Research Groups & Initiatives
Faculty within the College of Education and Human Development are involved in a number of research groups and initiatives with far reaching impact.
The Initiative for Rural Education, Equity, and Economic Development (I-REEED) collaborates with state and local educators and organizations to produce rigorous, collaborative, and solution-oriented research.
The Faculty Motivation Research Group (FMRG) works towards optimal performance by higher education faculty by examining the factors that affect success, such as motivations and emotions.
Project LATINE focuses on Latinx advancement, training, and inclusion in engineering.
The BiPed Lab uses state-of-the-art motion capture, technology and biomechanics to improve teaching.
Grant Research Projects
GRO.UND provides healthy and locally grown produce to increase food security in the UND community. The program teaches sustainability education, plants, grows and harvests produce, and supports UND Food for Thought, a food pantry for UND students.
ND HOPES is a suicide prevention project spanning a 21-county jurisdiction in Western North Dakota. Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ND Hopes is a multi-tiered preventative effort that targets disproportionately affected populations (DAPs) including rural residents, veterans, and LGBTQ+ and two spirit youth.
STEM STRONG (Supporting Teachers in Rural cOmmunities for the Next Generation) is a four-year, $2.9M project that is dedicated to providing STEM instructional supports to rural teachers across four states. In addition to initial intensive training, participants will receive structured periodic supports and reinforcements to boost retention and provide meaningful, long-term learning.
Trauma, Substance, Justice, and Recovery (TSJR) Lab
The Trauma, Substance, Justice, and Recovery (TSJR) Lab focuses on the syndemic (overlapping epidemics) of trauma exposure, substance misuse, and justice involvement, and aims to generate research to delineate pathways and identify supports to mental health recovery, including recovery from substance use disorder.