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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 […]

Faculty Lecture Series continues with deep-dive discussion of water’s signature blue hue

Categories: Earth System Science & Policy, Home Page News

Oceans of color By, Kaylee Cusack In the afternoon on a late November Thursday, it was Associate Professor Soizik Laguette’s duty to introduce a star faculty researcher from the UND Earth System Science & Policy department she chairs. She chose an ideal way to do so, addressing a question floating among the dozens of faculty, […]

UND professor is global expert on climate change and how governments address it

Categories: Earth System Science & Policy, Home Page News

Earth Week: Romsdahl revels in policy side of going green By, Jan Orvik Rebecca Romsdahl loves being outside. She’s channeled her love for the outdoors, a passion for making science useful, and the joy of teaching into national expertise. “I love working in the environmental field,” said Romsdahl, associate professor of Earth system science and […]

Aerospace PhD Candidate Elizabeth Howell to Defend Dissertation on May 30th

Categories: Home Page News, Space Studies

Aerospace Science Ph.D. candidate, Elizabeth Howell, will defend her dissertation as follows.  All Aerospace/Space Studies students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. When:  Thursday, May 30th at 10:00 am (Central Daylight Saving Time) Where:  Ryan Hall, Room 111 Title: Can You Hear Me, Major Tom? Open Issues In Extra-Vehicular Activity Communications About the research: This presentation examines high-reliability organizations […]

UND’s inaugural hosting of drone championship draws racing mainstays, fresh faces and rave reviews

Categories: Aviation, Home Page News

UND raises the bar with CDRC By, Connor Murphy April snowstorms and flight cancellations created a “Sweet 16” situation at this year’s Collegiate Drone Racing Championship, hosted at the UND High Performance Center. Forty-six pilots from 16 institutions took on what turned out to be a tight and technical course spanning much of the training […]

Fabric from ‘NDX-1’ spacesuit launched Wednesday for yearlong tests on International Space Station

Categories: Home Page News, Space Studies

UND spacesuit rockets into cosmos By, David Dodds Pieces of fabric from the University of North Dakota-developed NDX-1 spacesuit were launched into space aboard a Northrop Grumman “NG CRS-11 Cygnus” Resupply Mission, on Wednesday, on its way to the International Space Station (ISS). The launch took place at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Wallops […]

Hoeven brings FAA to UND to discuss air traffic control hiring regulations, legislation designed to change them

Categories: Aviation, Home Page News

In Search of the ‘Best and Brightest’ By, Conner Murphy Flanked by Dean of UND Aerospace Paul Lindseth and the Air Traffic Organization’s Deputy Chief Tim Arel, U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., discussed his recent introduction of bipartisan legislation reforming the air traffic controller hiring regulations of the Federal Aviation Administration. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND […]

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 […]