John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences

News and information from the UND John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.

UND Citation in the NASA GCPEX Field Campaign

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences

The UND Citation aircraft is currently participating in the NASA-sponsored GCPEX field campaign. The aircraft is based at the Muskoka, Ontario airport (CYQA) (http://www.metcam.navcanada.ca/hb/player.jsp?lang=e&site=CYQA)  for the period 16 January through 1 March. Participating crew members include Wayne Schindler (PIC), Jonathan Sepulveda (SIC), Roger Tilbury (reserve pilot/ground support), and graduate student Andrea Neumann (Instrument Operator/Data Technician). […]

UND research jet on NASA mission in Canada

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences, Home Page News

Anyone who’s grown up on the northern plains will tell you straight—winters up here are long, dark, and cold. And usually snowy. But not this year. The 2011-2012 snow season has so far been a lot warmer than expected with a lot less snow. This year’s dramatic change from “normal” underscores how tough it is […]

Thesis Proposal Presentation by Jessica Blagen on February 7th

Categories: Space Studies

Space Studies master’s student, Jessica Blagen, will give her thesis proposal presentation as follows. When: Tuesday, February 7th at 4:00 p.m. Where: Ryan Hall, Room 111 Title:  Testing the Gefion family as a possible parent body for the L-chondrite meteorites. The ordinary chondrites, at around 80%, are the most abundant types of meteorites falling to […]

Thesis Proposal by Martin Hynes on Tuesday, January 31st

Categories: Space Studies

Space Studies master’s student, Martin Hynes, will give his thesis proposal presentation as follows.  Please mark your calendars and show your support by attending. When: Tuesday, January 31st at 4:00 p.m. Where: Ryan Hall, Room 111 Title:  Remote Sensing of Asteroid Surface Mineralogy Asteroid impacts represent a serious, long term, threat to the existence of […]

Kelly Sander receives FISH Award

Categories: Aviation, Home Page News

Kelly Sander was awarded the Council of State Employee’s FISH Award. FISH stands for Friendly, Initiative, Smile, Helpful. Kelly exemplifies those qualities and is well-deserving of the award. Developed by the State COSE Board of Directors, the Fish Award: Symbolizes excellence in customer service Recognizes employees who promote customer service in state government Acknowledges employees […]

Thesis Proposal Presentation by Darren Grau on February 2nd

Categories: Space Studies

Space Studies master’s student, Darren Grau, will give his thesis proposal presentation as follows.  Please  show your support by attending. When: Thursday, February 2nd at 4:00 p.m. Where: Ryan Hall, Room 111 Title:  Stellar Spectral Classification of Previously Unclassified Stars Stellar spectral classification is one of the first efforts undertaken to begin defining the physical […]

Applications for AY 12-13 Tuition Waivers due on March 31st

Categories: Space Studies

Tuition waiver awards are made on an annual basis to a limited number of high-quality graduate students, nominated by the department and approved by the Graduate School Dean.  To be eligible, students must have a good academic standing, and must be on approved or qualified admission status.  Waivers will not be granted beyond the completion […]

Thesis proposal presentation by Nicole Thom on Feb. 16th

Categories: Space Studies

Space Studies master’s student, Nicole Thom, will give her thesis proposal presentation as follows. . When: Thursday, February 16th at 12:30 p.m. Where: Ryan Hall, Room 111 Title: “Atmospheric Mass Loss and Orbital Evolution of Exoplanets” With the discovery of hundreds of exoplanet systems, our understanding of planet formation has changed entirely.  In particular, the […]

Alum Rask Meets Norway Prime Minister during South Pole Festivities

Categories: Space Studies

Jon Rask, graduate of the Dept of Space Studies, is spending several months as a researcher at the South Pole. He is shown here with Jens Stoltenberg, Prime Minister of Norway, who was at the South Pole for the 100 anniversary celebration of Roald Amundsen’s arrival there. Rask, along with six other scientists, put together […]

Computer scientist develops volunteer computing network

Categories: Computer Science, Home Page News

Computing is power, and Travis Desell is effectively harnessing all the power he can. Desell, a faculty member in Computer Science , is researching and developing volunteer computing programs that take advantage of the world’s ever-improving computing and networking capabilities. He’s focusing his efforts on volunteer computing because it competes well with the world’s fastest […]