Welcome Quintin Elliott and Breanne Hatfield

By Kathy Wahlberg

REUWelcome Research Experience for Undergraduates award recipients Quintin Elliott and Breanne Hatfield to CSMS.

Quintin Elliott and Breanne Hatfield are two of five undergraduate students who have received awards in the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Pilot Program of the North Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, known as ND EPSCoR.

Through the award, students will learn scientific research and communication skills as they work with faculty on cutting-edge research projects in chemistry, materials science, engineering, agribusiness and applied economics, hydrology and atmospheric sciences. Their research projects will consist of 200 hours conducted for up to one year, beginning June 1. Recipients are awarded a $5,000 stipend and up to $2,000 for summer housing.

The REU program is primarily geared toward undergraduate students in the STEM disciplines and provides the opportunity to work in the Center for Regional Climate Studies (CRCS) or the Center for Sustainable Materials Science (CSMS). Students must be enrolled at North Dakota State University, University of North Dakota, one of the five tribal colleges located in North Dakota, or one of four North Dakota University System primarily undergraduate institutions.

Student recipients, their institutions, Center of Research, and advisors are:

  • Levi Bassett, Dickinson State University, CRCS, Joshua Steffan
  • Quintin Elliott, University of North Dakota, CSMS, Qianli Chu
  • Breanne Hatfield, Minot State University, CSMS, Mikhail Bobylev
  • Billi Petermann, Dickinson State University, CRCS, Eric Brevik
  • Hayden Zander, Valley City State University, CRCS, Andre DeLorme

North Dakota EPSCoR is a federally and state funded program designed to improve the ability of university and college researchers to compete more effectively for federal, regional and private research grants in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics.

News about these awards were announced on the following website pages: