John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences

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

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

Perfect trifecta By, Patrick Miller What do you get when you combine the top sunflower-producing state in the U.S. with the top state for honeybees and an innovative Australian startup company collaborating with the University of North Dakota, one of the nation’s leading universities for drone research and development? “It’s the perfect trifecta!” exclaimed Amy […]

UND earns first place for first time since 2010, marks 17th national championship in NIFA competition

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Tops in flight again By, Connor Murphy The University of North Dakota Flying Team earned its 17th national championship in SAFECON competition this past week, May 13-18, hosted at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The team has now finished first or second in 30 of the past 36 years at the National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s (NIFA) annual […]

UND Aerobatic Team finds itself back on top, reestablishing winning tradition

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Terrific Ten – champions once more By, Connor Murphy Ten years ago, Andrew Hollingsworth was in Odegard Hall, on a field trip from his hometown of Fargo. He remembers seeing banners in the rotunda – markers of championships for the UND Aerobatic Team. He also remembers getting hooked on the idea of flying upside-down after […]

Bee Innovative, UND sign pact to enhance autonomous capability in complex honey bee environments

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What’s all the buzz? By, David Dodds You’ve heard of radar. “Now there’s BeeDar.” University of North Dakota unmanned aircraft experts are now teaming up with an Australian ag-tech company Bee Innovative and its “BeeDar” technology to unlock the mysteries of honey bee flight paths to enhance pollination and optimize agricultural crop yields. Paul Snyder […]

U.S. Senator from North Dakota joins military and University leaders to celebrate return of valuable flight program

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Hoeven: ‘You are the solution’ By, Connor Murphy Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., in his Tuesday visit to Grand Forks, recognized the University of North Dakota as “the solution” to addressing a looming pilot shortage and defending our nation. His work in renewing the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Flight Training Program at UND is the latest development […]

UND alum caps year of meteorological work in Antarctica with dedication to UND Atmospheric Sciences mentors

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Antarctic dedication By, Connor Murphy When UND Today last heard from atmospheric sciences graduate Janelle Hakala in November 2017, she was in the first weeks of a year-long stay at the geographic South Pole. She anticipated the challenges ahead: being away from friends, family and society; working in one of the coldest places on Earth. UND helped prepare […]

Faculty Lecture Series continues with deep-dive discussion of water’s signature blue hue

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Oceans of color By, Kaylee Cusack In the afternoon on a late November Thursday, it was Associate Professor Soizik Laguette’s duty to introduce a star faculty researcher from the UND Earth System Science & Policy department she chairs. She chose an ideal way to do so, addressing a question floating among the dozens of faculty, […]

UND professor is global expert on climate change and how governments address it

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Earth Week: Romsdahl revels in policy side of going green By, Jan Orvik Rebecca Romsdahl loves being outside. She’s channeled her love for the outdoors, a passion for making science useful, and the joy of teaching into national expertise. “I love working in the environmental field,” said Romsdahl, associate professor of Earth system science and […]

UND’s inaugural hosting of drone championship draws racing mainstays, fresh faces and rave reviews

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UND raises the bar with CDRC By, Connor Murphy April snowstorms and flight cancellations created a “Sweet 16” situation at this year’s Collegiate Drone Racing Championship, hosted at the UND High Performance Center. Forty-six pilots from 16 institutions took on what turned out to be a tight and technical course spanning much of the training […]