science

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…

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…

Experiments with KVRR Meteorologist Scott Sincoff: Make-Your-Own Worms

Fun and Easy Science Experiments

This week, Meteorologist Scott Sincoff worked with Concordia Science Academy’s Dr. Graeme Wyllie to create Make-Your-Own Worms. The experiment makes gross worms from a combination of Gaviscon and calcium chloride. Gaviscon is an indigestion medicine and to make it thicker, it contains a chemical called sodium alginate which comes from seaweed and which is also used to make things thicker…

NDSU’s Darwin Day Teaches Community About Life Sciences

The biology department celebrates Charles Darwin's birthday

  FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State University’s biology department celebrated Charles Darwin’s birthday today with Darwin Day. “Darwin Day started to become really popular about 2009, when it would’ve been Darwin’s 200th birthday. I think that people are also trying to bring awareness about science,” said Kendra Greenlee, a biological science professor. Plants, snakes, and even some dancing dinosaurs—they…

Super Blue Blood Moon – What is it?

Explaining Wednesday Morning's Astronomical Wonder

The eye was on the sky Wednesday morning as three astronomical wonders happened at the same time – a Super Moon, a Blue Moon, and a Blood moon. So what exactly does that mean? NASA Scientist Dr. Michelle Thaller said a super moon is when the Moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit and will be bigger and…

Cuban Teen in U.S. for Surgery, Dies of Complications

Zayas and his family traveled from Cuba to Miami for the operation

  INTERNATIONAL — Health officials say the Cuban teen who had surgery to remove a 10 pound tumor on his face has died. Fourteen-year-old Emanuel Zayas developed kidney and lung complications after the surgery to remove the benign tumor. Zayas and his family traveled from Cuba to Miami for the operation. His family requested Zayas’ body be donated to science…

Experiments with KVRR Meteorologist Scott Sincoff: Melting the Icy Hand

Fun and Easy Science Experiments

What you need for the experiment: Cup of water Driveway or rock salt Icy hand (made of ice in a latex glove) Plastic spoons Tray How to do the experiment: This week, we’re going to melt an icy hand. The first thing you do is put a little bit of water over the icy hand to unstick the latex glove…

Lab Fire at NDSU Closes Science Building for the Weekend

On Saturday night, Fargo firefighters put out a fire in a science lab where several chemicals were found

  FARGO, ND — A lab fire on the NDSU campus has closed Dunbar Hall for the rest of the weekend. On Saturday night, Fargo firefighters put out a fire in a science lab where several chemicals were found. The department’s hazardous materials team verified the chemicals found were not hazardous. There was significant fire damage in the lab and…

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…