Researcher Mandy Guinn capturing a bat in 2016. United Tribes News photo DENNIS J. NEUMANN


BISMARCK (UTN) – A talk about bats in North Dakota is scheduled at United Tribes Technical College as part of series of science lectures.

UTTC Science Instructor Mandy Guinn will present “Out of the Darkness: Shedding Light on North Dakota Bat Species” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 24 in room 231 of the college’s Science and Technology Center.

She will discuss bat populations in terms of their benefits, economic value and briefly describe ongoing research that is laying a foundation for bat conservation in North Dakota.

The event is free and open to the public.

UTTC is located at 3315 University Drive in south Bismarck. Enter the campus on Burleigh Avenue for a direct route to the science building.

Guinn is a member of the research faculty at UTTC, where she has taught for nine years. Her work focuses on behavior, foraging ecology, habitat structure and genetic trends in North Dakota bat species. She also guides undergraduate students in immersive research experiences.

She earned a B.S. in Biology at Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, and a Masters in Biology from University of Nebraska at Kearney.

The “Visiting Scientists Series” is a partnership of: Bismarck State College, Gateway to Science, Bismarck Public Schools, ND Society of Professional Engineers, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and University of Mary. Additional support provided by United Tribes Technical College.

More information: Mandy Guinn, 701-255-3285 x 1322,