Students Will Attend International Space Conference

Two UND students have been awarded grants to cover expenses to attend an international conference.

The Future Space Leaders Foundation recently awarded nine students across the United States grants to cover expenses associated with participating in the 67th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Guadalajara, Mexico.  Of those, Kavya Manyapu, a Ph.D. candidate in UND’s Space Studies Department as well as a flight crew operations chief on the CST-100 Starliner Program at The Boeing Company; and Brittany Zimmerman, a master’s degree student with UND Space Studies, will represent the University at the conference. Read more

Space Studies Colloquium February 22, 2016

The Spring 2016 Space Studies Colloquium Series focuses on human space exploration research for long-duration missions and will feature several leading experts in this field.  The fourth presentation in this series will feature Jack Stuster, President and Principal Scientist, Anacapa Sciences, Inc. of  Santa Barbara, Calif.  Anacapa has been a leader in the application of cognitive science, human factors research, and ergonomics to enhance human performance and safety in complex systems and organizations.

Dr. Stuster will present ”Behavioral Issues Associated With Isolation and Confinement:  Lessons Learned From Space Analog Experiences” at 3:00 p.m. Central Time Monday, February 22, in 111 Ryan Hall. Read more

Space Studies Colloquium will Feature ‘Engineering Elegant Systems’ February 8, 2016

The Spring Space Studies Colloquium Series focuses on human space exploration research for long-duration missions and will feature several leading experts in this field.  The third presentation in this series will feature Michael D. Watson from the Chief Engineers Office at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Read more

Space Studies Colloquium February 1, 2016

The Spring 2016 Space Studies Colloquium Series focuses on human space exploration research for long-duration missions and will feature several leading experts in this field.  The second presentation in this series will feature Ronita L. Cromwell, A USRA Senior Scientist and Deputy Associate Manager for International Science for the NASA Human Research Program. She will present  “Ground-Based Analogs to Simulate Effects of the Spaceflight Environment on Humans” at 3:00 p.m. Monday, February 1, in 111 Ryan Hall. Read more