John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences

News and information from the UND John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.

NDCTM/NDSTA 2018 STEAM Conference at Valley City State University

The NDSGC presented at the 2018 STEAM Conference at VCSU, held March 16-17, 2018. The conference website can be found here.

Materials from the NDSGC workshop can be downloaded below.

Near-Space Balloon Competition



Rockets to the Rescue*

Powerpoint (with Educator Resources)

Educator Instructions

Student Instructions

Rocket Template

4H Rocket Materials List

Space Grant Rocket Materials List


*Click here to watch two boosters of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Heavy Rocket land on Cape Canaveral’s launch pads! It’s such an incredible feat, something they had to practice multiple times before getting it to work. When they do land the empty rocket, they’re saving over $50 million everytime! (You can also youtube the failures exploding upon landing – educational as well – you can show your students real-life examples of engineering retests.)