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Morgen W.V. Burke Memorial Graduate Fellowship Endowment

Categories: Earth System Science & Policy, Home Page News

Dr. Morgan Burke earned his MS in Geography and his Ph.D. in Earth System Science and Policy at UND. Morgen is remembered as a kind and gentle person who gave freely of his time to assist faculty and fellow students overcome technical issues related to research projects. This Fellowship will support graduate students in Geography […]

ND Space Grant Bridge Fellowship – Connecting Students to STEM Research

Categories: Home Page News, ND NASA Space Grant Consortium, Space Studies

That’s the Big Dipper. That’s the Little Dipper. And not so long ago, that’s about as deep as Lake Region State College graduate Liz Deckert wanted to dip into space science. But that was before the kinesiology major and future chiropractor transferred this fall to the University of North Dakota, where she landed a NASA-funded Bridge Fellowship through […]

NASA EPSCoR Funds Model Spacesuits for the Future

Categories: Home Page News, ND NASA EPSCoR, Space Studies

By Danielle Sempsrott NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Ever since he was a young boy, watching the televised lunar landings from his hometown of Cañuelas, Argentina, Pablo de León knew he wanted to contribute to human space exploration. Now, as chair of the Department of Space Studies at the University of North Dakota (UND), he’s doing […]

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 […]

UND teams with NASA for paradigm shift in space exploration

Categories: Home Page News, Space Studies

Space Studies Department’s three-year project will focus on developing, manufacturing spacesuits using advanced 3D printing The spacesuits of the future are being designed at the University of North Dakota, in the Human Spaceflight Laboratory. Pablo de León, Professor and Chair of UND’s Department of Space Studies, recently won a NASA grant for $750,000 to develop […]

SPST Colloquium Series Features Joanne Gabrynowicz on April 20th

Categories: Home Page News, Space Studies

The Space Studies Spring 2020 Colloquium Series features several leading experts in various space-related fields.  Please join us for our next remotely offered presentation in this series as outlined below.  This presentation will feature Prof. Joanne Gabrynowicz, Emerita, a founding faculty member of the UND Space Studies department, leading international expert in space law and […]