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UND-based space program moves forward in NASA competition (University Newsletter 6/2/15)

Categories: ND NASA Space Grant Consortium, Space Studies

The North Dakota Space Grant Consortium (NDSGC,) a statewide service based at the University of North Dakota’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences’ Department of Space Studies, was selected, for the first time, as one of the 14 candidates to move forward in the next stage of the Amateur Radio on the International Space […]

Original Faculty Member Blount Returns to Visit

Categories: Home Page News, Space Studies

The department of Space Studies faculty, staff and students were recently entertained with delightful and historical stories from the beginning of the department by original faculty member Dr. Grady Blount.  Dr. Blount taught remote sensing and planetary geology during his time at Space Studies.  He is currently a professor at Texas A&M University-Commerce where he […]

NDSGC Moves Forward to Next Stage of ARISS Selection

Categories: ND NASA Space Grant Consortium

The NDSGC has been selected to advance to the next stage of ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) selection, to make contact with the ISS sometime during the beginning of 2016.  If selected, particpation will include local and statewide STEM initiatives throughout the 2015-2016 school year, including a full day of STEM activities […]

NDSTA – Minneapolis STEM Expo “Strange New Planet” Session

Categories: ND NASA Space Grant Consortium

Thank you to all educators who attended the NDSGC session at the National Science Teachers Association 2015 STEM Forum & Expo in Minneapolis, MN!  Electronic versions of the handouts are available for download below.  These are also available for download on the NSTA site here:   Strange New Planet PowerPoint Educator Resources Handout Strange New […]

Congratulations UND Flying Team!

Categories: Aviation

Congratulations UND Flying Team!  The UND Flying team just returned from competing in the National Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON) in Columbus, OH. They brought back with them quite an impressive set of hardware. The team placed 2nd overall with a score of 395! Christian Mohan earned Top Pilot and Top Scoring Male Contestant […]

Thesis Proposal Presentation by Lindsay Anderson on May 21st

Categories: Home Page News, Space Studies

Space Studies master’s student, Lindsay Anderson, will give her thesis proposal presentation as follows.  All Space Studies students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. When:  Thursday, May 21st at 11 a.m. Where:  Ryan Hall, Room 111 Title: A comparative analysis of the geology tools used during the Apollo Lunar Program and their suitability for future missions […]

Blue-Chip UAS Signs MOU with UND Aerospace Employment Pipeline Program

Categories: Aviation

The Pipeline Program is primarily intended to: Provide for the selection, training, and education of potential entry level pilots, sensor operators and other crew members. Provide an academic career path leading to an employment interview with Blue-Chip UAS, Inc. Provide UND Graduates with potential for employment at Blue-Chip UAS, Inc. Provide potential internships/scholarships for selected […]