John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences

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

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) […]

Dr. Whalen Announces Retirement Plans

Categories: Space Studies

Dr. David Whalen, Associate Professor in the Department of Space Studies, has announced his retirement plans. He plans to move to California at the end of this semester, but has agreed to teach a few courses next year before fully retiring at the end of spring 2016. Dr. Whalen, whose specialty is in satellite communications […]

Thesis Defense by Daniela Henckel

Categories: Home Page News, Space Studies

Space Studies master’s student, Daniela Henckel, will defend her thesis as follows.  All Space Studies students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.  Please show your support! When:  Tuesday, April 28th at 11:15 a.m. (Central DST) Where:  Ryan Hall, Room 134 (note room change) Title: CERES – VIS-IR Surface Composition Analysis:  A Review in Advance of […]

Dr. Whalen to Present at GF Public Library on April 28th

Categories: Home Page News, Space Studies

Science Café is a learning environment for adults involving the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.  STEM professionals will share their career, research, and expertise in a 30 – 45 minute presentation followed by questions and discussion.  The Grand Forks Public Library hosts Science Café on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the meeting room.   April […]