Articles by: Patrick C. Miller

On July 20, 1969, NASA accomplished a goal set by President John F. Kennedy to put a man on the moon before decade's end. But if not for an assessment of the Apollo program timetable co-authored by UND engineering alumnus John Disher, NASA might have missed Kennedy's deadline. Photo courtesy NASA.

Getting to the moon on time

July 16, 2019 at

UND alum John Disher helped NASA’s Apollo moon mission meet JFK’s deadline

UND Space Studies graduate student Stefan Tomovic was recently featured in National Geographic magazine wearing a space suit designed for NASA by Pablo de León, director of the University of North Dakota Human Spaceflight Laboratory. Photo by Patrick C. Miller/UND Today.

Moon mission still resonates

July 16, 2019 at

UND’s space research will leave imprint on future NASA missions

Charles Gorecki, director of subsurface research and development with the UND Energy & Environmental Research Center for the past four years, will succeed Tom Erickson as EERC CEO beginning Aug. 1. Photo by Kari Suedel/EERC.

Gorecki selected to lead UND EERC

July 9, 2019 at

Charles Gorecki will succeed current CEO Tom Erickson beginning Aug. 1

Dr. Joshua Wynne, UND vice president for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine & Health Sciences, has been named interim president of the University of North Dakota by a unanimous vote from the State Board of Higher Education.

Charting UND’s future course

July 2, 2019 at

After two weeks as interim president, Dr Joshua Wynne shares his vision for the University

Virginia Clinton, assistant professor in education, health and behavior at UND, conducts research on reading comprehension and open educational resources. Photo by Patrick C. Miller/UND Today.

Reading beyond comprehension

July 2, 2019 at

Do students learn better when reading from pixels or paper? Education professor Virginia Clinton seeks the answer

State Sen. Ray Holmberg of Grand Forks, N.D., was honored as the 11th recipient of the UND Energy & Environmental Research Center' Energy Champion Award. Photo by Kari Suedel/EERC.

Holmberg honored as 11th Energy Champion

June 25, 2019 at

Created in 1986, honor recognizes leadership as well as commitment to energy and environmental research nationwide

On Tuesday, Tom Erickson, CEO of UND's Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC), announced his transition to lead the new State Energy Research Center of North Dakota. Photo by Kari Suedel/EERC.

EERC Director Tom Erickson to lead new State Energy Research Center

June 11, 2019 at

Longtime EERC leader, UND alum announces transition to head up exploratory research center to benefit North Dakota’s economy and environment

Tom Erickson, CEO at the UND Energy & Environmental Research Center, shows the Presidential Medal he received Monday from University President Mark Kennedy. Photo by Patrick C. Miller/UND Today.

Rewarded for greater service

June 4, 2019 at

EERC CEO Tom Erickson receives the UND President’s Medal

Bee Innovative, an Australian agriculture technology company, is bringing BeeDar to North Dakota to conduct a U.S. trial on sunflowers, one of nearly 100 crops that depend of bee pollination. Photo by Bee Innovative

Perfect trifecta

June 4, 2019 at

Australian company’s technology matches up with UND and state known for drones, sunflowers and honeybees

A collaboration between the University of Hawaii and the University of North Dakota tested the potential of Box Farm technology to grow fresh produce for future space missions to the moon and Mars. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Aloha, North Dakota

May 28, 2019 at

University of Hawaii students partner with UND Space Studies to test out-of this-world farm concept

Energy Enviromental Research Center - EERC

Big deal on Capitol Hill

May 21, 2019 at

EERC’s John Harju testimony before Congress on curbing climate change attracts bipartisan raves

Stefan Tomovic, Pretoria, South Africa, is a University of North Dakota Space Studies student who served as mission commander for the seventh Lunar/Mars Habitat (ILMH) mission completed on May 8. Photo by Patrick C. Miller/UND Today.

Science, but no fiction

May 19, 2019 at

UND Space Studies student researchers conclude two extraterrestrial weeks sealed in Inflatable Lunar/Mars Habitat

Balloons remain a critical component of how we observe and forecast weather. UND students receive hands-on experience in launching, tracking and monitoring data collection using this method. Photo by Jackie Lorentz/UND Today.

Up, up and away!

May 14, 2019 at

UND Atmospheric Sciences students receive hands-on experience with weather balloons

Summer construction

Under construction

May 7, 2019 at

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