John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences

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

Thesis Proposal by Jerra Turner on March 13th

Categories: Home Page News, Space Studies

Space Studies master’s student, Jerra Turner, will give her thesis proposal presentation as follows.  All Space Studies students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. When:  Friday, March 13th at 8:30 a.m. Where:  Ryan Hall, Room 111 Title: How SpaceX is Fundamentally Changing American Spacelift Policy About the topic: Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is revolutionizing the space launch […]

Space Studies Welomes New Office Assistant

Categories: Space Studies

A big welcome goes to Pam Nielsen, our new part-time office assistant. Pam started on January 5th and is already well trained in the daily office duties. She may have already greeted you if you’ve called the department recently. Pam comes to us with 15 years of office experience specializing in word processing, data entry […]

Ted McHardy and Jared Marquis selected for Office of Naval Research Internship

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences

Ted McHardy and Jared Marquis, graduate students in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, have been selected as interns for the 2015 Office of Naval Research (ONR) Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP). NREIP provides an opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer. The goals of NREIP […]

UND Aerospace Dean Bruce Smith announces 2016 retirement

Categories: All News

February 25, 2015 Dr. Robert Kelley President University of North Dakota After what will be 16 ½ years as the Dean of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, I have decided to retire effective June 30, 2016. I know this is somewhat early to make this announcement, but it is made in consideration […]

Colloquium Series Begins on March 9th Featuring Dr. Nicolle Zellner

Categories: Home Page News, Space Studies

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 first presentation in this series will feature Dr. Nicolle Zellner, Associate Professor, from Albion College in Albion, Michigan. Topic:  “Impacts in the Earth-Moon System – […]

Thesis Defense by Arturo Ortiz on March 11th

Categories: Home Page News, Space Studies

Space Studies Master’s student, Art Ortiz, will defend his thesis as follows.  Please mark your calendar and show your support by attending. When: Wednesday, March 11th at 3:00 p.m. (Central time) Where: Ryan Hall, Room 111 Title:  Radiation Shielding Approaches for Planetary Surface Exploration:  A Mars Case Study for UND Concepts About the Topic:  Surface stays on […]

Thesis Proposal Presentation by J. Jessup on February 25th

Categories: Home Page News, Space Studies

Space Studies master’s student, Joseph Jessup, will give his thesis proposal presentation as follows.  All Space Studies students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. When:  Wednesday, February 25th at 8:30 a.m. Where:  Ryan Hall, Room 111 Title: Ceres – Hybrid Epidermal Enhancement (HEE) Planetary Environmental Suit Study About the topic: The design philosophy behind the HEE space […]

Mark Askelson: snow catcher (University Newsletter 2/17/15)

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences

Calling all snowflakes! We want you to be a star. All you have to do is land in Mark Askelson’s very cool snowflake house. Lined with sensors that’ll get a good look at you, the box helps Askelson and his students get a closer handle on your marvelous six-pointed, infinitely variable molecular structure. This is […]

UND Aerospace UAS Center receives video software gift (U-Letter dated 2/12/15)

Categories: Aviation

The Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems is one of three such college-based program nationwide to receive an image processing package from MotionDSP. Ben Solhjem, center at laptop, manager of field engineering for MotionDSP, leads a UND aerospace team through training on its new software The in-kind gift is part of a collaborative research effort to discover […]

Xiquan Dong and Baike Xi Receive Achievement Award

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences

Dr. Xiquan Dong and Dr. Baike Xi from the Department of Atmospheric Sciences have received a Group Achievement Award from NASA. The award was to the CERES Clouds Team “For sustained excellence and innovation in developing and validating the Cloud Retrieval Systems for CERES Editions 2 and 4 Climate Data Records.” CERES (Clouds and the […]