John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences

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Hardersen, Reddy and Roberts to be Published in “The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series”

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Dr. Paul Hardersen’s most recent research manuscript, titled: Vestoids, Part II: The basaltic nature and HED meteorite analogs for eight Vp-type asteroids and their associations with (4) Vesta, has been accepted for publication by The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series. Along with Dr. Hardersen, Dr. Vishnu Reddy, Space Studies Alumni, and UND Space Studies M.S. student, […]

Presentation by Alumnus Arturo Ortiz at ICES

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Arturo Ortiz, SpSt M.Sc. 2015, presented a technical paper at the 45th International Conference on Environmental Systems (ICES), held at Seattle on July 12-16, 2015.  The paper was based on Ortiz’s M.Sc. thesis, and was coauthored with UND Associate Professors Vadim Rygalov and Pablo de León.  Dr. Rygalov was the thesis advisor. Ortiz, A. R., […]

Recent Publication by Alum Elizabeth Howell

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Elizabeth Howell, SpSt M.Sc. 2012, was recently published in Space Policy along with UND SpSt professor David Whalen, who has just entered phased retirement. The publication was based on Howell’s M.Sc. thesis, for which Dr. Whalen was the advisor. Howell is currently in the Aerospace Sciences Ph.D. program. Howell, E. and Whalen, D. (2015). Caution […]

Recent Publication by Alum Gordon Gartrelle

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Gordon Gartrelle , SpSt M.S. 2011,  has been published recently: Gartrelle, G. (2015). Unknown caller: can we effectively manage the announcement of discovery of extraterrestrial life? International Journal of Astrobiology. doi: 10.1017/S1473550415000075.   Abstract: The definitive discovery of another form of life from beyond Earth will answer one of our most fundamental questions: Are we […]

Colloquium Series to Feature SpSt Alum John Sloan of the FAA on April 13th

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The Spring 2015 Space Studies Colloquium Series will focus on the NASA Discovery Program–the development of a planetary science mission– and will feature several leading experts in the field. The fourth presentation in this series will feature  John Sloan, Senior Space Policy Analyst and Program Lead for International Outreach, Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Commercial […]

UND grad crowned ‘King of the Nerds’ on TBS reality show (Grand Forks Herald: 03/23/14)- Brandi Jewett

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Being a kid with the nickname “NASA” got UND graduate Kayla LaFrance pushed into lockers during high school, but recently her nerdiness netted her a new title and $100,000. The 28-year-old is the latest winner of the TBS reality show “King of the Nerds,” which pitted 11 nerds from a variety of backgrounds against one […]

Space Studies Alumna Named “King of the Nerds”

Categories: Space Studies

Kayla LaFrance, Space Studies alumna of the UND Space Studies master’s program, recently won the reality television series, King of the Nerds on tbs.  You can read her bio and watch her interview for the television show here.  Congratulations Kayla!

Alumna Howell to Appear on CBC Television

Categories: Space Studies

Elizabeth Howell (M.Sc. Space Studies ’12) will talk about astronaut Chris Hadfield on The Nature of Things, the flagship CBC Television program on science and discovery. The show airs in Canada on Thursday, April 25 at 8 p.m. and will be available online for global viewers on Friday. Howell is a freelance space and science journalist for sites […]