from Fargo in any direction, you’ll find a city with a science museum. A group is working to bring the first one Fargo–Moorhead. NDSU’s geosciences department used to take artifacts and scientific materials to schools around the area. That’s when a few people from the department came up with the idea to start…

Middle Schoolers Race Carbon Dioxide-Powered Cars

They learned about aerodynamics and how to use power tools

FARGO, N.D. — Students at Carl Ben Eielson Middle School got to race cars they made, which were powered with carbon dioxide. The kids learned to use power tools to make their cars, and they put their knowledge of aerodynamics to the test as they raced the cars down a 66-ft. track. Their teacher, Alexis Yokom, says she hopes the students…

Hazardous Materials Teams Respond After Chemical Spill At Gackle-Streeter School

A teacher and student reported hearing a "popping'' sound coming from the storage cabinet

GACKLE, N.D. — No one was hurt when the Gackle-Streeter public school had to be evacuated on Tuesday after a chemical spill. Hazardous materials teams from Fargo and Jamestown were called to the school after a bottle of magnesium powder broke open in the high school science classroom. A teacher and student reported hearing a “popping” sound coming from the…

Sen. Hoeven learns about NDSU’s defense projects

Research projects are being in coordination with the Department of Defense

FARGO, N.D. — Senator John Hoeven met with researchers at NDSU to discuss the works being done at the university. The projects are being done in coordination with the Department of Defense. Hoeven is a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee. Hoeven toured laboratories with research on bio–reactive materials, water filtration bio–fouling, and coatings for military infrastructure. NDSU has received nearly…