John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences

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Jacob Zanker Awarded AMS Scholarship

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences

Jacob Zanker, Senior student in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, is a recipient of the “Bob Glahn Scholarship in Statistical Meteorology” from the American Meteorological Society (AMS). The award includes travel to the AMS 2020 Annual Meeting in Boston, where Jacob will present the results of his research. The scholarship is awarded to a student […]

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

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences, Home Page News

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 […]

UND Atmospheric Sciences students receive hands-on experience with weather balloons

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Up, Up and Away By, Patrick C. Miller Balloons remain a critical component of how scientists observe and forecast weather. UND students receive hands-on experience in launching, tracking and monitoring data collection using this method, which dates back 80 years. Photo by Jackie Lorentz/UND Today. Not all Atmospheric Sciences students attending the University of North […]

Natalie Midzak Places 2nd in 3MT Competition

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences

On 23 January 2019, Natalie Midzak – a Masters student in Atmospheric Sciences –   won second place in UND’s third annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition for her talk titled, “A Mosaic of Crystals”. The 3MT challenges graduate students from all disciplines to summarize their research in a way than can be understood by anyone. […]

Joseph O’Brien Selected for Graduate Visitor Program at NCAR

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Joseph O’Brien, Ph.D. student in Atmospheric Sciences, has been selected to participate in the Graduate Visitor Program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). Joe will be working on his doctoral research with Dr. Andy Heymsfield, Senior Scientist in the NCAR Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Laboratory. This research is examining the effects of biomass […]

Prof. Aaron Kennedy Receives NSF EAGER Award

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences

Dr. Aaron Kennedy, Assistant Professor, received a $167k, two-year NSF award titled: “EAGER: Observations of Falling and Lofted Snow in Windy Environments“.  This project will develop and deploy novel instrumentation to measure properties of falling and blowing snow.  It includes a substantial educational outreach program that culminates in an educational field campaign during the winter of 2019-2020.

Dr. David Delene, Grad Student Nick Gapp Present Research at EGU in Vienna

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences

Dr. David Delene and MS graduate student Nick Gapp attended the Atmospheric Ice Particles session of the 2018 European Geosciences Union General Assembly in Vienna Austria in early April. David presented a poster titled “Size Distribution and Cloud Condensation Nuclei Activation Ratio of Fabricated Organic Ice Nuclei”. Nick presented a poster titled “Observations of Ice […]

Skycam Crowdfunding Success

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences

The Atmospheric Sciences department reached funding status for the purchase of a SkyCam and it is in the process of being purchased. Given available funding, the camera will be mounted on top of Clifford hall and will face west, overlooking Ryan and Robin Halls. Thank you to all that contributed!

Atmospheric Sciences Annual Awards & Scholarship Banquet

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences

Department of Atmospheric Sciences 29th Annual Awards & Scholarship Banquet John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences Friday, April 13, 2018 Social 6 p.m., Buffet Dinner 6:30 p.m. River Valley Room, Memorial Union, UND Ticket Price ~ $20 Purchase tickets Please R.S.V.P. by April 1, 2018 No tickets will be sold at door ~ No […]