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“Chasing the Moon” on PBS

Categories: Home Page News, Space Studies

“Chasing the Moon,” a film by Robert Stone, re-imagines the race to the moon for a new generation, upending much of the conventional mythology surrounding the effort. The series recasts the Space Age as a fascinating stew of scientific innovation, political calculation, media spectacle, visionary impulses and personal drama. Utilizing a visual feast of previously […]

Australian company’s technology matches up with UND and state known for drones, sunflowers and honeybees

Categories: Aviation, Earth System Science & Policy, Home Page News

Perfect trifecta By, Patrick Miller What do you get when you combine the top sunflower-producing state in the U.S. with the top state for honeybees and an innovative Australian startup company collaborating with the University of North Dakota, one of the nation’s leading universities for drone research and development? “It’s the perfect trifecta!” exclaimed Amy […]

University of Hawaii students partner with UND Space Studies to test out-of-this-world farm concept

Categories: Home Page News, Space Studies

Aloha, North Dakota BY PATRICK C. MILLER Future Mars and moon colonists probably won’t miss having fresh leafy green salads with their meals, thanks to a novel collaboration between the University of North Dakota and the University of Hawaii at Mānoa. Four senior mechanical engineering students from UH spent a week in Grand Forks, N.D., this […]

The ESSP buoy was deployed in Devils Lake for the summer season

Categories: Earth System Science & Policy, Home Page News

The buoy system for measuring water quality and weather information was deployed in Devils Lake, North Dakota, yesterday, May 28 2019. This is the 8th season the buoy was deployed. This year again it will record data every 10 minutes and transmitted the data to a server every 30 minutes for public access at […]

Research on the rocks 12,000-feet up

Categories: Earth System Science & Policy, Home Page News

UND’s Jeff VanLooy and Ph.D. candidate Lance DiAngelis featured in national public television doc on Rocky Mountain glaciers Part of the Rocky Mountains, the Wind River Range straddles the Continental Divide with over 60 glaciers. Researchers like UND professor Jeff VanLooy and Ph.D. candidate Lance DiAngelis visit the area to study the ice formations, a […]

UND earns first place for first time since 2010, marks 17th national championship in NIFA competition

Categories: Aviation, Home Page News

Tops in flight again By, Connor Murphy The University of North Dakota Flying Team earned its 17th national championship in SAFECON competition this past week, May 13-18, hosted at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The team has now finished first or second in 30 of the past 36 years at the National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s (NIFA) annual […]

UND Aerobatic Team finds itself back on top, reestablishing winning tradition

Categories: Aviation, Home Page News

Terrific Ten – champions once more By, Connor Murphy Ten years ago, Andrew Hollingsworth was in Odegard Hall, on a field trip from his hometown of Fargo. He remembers seeing banners in the rotunda – markers of championships for the UND Aerobatic Team. He also remembers getting hooked on the idea of flying upside-down after […]

Bee Innovative, UND sign pact to enhance autonomous capability in complex honey bee environments

Categories: Aviation, Home Page News

What’s all the buzz? By, David Dodds You’ve heard of radar. “Now there’s BeeDar.” University of North Dakota unmanned aircraft experts are now teaming up with an Australian ag-tech company Bee Innovative and its “BeeDar” technology to unlock the mysteries of honey bee flight paths to enhance pollination and optimize agricultural crop yields. Paul Snyder […]

U.S. Senator from North Dakota joins military and University leaders to celebrate return of valuable flight program

Categories: Aviation, Home Page News

Hoeven: ‘You are the solution’ By, Connor Murphy Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., in his Tuesday visit to Grand Forks, recognized the University of North Dakota as “the solution” to addressing a looming pilot shortage and defending our nation. His work in renewing the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Flight Training Program at UND is the latest development […]