Funding Opportunities for Study and Research in Germany for NDSU students. This event is hosted by NDSU International Student and Study Abroad Services. This session is for students interested in doing a semester/year/summer or entire degree aboard, considering pursuing research at a German University or looking for a paid summer research internship in a lab. This is an opportunity for them to know more about the hundreds of Master’s programs offered in Germany, DAAD’s scholarships and find out how you can apply. During the academic year, DAAD Research Ambassadors promote study and research in Germany by working with their universities’ study abroad offices, volunteering at study abroad fairs, organizing classroom visits, info sessions, various events, and answering students’ questions.
Zoriana Demchuk gives a Graduate Student Seminar presentation at the Department. The title of Zoriana’s presentation is The Effect of Plant Oil-Based Monomer Structure on Properties of Latexes Synthesized in Miniemulsion Polymerization.
DAAD Research Ambassadors are scholars and scientists in North America who have conducted advanced long-term research projects in Germany and are interested in promoting research in Germany at their home universities and among their peers and students. Voronov was nominated and became DAAD Research Ambassador for an academic year 2017/18.
The DAAD Research Ambassadors Workshop 2017 takes place in New York City from August 18 – 20. About twenty scientists from USA and Canada participate in the three-day training sessions. The objective of the workshop is to ensure the knowledge and skills needed for participants to effectively promote study and research in Germany on their campuses during the academic year.
The workshop attendees hear information about the German higher education and research system, as well as the wide range of DAAD funding opportunities, and, also, meet new people. All of the workshop participants had carried out their research projects in Germany in past.
DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, German Academic Exchange Service) is the world’s largest funding organization for the international exchange of students and researchers. In 2016, the DAAD funded more than 131.000 German and international scholars worldwide.
For more details on DAAD, https://www.daad.de/en/ and DAAD Research Ambassadors https://www.daad.org/en/about-us/network/research-ambassadors/.
Voronov is honored to be named a Chair of the 4th World Congress on New Technologies (NewTech’18) in Madrid, Spain. This congress will be taking place on August, 19-21, 2018 and is composed of four co-located conferences, 9th International Conference on Nanotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications (ICNFA’18), 8th International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Remediation (ICEPR’18), 4th International Conference on Biotechnology and Bioengineering (ICBB’18) and 2nd International Conference on Energy Research and Technology (ICERT’18). Each conference consists of an individual separate topic, but all of them share considerable overlap which is a basic idea for organizing this congress. The main goal is to bring together experts in various disciplines and fields from closely related but still different research areas. For details about this congress visit http://newtechcongress.com and see the congress flyer http://newtechcongress.com/NewTech18_CFP_flyer.pdf
In accordance with signed Memorandum of Understanding between Lviv Polytechnic National University and NDSU, Voronov leads an effort on developing Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in USA (USURE) program for Ukrainian students. During summer 2018, NDSU Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials (CPM) offers research internships for students in their senior year majoring food chemistry, chemical engineering and related fields as well as first- or second-year graduate students in Polymer Science/Physical Chemistry and related fields
Research projects in following areas will be offered to LPNU interns: synthesis of biobased polymers, synthesis of high performance polymers, coatings corrosion protection, coatings weathering durability, polymers for biomedical applications, computational polymeric materials. Students will receive a stipend. Reasonably priced housing is available on NDSU campus. Students are responsible for cost of transportation, housing, US visa. For more details in Ukrainian language, http://lp.edu.ua/opportunities/2017/naukovo-doslidnycke-stazhuvannya-studentiv-lvivskoyi-politehniky-v-ssha-usure
Voronov was nominated and chosen to serve as DAAD Research Ambassador for study and research in Germany for academic year 2017/18. DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, German Academic Exchange Service) is the world’s largest funding organization for the international exchange of students and researchers. It was founded in 1925, around two million scholars in Germany and abroad have received DAAD funding. The DAAD promotes German studies and the German language abroad, assists developing countries in establishing effective universities and advises decision makers on matters of cultural, education and development policy. In 2016, the DAAD funded more than 131.000 German and international scholars worldwide
DAAD Research Ambassadors are scholars and scientists from North America who have conducted advanced long-term research projects in Germany and are interested in promoting research in Germany at their home universities and among their peers and students with the help of DAAD. The DAAD Research Ambassadors are intended to be an experienced and knowledgeable cadre of academics and scientists who will inform students and researchers in the USA and Canada about Germany as a research destination and to foster collaborations with German colleagues. Research Ambassadors are available to advise students, fellow scholars and scientists, as well as ministries and university administrators, and make efforts to motivate young scholars to conduct research in Germany. For more details on DAAD, https://www.daad.de/en/
Our group members participate and present posters on their research during Annual ND EPSCoR State Conference in Fargo,ND on April,12. Kyle’s poster title is Effect of plant oil unsaturation on emulsion copolymerization with vinyl monomers, Oksana presents on 1H NMR Study on Polymer-Peptide Mixed Micelles for Adjuvant Application, Zoriana’s poster title is Synthesis of Plant Oil-based Latex es for Coating Applications.
EPSCoR program represents a federal-jurisdictional partnership to enhance STEM science, education, and broader impact capabilities of jurisdictions that traditionally receive smaller amounts of federal R&D funds. Through EPSCoR, participating jurisdictions are building a high-quality, university-based research effort that is serving as the backbone of their scientific and technological enterprise, capable of ensuring a strong and stable economic base into the next century. For more details, https://www.ndepscor.ndus.edu/news-and-events/nd-epscor-2017-state-conf/