Leader in Action: Earning his wings

Leader in Action: Earning his wings

See full story on UND website. Travis Gylling is a flight instructor at UND, while completing his second degree here Travis Gylling graduated from UND in four years with two aviation degrees and a job in the airlines already lined up. Travis Gylling’s […]

Astronaut shares the literal growing pains of NASA’s shuttle program

Astronaut shares the literal growing pains of NASA’s shuttle program

Lawrence DeLucas, scientist and former astronaut, speaks at UND about the demanding environment of spaceflight Lawrence DeLucas, now a principal scientist at the Aerospace Corporation, came to UND campus on Monday for tours, interactions with students and an evening presentation on […]

Freshman trio wants to make airline-luggage tracking a ‘flash’

Freshman trio wants to make airline-luggage tracking a ‘flash’

Concept for modern baggage tag makes UND freshmen finalists in FAA Smart Airport Design Challenge From left to right, John Dulski, Mihir Patel and Harley Jiang are all academic freshmen in UND’s commercial aviation program. This past fall, they came together to […]

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 […]