Professor to lead trips abroad

Wayne Seames of the UND Chemical Engineering program will be leading three groups of UND engineering students to the United Kingdom over the next three summers to study technology designed to mitigate climate change, according to information posted to a UND news release.

In 2014, Seames was named as a Fulbright Distinguished Chair Scholar at the University of Leeds, which is the same institution that will be hosting the students groups.

UND announced the trips will be funded through a grant from the National Science Foundation. According to the NSF’s website, “the International Research Experiences for Students program supports development of globally-engaged U.S. science and engineering students capable of performing in an international research environment at the forefront of science and engineering.”

The program will begin this January. Students who are selected to participate will travel to the University of Leeds in the U.K. during the summer for nine weeks and will present their findings in the United States when they return from their studies abroad.