Atmospheric Sciences seminar Sept. 29, 2016

Xiaodong Zhang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Earth System Science & Policy at UND, will present a seminar titled “From “The blind men and the elephant” to light scattering and particles in the ocean” on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. in Streibel Hall, Room 106. Faculty and Students are encouraged to attend.  Please note time change. Read more

Economic Research Seminar April 1, 2016

An Economic Research Seminar with presenter Haochi Zheng is set for Friday, April 1, from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m.

Haochi Zheng joined Earth System Science & Policy at UND in 2010 after finishing her doctoral study in Agricultural and Applied Economics with a conservation biology minor at the University of Minnesota. Her major academic interests are environmental and natural resource economics and ecological economics with a specific emphasis on the institutions and mechanisms that guide human behavior in natural resource use and management. Some of her recent research topics include land use change related to renewable energy production, reforestation policy, the relationship between human activities and species biodiversity, and evaluation of ecosystem services. Read more

NASA Scientist Named Director of National Suborbital Education and Research Center on Campus

The University recently appointed Melissa Yang as program director of the National Suborbital Education and Research Center (NSERC). NSERC is hosted at UND Aerospace in the Department of Earth System Science & Policy, part of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.

Melissa Yang

Melissa Yang

As program director, Yang is responsible for science operations support for various NASA airborne research platforms, including the DC-8, P-3 and C-130. She also serves as an interface to the scientific community. Read more

Lectures Focus on Wind River Range Glacier Research November 20, 2015

On Friday, November 20, the Harold Hamm School of Geology & Geological Engineering’s Leading Edge in Earth and Planetary Science lecture series (LEEPS) will present Jeff Van Looy, Department of Earth System Science & Policy at UND, who will speak on “Conducting Research in the Wilderness: The Wind River Range Experience” at 12:00 noon in the Leonard Hall Lecture Bowl, Room 100. Read more

Study: Bakken at Night isn’t that Bright

Millions have seen the satellite images from space in publications such as National Geographic and circulated on the Internet which purportedly show gas flaring in the Bakken making the night sky glow more brightly than large metropolitan areas.

However, a study conducted by the University of North Dakota Energy & Environmental Research Center and the school’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences concluded that the photos create a misleading public perception. Read more