John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences

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

Fall Online Course Evaluations Requested

Categories: Space Studies

Course evaluations are requested at the end of each semester to allow for students to rate the quality of each course and its instructor.  The information obtained from these evaluations is very useful to the instructor as it provides very useful feedback to promote the best teaching outcomes.  Your participation in this assessment is voluntary, […]

Jon Rask Preparing for 100th Anniversary of South Pole Discovery

Categories: Space Studies

Jon Rask, a 2001 graduate of the Department of Space Studies, is currently spending three months at the South Pole. His main task at there is operating a food growth changer to produce food for the winter crews. He works in a hydroponic greenhouse that is internal to the station. He is responsible for ensuring […]

Chat time for SpSt 522 changed

Categories: Space Studies

Due to a scheduling conflict, the chat time for the spring SpSt 522 Remote Sensing Principles online course has been changed from Thursdays to Mondays at 8 pm Central time.

UND UAS Lab Goes Through Some Changes

Categories: Aviation, Home Page News

The UND UAS Laboratory located in the old Flight Service Station at the Grand Forks International Airport has gone through some recent changes. Northrop Grumman is installing equipment for Sensor Operator research (supervised by Doug Olson) and two Remotely Operated Vehicle Adaptable Training & Tracking System (ROVATTS) Mission Training Devices (MTDs) were relocated from Ryan […]

UND Aviation Professor Leads Presentation at the University Aviation Association Fall Conference

Categories: Aviation, Home Page News

John Bridewell organized and led a presentation on Unmanned Aircraft Systems: New Applications, Challenges, and Opportunities at the University Aviation Association Fall conference which included Kyle Snyder from Middle Tennessee State University and Dick Baker from Indiana State University. In addition, he was able to describe UND’s research with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) […]

Matt Allner invited into next round of NASA Astronaut Corps selection process

Categories: Space Studies

Matt Allner, a graduate of the Department of Space Studies, participated in NASA’s NEEMO 15 Mission last October with major goal of simulation for an asteroid mission. Go here for more information. Also, Allner received an invitation to take part in the next round of the selection process for the NASA Astronaut Corps. In 2010 […]

Participation in Student Solar Spectrograph Competition

Categories: Space Studies

Mr. John Nordlie and Dr. Ron Fevig are mentoring a team of UND undergraduate students that are designing and building a spectrograph as part of the National Student Solar Spectrograph Competition. Six UND students will design and construct a solar spectrograph that will be used for remote sensing studies. This team will travel to Bozeman, […]

Seelan and Bieri Busy with Space Grant Meetings

Categories: ND NASA Space Grant Consortium, Space Studies

Santhosh Seelan and Suezette Rene Bieri attended the Western Regional Space Grant Meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska in August. In addition to attending all the sessions they saw Mount McKinley and drove north of the Arctic Circle. Suezette Rene Bieri and Santhosh Seelan attended the National Meeting of Space Grant Directors in Green Bay, Wisconsin held […]

Dr. Casler’s Award Winning Paper Published in “COCKPIT”

Categories: Space Studies

In late September, Jim Casler presented a paper titled, “Facility Layout Optimization of Planetary Industrial Sites” at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics SPACE 2011 conference in Long Beach, CA. Also in September, his paper titled “Flight Testing and High Reliability Organizations” was recognized at the awards ceremony of the Society of Experimental Test […]