Chemist Explores Connection Between Color and Solar Energy Efficiency

When Dr. Annie Ricks, lab services specialist at Bemidji State University, looks to the future, she sees a world powered by solar energy. To reach that future, where harnessing the sun’s energy as a renewable, carbon-neutral source of electricity is commonplace, she explores how color affects the efficiency of solar collectors. Ricks will discuss her work, and the current state of solar energy, at her Feb. 8 BSU Honors Council Lecture.

Social Psychology Students Learn How to Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

Students in Dr. Laurie Desiderato’s social psychology class (PSY 3367) ended the fall semester with a unique exercise involving a demonstration of effective group problem solving. Students in groups interacted to solve a novel problem, analyzed the task characteristics and appropriate strategies, and evaluated their processes. Groups had to evaluate a subject – the instructor’s […]

More Than 200 Middle- and High-School Robot Operators Compete in VEX Robotics Tournament

More than 200 leading middle and high school VEX Robotics students and mentors from Minnesota participated in the Dream It. Do It. Northern Minnesota VEX Robotics Tournament, Dec. 5 in Bemidji State University’s John Glas Fieldhouse. The tournament featured 36 teams competing with and against other teams in a series of robot challenges.

Solar Fish House Project Nearing Completion

Students in Bemidji State’s construction technology class (TADT 2250) work on interior finishing work for a solar-powered fish house, being built in conjunction with Northwest Technical College.

Middle-School Students Get Hands-On Science Experience at Share the Future Conference

Bemidji State University hosted more than 100 middle-school science students from the Bemidji area for the 24th Share the Future in Science and Technology Conference on Dec. 9. BSU science students led laboratory experiments in Sattgast Hall throughout the afternoon. BSU hosts the conference in partnership with the Minnesota Space Grant Consortium and the American Chemical Society, Red […]