John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences

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UND’s UAS Fleet gets an Upgrade

Categories: Aviation, Home Page News

Addition of three Insitu UAS systems means better student experiences, improved research capabilities at UND Aerospace by Connor Murphy This summer, the University of North Dakota’s unmanned aerial systems (UAS) fleet received significant upgrades – three, in fact. The John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences now has five Boeing Insitu ScanEagle aircraft at its […]

Using Radar to Track Individual Raindrops

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences, Aviation, Home Page News

Cold War missile-tracking radar helps UND researchers advance understanding of thunderstorms by Patrick Miller A “happy accident” with a Cold War-era U.S. Navy radar is helping UND researchers to better understand thunderstorms, leading to better forecasts and more accurate computer models. UND research professor David Delene specializes in studying cloud physics in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences […]

Commander of U.S. Space Command sees research and education capabilities at UND

Categories: All News, Atmospheric Sciences, Aviation, Home Page News, Space Studies

To North Dakota and beyond by Patrick Miller Gen. James Dickinson, the new commander of the U.S. Space Command, came to UND on Tuesday to examine the possibility of North Dakota’s participation in the University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) program under the U.S. Space Force. Said UND President Andy Armacost, who met with Dickinson during the […]

New UND collaboration brings out the best in private and public sector innovation

Categories: Aviation, Home Page News

Detect and Disinfect by Connor Murphy A pioneering patented technology will detect, disinfect and document contaminants, including human respiratory droplets. This revolutionary tech is patented technology developed by the US Army with the USDA, modified and enhanced by SafetySpect for commercial applications, researched and scientifically tested by UND and being developed to be FDA compliant. This […]

How aviators can handle career turbulence

Categories: Aviation, Home Page News

New virtual forum series from UND Aerospace confronts reality of aviation industry downturn UND archival image. This isn’t the airlines’ first rodeo. While the early impacts of a global pandemic have been grim for the airline industry, and the current students of UND Aerospace already have been affected in many ways, there’s a case for […]

UND Aerospace’s ground school sets pace with move to remote education

Categories: Aviation

Thanks to rapid action of UND Aerospace faculty, students can complete current ground school courses online UND archival image. UND Aerospace’s quick request to move its ground school online won almost immediate approval from the FAA, a development that may have paved the way for other aviation schools and students around the country, leaders of […]

Leader in Action: Earning his wings

Categories: Aviation

See full story on UND website. Travis Gylling is a flight instructor at UND, while completing his second degree here Travis Gylling graduated from UND in four years with two aviation degrees and a job in the airlines already lined up. Travis Gylling’s first time behind the controls of an airplane was hardly thrilling. He […]

Freshman trio wants to make airline-luggage tracking a ‘flash’

Categories: Aviation

Concept for modern baggage tag makes UND freshmen finalists in FAA Smart Airport Design Challenge From left to right, John Dulski, Mihir Patel and Harley Jiang are all academic freshmen in UND’s commercial aviation program. This past fall, they came together to create a potentially winning concept for a national design competition. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND […]

‘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 […]

Simulators on campus: UND Aerospace launches VR flight trainer

Categories: Aviation, Home Page News

Odegard School’s new Virtual Reality lab represents pilot training’s next frontier Students hone their flying skills in the new Virtual Reality Lab in the UND John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. Photo by Mike Hess/UND Today. When he was being recruited as Associate Dean of the School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Joshua Wynne made fast […]