John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences

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

POLCAST3 Experiment Starts June 21, 2010

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences

Dr. David Delene, Dr. Tony Grainger and Dr. Gretchen Mullendore received funding in May for the Polarimetric Cloud Analysis and Seeding Test 3 (POLCAST3): 2010 Field Season project. POLCAST3 is a cooperative effort involving the University of North Dakota (UND), the National Center for Atmospheric Research NCAR), Weather Modification Incorporated (WMI), and Ice Crystal Engineering […]

Bev Fetter Receives UND Meritorious Service Award

Categories: Space Studies

Hundreds Cheer as Fetter Receives 2010 Meritorious Service Award from UND Bev Fetter, administrative assistant in the Department of Space Studies, recently received the 2010 Meritorious Service Award from UND at the spring Staff Recognition Luncheon on May 18th. A total of ten $1,000 Meritorious Service Awards were given in recognition of individuals who best […]

UND Flying Team captures national championship

Categories: Aviation, Home Page News

5/24/2010 — University of North Dakota Flying Team captures national championship  This makes 16 UND victories in 25 years SAFECON competitions   The University of North Dakota Flying Team won the 2010 SAFECON national collegiate aviation competition, held at Indiana State University-Terre Haute recently. It was UND’s 16th SAFECON championship in the 25 years that […]

UND Flying Team Captures National Title

Categories: Aviation

05/24/2010 — University of North Dakota Flying Team captures national championship  This makes 16 UND victories in 25 years SAFECON competitions     The University of North Dakota Flying Team won the 2010 SAFECON national collegiate aviation competition, held at Indiana State University-Terre Haute recently. It was UND’s 16th SAFECON championship in the 25 years […]

Drs. Dong and Xi receive NASA award

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences

Drs. Xiquan Dong and Baike Xi in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences have received an award of $348,357 from NASA for “Validation of CERES-derived satellite cloud properties using the ARM data collected at China and Azores during 2008-2010”. The goal of this research is to help improve satellite estimates of cloud properties over the highly […]

Dr. Pascal Lee’s participation in Capstone is canceled.

Categories: Space Studies

Due to snowstorms and mechanical problems, Dr. Pascal Lee is trapped in the Arctic and will not be able to participate in the Capstone Conference as planned. Alternative plans are being made for the keynote speaker at the Capstone banquet on Wednesday evening.

UND names Al Palmer as interim director of its UAS program

Categories: Aviation

UAS Research, Education and Training (UAS Center), succeeding Jeff Kappenman, who resigned to pursue other career opportunities and be closer to family. Palmer recently retired after serving for 10 years as director of flight operations at the UND John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Science during his 30 year-plus UND career; he also is a […]

Dr. Pascal Lee to be keynote speaker for Capstone Banquet

Categories: Space Studies

Dr. Pascal Lee, a planetary scientist from the SETI Institute (Search for Exra-Terrestrial Intelligence) and Chairman of the Mars Institute, will be the keynote speaker for the Capstone Banquet on Wednesday, May 12th at 7:30 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, Buchli Room.  All are welcome to this presentation, without attending the  banquet dinner.  RSVPs are required for dinner per […]

Colloquium Series final features Dr. Wendell Mendell on May 10th

Categories: Space Studies

The spring 2010 colloquium series focuses on the general theme “Human Missions to Mars” and features several leading experts in the field, both from within UND and other organizations. The next colloquium talk (seventh and last in the series) will be presented by Dr. Wendell Mendell, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas Topic: What the […]