John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences

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

Articles by
Elizabeth Bjerke

UND’s UAS Fleet gets an Upgrade

Categories: Aviation, Home Page News

Addition of three Insitu UAS systems means better student experiences, improved research capabilities at UND Aerospace by Connor Murphy This summer, the University of North Dakota’s unmanned aerial systems (UAS) fleet received significant upgrades – three, in fact. The John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences now has five Boeing Insitu ScanEagle aircraft at its […]

Using Radar to Track Individual Raindrops

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences, Aviation, Home Page News

Cold War missile-tracking radar helps UND researchers advance understanding of thunderstorms by Patrick Miller A “happy accident” with a Cold War-era U.S. Navy radar is helping UND researchers to better understand thunderstorms, leading to better forecasts and more accurate computer models. UND research professor David Delene specializes in studying cloud physics in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences […]

Commander of U.S. Space Command sees research and education capabilities at UND

Categories: All News, Atmospheric Sciences, Aviation, Home Page News, Space Studies

To North Dakota and beyond by Patrick Miller Gen. James Dickinson, the new commander of the U.S. Space Command, came to UND on Tuesday to examine the possibility of North Dakota’s participation in the University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) program under the U.S. Space Force. Said UND President Andy Armacost, who met with Dickinson during the […]

New UND collaboration brings out the best in private and public sector innovation

Categories: Aviation, Home Page News

Detect and Disinfect by Connor Murphy A pioneering patented technology will detect, disinfect and document contaminants, including human respiratory droplets. This revolutionary tech is patented technology developed by the US Army with the USDA, modified and enhanced by SafetySpect for commercial applications, researched and scientifically tested by UND and being developed to be FDA compliant. This […]

UND positioned for future space exploration

Categories: All News, Atmospheric Sciences, Home Page News, Space Studies

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine lauds University’s aerospace research by, Patrick Miller NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine visited the UND John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences earlier this month to learn about research being conducted there for the agency and to discuss future collaborations. Photo by Patrick C. Miller/UND Today. In a visit to UND recently, […]

A new paradigm for forecasting tornadoes

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences, Home Page News

UND atmospheric scientist Catherine Finley collaborates on groundbreaking tornado research by, Patrick Miller A state-of-the-art computer model simulating the supercell thunderstorms that spawn the largest and most destructive tornadoes have atmospheric scientists questioning the widely accepted concept of how tornadoes form. Photo courtesy of UND Atmospheric Sciences. What we think we know about how and […]

Aviation body meets on campus for first time since group’s founding under John Odegard

Categories: Aviation, Home Page News

UND welcomes international accreditation group by, Connor Murphy Thirty years ago, a small group of aviation-program administrators from colleges around the country flew in to Grand Forks and met at UND. It was a turning point in the recognition of aviation as a profession. Guy Smith, now president of Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI), was […]

With UND’s help, Australian ag-tech company brings its bee-tracking technology to North Dakota

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences, Aviation, Earth System Science & Policy, Home Page News

Where the bees are by, Patrick Miller Last week was the first time Paul Snyder, director of the UND Aerospace Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Program, got a firsthand look at technology from Australia that could help North Dakota sunflower farmers increase production through a process known as precision pollination. Kate and David Lyall, co-founders of an […]