Mayville State classes are online through the summer session. Non-essential employees are working remotely. View our Coronavirus updates.
Dr. Joseph Mehus, chair of the Mayville State University Division of Science and Mathematics, Associate Professor of Biology, and North Dakota INBRE researcher, has secured a North Dakota INBRE grant. Funding will be used to study mosquito biology and ecology in the Mayville area. The goal of the project is to better understand mosquito species composition and population dynamics.
The coronavirus pandemic has no doubt upended life as we know it. There are still many unknowns, but one thing that we do know is that one of the best ways to slow or stop the spread of the virus is social distancing. On a small scale, social distancing can be challenging, but when you look at the broad picture, social distancing in a rural area such as Traill County comes with the territory.
Lon “Jorgy” Jorgensen, new Mayville State University Foundation Executive Director, recalls his graduation from Mayville State in May of 1993. “It was a hot, muggy day, but a fun one nonetheless,” said Jorgensen reflecting on the past as his new role at his alma mater begins. “It was a big day for all graduates. After all, how often does one graduate from college?”
What if there was a way to prevent a leading cause of childhood death, but three out of four of us were doing it wrong? The startling truth is that 75 percent of car seats in the U.S. are not used correctly. The good news is that Mayville State University Child Development Programs and Buckle Up for Life, the national car seat safety program from Toyota and Cincinnati Children’s, are sharing child passenger safety education with families through a new partnership.
With the return of summer to the area, also comes the return of mosquitoes. They are not only annoying pests, they are also potentially dangerous. On the flip side, they play an important role in our environment. Did you know there are more than 3,000 different species of mosquitoes throughout the world? Of these, currently 176 species are recognized in the United States. Data collected by a team of researchers at Mayville State University will provide insights into the role of mosquitoes in this area. The goal of the project is to better understand mosquito species composition and population dynamics. This data can help us to understand disease transmission for pathogens that are vectored by mosquitoes.
“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” Hippocrates ... Mayville State University Professor of Biology Dr. Khwaja Hossain and his team of Mayville State student researchers are working to deliver the active ingredient of medicines through a nutritious food, chickpeas. According to Professor Hossain, “This will have added value for our society.”