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Jonathon Nord, a graduate student from the University of North Dakota, won this year’s national Pi Alpha Alpha Master’s Student Manuscript of the Year Award from the Washington, D.C.-based Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).

Nord’s winning thesis is titled “Diffusion of Ideas in UAS [unmanned aircraft systems] Regulation.” Image courtesy of Juan Pedraza.

Top of the pack

November 29, 2018

UND grad student wins national manuscript of the year with paper on evolving UAS regulations

The University of North Dakota has decided to reopen the long-time nine-hole course and driving range, immediately south of the main campus, as a multiuse activity area that will host public recreational golf, some UND Athletics events and a bold new proposal for autonomous systems research, education and training, as early as the fall of 2019.

Ray Richards Golf Course to reopen in 2019

November 27, 2018

Vast green space set for comeback as multiuse recreational and drone-activity hub

Askelson, working with colleagues like Paul Snyder, a leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) education and training at UND, has an ambitious proposal to make the UND campus and nearby Ray Richard’s Golf Course an autonomous urban test bed and education/training range, respectively.
The former would turn the UND campus into a “please fly zone,” an island where UAS and other autonomous systems are free to integrate with society in a quasi-urban setting.

Big step for UND, giant leap for UAS in society

November 27, 2018

UND looks to set up test zones to integrate unmanned systems on main campus, Ray Richards Golf Course

Rise above

Rise above

November 27, 2018

The RIAS (rhymes with “Rise”) making UND a leading destination for cutting edge autonomous technology

Participants in the Near-Space Balloon Competition, representing 10 different schools around the state, launch payloads on the tail of a high-altitude balloon, Saturday. It’s the culmination of months-long projects conducted by middle and high schools with the assistance of North Dakota Space Grant Consortium, who are based at UND. Two balloons carried student-made experiments almost 20 miles into the sky, past 99% of Earth’s atmosphere. Image courtesy of North Dakota Space Grant Consortium.

Science 20 miles high

November 20, 2018

UND hosts North Dakota Space Grant’s 8th annual Near-Space Balloon Competition for scientific youth

Tim Leonard (left), vice president of flight operations for FedEx Express, helps hold a $500,000 check awarded to UND through the FedEx Purple Runway Aviation Scholarship Program. UND is one of seven schools receiving funding to help students earn flight instruction ratings over the next five years. Also pictured, from left to right, are Aviation Department Chair Jim Higgins, Associate Dean Elizabeth Bjerke, Director of Aviation Industry Relations Kent Lovelace, Dean Paul Lindseth and Vice President of Development, Leadership Gifts Dan Muus. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

High standards hallmark pact with FedEx Express

November 20, 2018

Student-pilot scholarship program supports future flight instructors at nation’s top aviation schools

The North Dakota National Guard's Camp Grafton Training Center is an ideal venue for UND UAS operators to conduct workshops, conferences and training exercises. The camp's unique capability to seamlessly move from conference room to a 10,000-acre field environment is possible thanks, in part, to agreements to conduct UAS research and testing with the North Plains UAS Test Site near Grand Forks.  Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Space to fly

November 9, 2018

UND representatives attend DHS’s Future UAS Threat Workshop at Camp Grafton Training Center

It allows students to earn full-time employment prior to graduation and go straight to a national carrier after their time at UND, a break from the typical regional-to-major airline path. They’ll fly international routes and have eligibility to be captain after only two years on the job.
It also means that after UND, pilots will be on the flight deck of a Boeing 737 to start their careers. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

New ‘Sun’ rises

October 25, 2018

Sun Country Airlines and UND unveil unique career pathway pact to address flight instructor shortage

IMLH No. 6 crew members exit module on Oct. 24.

Down to Earth

October 25, 2018

UND ‘astronauts’ emerge from 14-day simulated mission to Mars in good spirits

A night for flight

A night for flight

September 25, 2018

Half century of aviation excellence for UND Aerospace celebrated during Homecoming week

Lents — a master certified flight instructor and assistant professor and collegiate aerobatics coach at UND — placed fifth overall among the world’s best pilots. Image courtesy of Mike Lents.

High flying on a hair-raising stage

September 6, 2018

UND aerobatics pilot Mike Lents earns top marks for Team USA. in silver-medal finish at World championships

UND President Mark Kennedy addresses recent Aviation Department vote in an open letter.

President Kennedy: Open Letter to Aviation Department

August 30, 2018

President Kennedy addresses recent Aviation Department vote

Delta-UND Career Pathways Program

Delta loves UND — and it shows

August 28, 2018

Another major airline career pathway program gives UND students more options to become mainline pilots

Pres. Kennedy image: During his address at the 12th Annual UAS Summit & Expo, UND President Mark Kennedy outlined three vital inheritances for North Dakota to embrace in maintaining its status as a UAS leader. Kennedy continues to stress the importance of investing in research universities as economic engines capable of diversifying the regional economy. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Seize the skies

August 23, 2018

UND President Mark Kennedy sees now as carpe diem moment for North Dakota if it wants to stay ahead the UAS research and development pack

Using technology worthy of a high-tech Hollywood movie, Space Studies graduate student Sophie Orr is studying how to prevent motion-related injury in astronauts working in space, with a longterm goal of using the research to build a better, more efficient spacesuit. Image courtesy of Juan Pedraza.

Capturing the moment

August 23, 2018

UND grad student, Kinisiology Department use Hollywood-eque technology to design better spacesuit