BLOWN-UNDER project finds its perfect storm

BLOWN-UNDER project finds its perfect storm

Student-driven winter weather field campaign faced dry, calm conditions until Wednesday storm proved fruitful Aaron Kennedy, in yellow, has led a month-long field research campaign aiming to observe conditions around blizzards and blowing snow. On Wednesday, his team finally had a […]

‘Eyes light up’ at third annual Aerospace Community Day

‘Eyes light up’ at third annual Aerospace Community Day

Thousands venture through halls of UND Aerospace and get first-hand experience with nation’s leading flight school Eight-year-old Andrew Cassanelli controlled a virtual airfield with the help of Hannah Park, an air traffic management major, at Saturday’s Aerospace Community Day. Photo by […]

Simulators on campus: UND Aerospace launches VR flight trainer

Simulators on campus: UND Aerospace launches VR flight trainer

Odegard School’s new Virtual Reality lab represents pilot training’s next frontier Students hone their flying skills in the new Virtual Reality Lab in the UND John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. Photo by Mike Hess/UND Today. When he was being recruited […]

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 […]

STEM Café brings blizzard research to downtown craft brewery

STEM Café brings blizzard research to downtown craft brewery

Aaron Kennedy’s STEM Café idea takes root downtown, brings UND and local expertise to public square Associate Professor Aaron Kennedy (center) and Carl Jones (left) presented the latest installment of “Hopped Up on Science,” which Kennedy has hosted monthly, during the […]

Building a better forecast in ‘Blizzard Alley’

Building a better forecast in ‘Blizzard Alley’

UND Atmospheric Scientist Aaron Kennedy seeks answers to the chilling mysteries of winter storms Aaron Kennedy, UND associate professor of atmospheric sciences, braves subzero temperatures to perform maintenance on weather instruments at the Oakville Field Station west of Grand Forks, N.D. […]

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 […]

Blue Origin rocket takes UND students’ experiment into space

Blue Origin rocket takes UND students’ experiment into space

Knowledge gained about bioluminescence in microgravity will complement ongoing research Blue Origin’s rocket, named “New Shepard” for astronaut Alan Shepard, launched Dec. 11 in Texas. The suborbital, reusable rocket is designed to send payloads past the boundary of space. UND Space […]