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Future of the Bio-Industry Summit

The Future of the Bio-Industry Summit in Fargo, ND is scheduled for May 21, 2014.

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Action Summit 2014

The 8th UAS Action Summit will be June 25 & 26, 2014 in Grand Forks, ND.

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ND UAS test site projects in the works

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After the pomp and circumstance of last year’s event announcing North Dakota had been designated one of national six test sites for unmanned aerial systems (UAS), the real work is set to begin.

Officials have submitted applications for certificate of authorization (COA) waivers to the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct research projects near Carrington and near Devils Lake, N.D. Those projects would be the first two projects conducted here under the FAA test site designation.

Forbes - It Couldn't Get Much Better In Fargo

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Starting Tuesday, the coastal crowd will get another opportunity to laugh at the zany practices of those living in the frozen reaches of the Great Plains. The new television series “Fargo,” based on the 1996 Coen brothers movie, will no doubt be filled with fearsome violence mixed with the proper amount of Scandinavian reserve and wry humor — the very formula that made the original such as hit.

North Dakota Sheriff's Agency Wins UAV Night Approval

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The Grand Forks, N.D., Sheriff’s Department announced in late March that it has received FAA authorization to fly unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) throughout its jurisdiction at night, making it the first law enforcement agency in the U.S. to gain such authorization.

April 3 - 5 Event to showcase STEM in North Dakota

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The North Dakota STEM Network will showcase interactive science, technology, engineering and mathematics curriculum at its first Engaging STEM Strategies Summit.

$3.1 Million available for Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM Research Program

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Multiple entities within NSF invite proposals for the Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM Research Program (CCE STEM) funds research projects that identify factors that are efficacious in the formation of ethical STEM researchers in all the fields of science and engineering. CCE STEM research projects will use basic research to produce knowledge about what constitutes responsible or irresponsible, just or unjust scientific practices and sociotechnical systems, and how to best instill students with this knowledge.

NSF providing $5 Million for Scalable Nanomanufacturing projects

Muliple entities within NSF invites applications for the Scalable Nanomanufacturing Program to support projects on collaborative research and education in the area of scalable nanomanufacturing including the long-term societal implications of the large-scale implementation of nanomanufacturing innovations. Approximately $5 million may be made available to support up to eight awards. Eligibility is restricted to institutions of higher education. Applications are due Jun 16. More information regarding NSF-14-544 is available at: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14544/nsf14544.htm.

STEM Strategies Summit to focus on factors driving today’s economy

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April 3 - 5 event will explore why STEM is useful in building a highly-talented workforce

Google Marketing Manager to keynote Small Business Innovations Summit on March 19

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Join U.S. Senators Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven as well as Rep. Kevin Cramer on March 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn for an exiting agenda featuring a keynote speaker from Google and a featured presentation from the Chief Counsel for the Small Business Association’s (SBA) Office of Advocacy.

DoD Accepting Phase 1 STTR Proposals

The Department of Defense invites the submission of Phase I Proposals for the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program. Multiple awards are anticipated. Eligibility is restricted to U.S. small businesses. Applications are due Apr 9. More information regarding DOD-STTR-14-A is available at: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/ODA/WHS/REF/DoDSTTR14-A/listing.html.

NETL making $6 Million available for Geologic Storage of CO2 research

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The National Energy Technology Laboratory invites proposals for Research for Safe and Permanent Geologic Storage of CO2 including the development of characterization tools, technologies and or methodologies that improve the ability to predict geologic storage capacity within 30 percent, improve the utilization of the reservoir by understanding how faults and fractures in a reservoir affect the flow of CO2, and ensure storage permanence. Approximately $6 million may be made available to support multiple awards. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Proposals are due Mar 24.

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