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EERC Welcomes Tyler Niederwerder

Tyler Niederwerder is a Contracts Officer at the EERC, where he prepares, reviews, negotiates, and administers a variety of sponsored agreements, subcontract agreements, and confidentiality agreements in accordance with federal and nonfederal contractual requirements, government and university regulations and policies, and EERC policies. He holds a J.D. degree from the UND School of Law and a B.A. degree in English from UND.

“My favorite part of working at the EERC so far has been getting to know my colleagues and the collaborative nature of the entire staff,” said Tyler. “I love being able to do really interesting work and to continue being a part of UND, the wonderful institution I called home throughout my academic years.” 

Tyler credits his interest in working at the EERC to his time spent in the oil fields of western North Dakota between college and law school. He said, “My time out there really made me appreciate the energy industry. The EERC is on the cutting edge of energy; I jumped at the chance to be a part of that.” Tyler also said the EERC’s reputation as an outstanding place to work has more than lived up to his expectations so far. 

Tyler grew up in a small town near Rapid City, South Dakota. His parents ran a small business from their home and also owned a small cattle ranch. He appreciates that his childhood provided him with plenty of space to roam outdoors. 

Tyler has two children, ages 4 and 2, that keep him busy. When he has free time, Tyler enjoys biking outside and getting back into running. He also hopes to begin hunting again and would like to try fishing.