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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

Weathering the storm in the name of research

Weathering the storm in the name of research

UND atmospheric scientists gain unique perspectives by flying deep into Florida’s coastal tempests in search of data Aboard a specialized Cessna Citation II Research Aircraft, UND researchers flew recently into coastal thunderstorms, collecting atmospheric data. The research was conducted on behalf […]

Space talk

UND, ND Space Grant hosts video chat between girls’ STEM camp and NASA astronaut in space Middle-schoolers from the Grand Forks recently came to UND to receive a call … from space! The North Dakota Space Grant Consortium hosted a live downlink […]