John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences

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

Final SpSt Colloquium Presentation by Ted Southern on May 3rd

Categories: Space Studies

The Space Studies Spring 2021 Colloquium Series has featured several leading experts in various space-related fields.  Please join us for our final presentation in this series as outlined below.  This presentation will feature Ted Southern, President of Final Frontier Design. Presentation Title:  “Advanced Topics for Extravehicular Activities” Date:  Monday, May 3, 2021 Time:  5:00-7:00 p.m. (Central […]

Thesis Defense by Steven Russell on April 29th

Categories: Space Studies

You are invited to attend the thesis defense for Space Studies M.S. candidate Steven Russell, scheduled for Thursday, April 29th at 10:00 am Central DST.  See live stream link below. Research Title: “An Evaluation of CI Asteroid Regolith as a Plant Growth Medium for Space Crop Production” Research Description: Asteroids have had researchers interested in […]

Congratulations Dr. Pablo de León!

Categories: Space Studies

Congratulations to Dr. Pablo de León who recently chaired the 11th Argentine Congress on Space Technology held April 7-9, 2021.   This annual event aims to bring together Argentine professionals, and professionals from other parts of the world who work in the space sector, to exchange experiences of the different projects that are carried out, such as deepening […]

Dr. Mike Gaffey Interviewed for Newsweek

Categories: Space Studies

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter made history recently, becoming the first vehicle to demonstrate controlled, powered flight on another planet.  Dr. Mike Gaffey of the Space Studies faculty was interviewed on how this successful flight opens up a whole new range of possibilities for exploring Mars.  See more of this article here.

NASA ND Space Grant Info Session (March 2021)

Categories: ND NASA Space Grant Consortium

Attention all ND college students:  Event: Join an online informational session to hear how you can get involved in NASA Space Grant funding. There are many upcoming application deadlines for summer 2021 programs! Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 Time: 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM CDT (approximately 30 minutes.. with Q+A) Mode: https://und.zoom.us/j/98925558408.    Meeting ID: 980 4447 […]

Thesis Defense by Justin Germann on April 8th

Categories: Space Studies

Space Studies M.S. candidate Justin Germann, will defend his thesis on  Thursday, April 8th at 1:00 pm Central DST. Research Title: “VNIR Spectral Properties of Five G-class Asteroids: Implications for Mineralogy and Geologic Evolution.” Research Description: G-class asteroids are a relatively small group of ~30 asteroids. Ceres is the most prominent member as well as […]

ND NASA EPSCoR Research RFP – Spring 2021

Categories: ND NASA EPSCoR

North Dakota NASA EPSCoR (Established Program to Simulate Competitive Research) is soliciting research proposals from faculty at affiliate institutions for Research Seed Grant funding to conduct NASA relevant research designed to promote and expand particular NASA research sub disciplines in North Dakota. The purpose of the ND NASA EPSCoR Research Seed Grant program is to […]

Colloquium Presentation by Dr. Paul A. Abell on March 22nd

Categories: Space Studies

The Space Studies Spring 2021 Colloquium Series features several leading experts in various space-related fields.  Please join us for our next remotely offered presentation in this series as outlined below.  This presentation will feature Dr. Paul A. Abell, Chief Scientist for Small Body Exploration at NASA Johnson Space Center. Presentation Title:  “Near-Earth Objects as Possible Destinations […]