Simulators on campus: Aerospace students ‘fly’ at zero altitude

Simulators on campus: Aerospace students ‘fly’ at zero altitude

Simulators are perfect for hands-on learning and practicing emergency procedures — and UND makes full use of them The scenarios presented in UND’s 360-degree air-traffic-control tower simulator are so realistic, students at times emerge dripping in sweat. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.   Editor’s […]

Air Traffic Control hiring reform: What it means for UND

Air Traffic Control hiring reform: What it means for UND

Passage of Hoeven-led legislation, via defense bill, gives vital boost to UND’s Air Traffic Management program Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., shown here during his April 2019 visit to UND’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, was instrumental in passing the […]

UND researchers tapped to help improve oil-and-gas safety in Gulf of Mexico

UND researchers tapped to help improve oil-and-gas safety in Gulf of Mexico

Aerospace, Petroleum Engineering receive $755,000 to study whether aviation safety concepts work for offshore drilling Daniel Kwasi Adjekum, assistant professor of aviation, is the principal investigator on a prestigious grant from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine examining the […]

Leader of newly formed Space Force visits UND

Leader of newly formed Space Force visits UND

Gen. John Raymond made his first public visit since the formation of the U.S. Space Force at the invitation of Sen. Kevin Cramer Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond (center) took part in a brief walking tour of UND Aerospace’s facilities during […]

UND grad makes most of his UAS degree

UND grad makes most of his UAS degree

Brett Whalin, UND Class of 2011: ‘When I was hired, it was because they were impressed with my resume’ In 2009, UND was the first university of offer a degree in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Operations. In 2011, the first UND […]

UAS degree program reaches 10-year anniversary

UAS degree program reaches 10-year anniversary

UND Aerospace has 225 UAS graduates since program launch in 2009 Since the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences launched its UAS operation degree program 10 years ago, there have been 225 graduates. Currently, there are 159 students majoring in […]

‘Excellence in Flight,’ together

‘Excellence in Flight,’ together

Korean Air signs partnership agreement to open career path for UND student pilots During a joint signing on Monday morning, Byung Il Yoon, vice president of Korean Air’s Flight Crew Training Center (left) and Paul Lindseth, dean of the John D. […]

UAS company heading to North Dakota

UAS company heading to North Dakota

UND Center for Innovation collaborative effort helps open the door Mobile Recon Systems, manufacturer of the Dauntless heavy lift quadcopter, is bringing its operations from Lexignton, Ky., to Grand Forks, N.D., with the help of UND’s Center for Innovation. The Dauntless […]

Pathway partnerships create careers for UND’s aspiring pilots

Pathway partnerships create careers for UND’s aspiring pilots

With 17 “Pathway” programs on campus, aviation industry vies for competent, qualified pilots amid shortage The hiring market for pilots is reaching all-time highs amid a global shortage. As a leading flight school, UND is seeing an increased amount of partnerships […]

UAS training gets seal of approval

UAS training gets seal of approval

UND Aerospace plans to take its ASTM International certified UAS training to industry Paul Snyder, director of the UND Aerospace UAS Program, shows the school’s UAS capabilities to a a group of visitors. Snyder is a member of the ASTM International […]