John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences

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BLOWN-UNDER project finds its perfect storm

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Student-driven winter weather field campaign faced dry, calm conditions until Wednesday storm proved fruitful Aaron Kennedy, in yellow, has led a month-long field research campaign aiming to observe conditions around blizzards and blowing snow. On Wednesday, his team finally had a big break, leading them to launch weather balloons and fully deploy their range of […]

‘Eyes light up’ at third annual Aerospace Community Day

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

Thousands venture through halls of UND Aerospace and get first-hand experience with nation’s leading flight school Eight-year-old Andrew Cassanelli controlled a virtual airfield with the help of Hannah Park, an air traffic management major, at Saturday’s Aerospace Community Day. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today. With a headset equipped, Andrew Cassanelli felt like he was the […]

STEM Café brings blizzard research to downtown craft brewery

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Aaron Kennedy’s STEM Café idea takes root downtown, brings UND and local expertise to public square Associate Professor Aaron Kennedy (center) and Carl Jones (left) presented the latest installment of “Hopped Up on Science,” which Kennedy has hosted monthly, during the academic year, since fall 2018. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today. A couple years ago, […]

Building a better forecast in ‘Blizzard Alley’

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UND Atmospheric Scientist Aaron Kennedy seeks answers to the chilling mysteries of winter storms Aaron Kennedy, UND associate professor of atmospheric sciences, braves subzero temperatures to perform maintenance on weather instruments at the Oakville Field Station west of Grand Forks, N.D. Photo by Patrick C. Miller/UND Today. It’s that time of year on the Northern […]

UND positioned for future space exploration

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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, […]

The face of weather

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Fargo-based weather forecaster Lydia Blume credits UND for helping her realize her childhood dream career Now with WDAY-TV’s morning news show, meteorologist Lydia Blume pursued her passion for weather at UND. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today. Few people would call a tornado a “masterpiece.” Lydia Blume is one of them. It was a twister in […]

Grads take flight for weather research

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UND researchers gain valuable field experience collecting data in the heart of Florida’s coastal storms Boarding a specialized Cessna Citation II Research Aircraft, UND researchers flew in proximity of coastal thunderstorms collecting atmospheric data this summer. The research was conducted on behalf of the U.S. Navy and in partnership with Weather Modification International. Image courtesy […]

Weathering the storm in the name of research

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UND atmospheric scientists gain unique perspectives by flying deep into Florida’s coastal tempests in search of data Aboard a specialized Cessna Citation II Research Aircraft, UND researchers flew recently into coastal thunderstorms, collecting atmospheric data. The research was conducted on behalf of the U.S. Navy and in partnership with Weather Modification International of Fargo, N.D. […]

A new paradigm for forecasting tornadoes

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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 […]

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

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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 […]