John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences

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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, […]

The face of weather

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences, Home Page News

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

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences, Home Page News

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

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences

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

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 […]

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 […]

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

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences, Home Page News

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. […]