John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences

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

UND awarded coveted spot as part of federal UAS initiative (University Newsletter 05/12/15)

Categories: Aviation

The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences will be an integral part of a national research system whose goal is to safely integrate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the National Airspace. The Odegard School established an early lead in the UAS sector, with […]

New UAS jobs pipeline is result of collaboration (University Newsletter 05/12/15

Categories: Aviation

A new jobs pipeline program is the result of an innovative collaboration between UND and Sensurion Aerospace.   University of North Dakota, Sensurion Aerospace sign UAS Pipeline Program agreement at the 2015 Unmanned Systems Conference in Atlanta. Left to right: Bob Perrin (Sensurion), Brian Haynes (Sensurion), Dave Strohm (Sensurion), Capt. Joe Burns (Sensurion), Al Palmer […]

ND NASA EPSCoR Research Focus Area – RFP and Travel RFP

Categories: ND NASA EPSCoR

The North Dakota NASA Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is soliciting research proposals from faculty at the University of North Dakota (UND) and North Dakota State University (NDSU) to conduct NASA relevant research in one or more RFAs that are designed to promote and expand particular NASA research sub disciplines in North Dakota.  […]

Join us for Live Capstone Team Presentations on May 14th

Categories: Home Page News, Space Studies

The SpSt 595 Capstone Conference begins this weekend on campus!  This year’s Capstone topic focuses on the NASA Discovery Program–the development of a planetary science mission.   You are welcome to watch the live webcast of the two team presentations on Thursday, May 14th from 8:00 am to noon, Central DST.   The live webcast which […]

Retirement Reception for Dr. David Whalen on May 6th

Categories: Home Page News, Space Studies

Please join us at a reception in honor of David Whalen, Associate Professor of Space Studies, 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, in the Space Studies library on fifth floor of Clifford Hall.  Cake and refreshments will be served.  All are welcome to wish him well on his new mission: retirement. David J. Whalen will retire […]

JDOSAS student Kristopher Chachula presented with the first-ever UAS training scholarship.~ University Letter, 4/28/2015

Categories: Aviation

At a ceremony guaranteed to please more than 100 scholarship recipients last weekend, John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences student Kristopher Chachula was presented with the first-ever UAS training scholarship. Sensurion Corp.’s Dan Johnson presents his company’s training scholarship to UND UAS student Kristopher Chachula. The event took place in the Memorial Union Ballroom—packed […]

Ron Stenz Receives DOE Fellowship

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences

Ron Stenz, Ph.D. student in Atmospheric Sciences, has been awarded an Alternate Sponsored Fellowship (ASF) at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), operated by Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Throughout this fellowship he will be hosted by Zhe Feng (UND ’06, ’11) in the Fundamental and Computational Sciences Directorate. This award recognizes […]

Recent Publication by Alum Gordon Gartrelle

Categories: Space Studies

Gordon Gartrelle , SpSt M.S. 2011,  has been published recently: Gartrelle, G. (2015). Unknown caller: can we effectively manage the announcement of discovery of extraterrestrial life? International Journal of Astrobiology. doi: 10.1017/S1473550415000075.   Abstract: The definitive discovery of another form of life from beyond Earth will answer one of our most fundamental questions: Are we […]

Thesis Proposal Presentation by Kam Yee on May 1st

Categories: Home Page News, Space Studies

Space Studies master’s student, Kam Yee, will give her thesis proposal presentation as follows.  All Space Studies students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. When:  Friday, May 1st at 8:30 a.m. Where:  Ryan Hall, Room 111 Title: STEM Education for Girls of Color: Organizational Practices and Cultural Responsiveness About the topic: Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) […]