FARGO - The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded two grants totaling more than $4.1 million to support research at North Dakota State University (NDSU):

• Bee research: $2.8 million, to study how bees survive harsh winters to improve management and population prediction. The research will be conducted by a collaborative team of scientists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service and faculty from NDSU and universities in Wyoming and New Mexico. The NSF expects to award NDSU a total of $5.7 million for the project, which is projected to be finished by 2022.

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• Data center energy efficiency research: $299,999, to improve energy efficiency for data centers.

• Animal behavior research: $705,762.

• Summer programs: $299,920, for Native American students participating in summer programs in Bejing, China to study environmental monitoring systems.

• Power symposium: $17,500, to support students who attend the North American Power Symposium.