John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences

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

ND NASA EPSCoR Research & Travel RFP – Fall 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 and Travel Grant Funding. Funding must contribute to the completion of NASA relevant research designed to promote and expand particular NASA research sub disciplines in North Dakota. The purpose of the […]

Minot State University: Pre-service teacher workshop

Categories: ND NASA Space Grant Consortium

The NDSGC met with Minot State University students and led a pre-service teacher workshop in September of 2021. We conducted three hands-on activities and introduced the various NASA- and ND-based educator opportunities. Activities from the session  Pocket Solar System Rockets to the Rescue Strange New Planet Here are some helpful links: The Google Slides presentation […]

UND Space Studies at the SGAC Fusion Forum Conference

Categories: Space Studies

Prof. Michael Dodge and Space Studies M.S. students Madison Diamond (center) and Kristin Shahady (right) recently attended the SGAC Fusion Forum Conference in Colorado Spring, CO. Prof. Dodge was also a panelist during the event.

Montana Etten-Bohm to join ATSC Faculty Fall 2022

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences

Atmospheric Sciences is pleased to announce that Montana Etten-Bohm will join our department as an Instructional Assistant Professor starting Fall 2022! Montana is currently finishing her PhD at Texas A&M University and will primarily teach our ATSC 110 Meteorology I course.  Montana’s past research has explored the effectiveness of different teaching methods in STEM classrooms, […]

Stipends: Setting up your account

Categories: ND NASA Space Grant Consortium

Setting up your stipends: To set up your stipend for your stipends, we need you to fill out the following forms: 1) Direct Deposit 2) W-9s   1) Please open, download, and fill out the direct deposit form. The Direct Deposit form is here: ( Please follow the instructions on the page. This lets UND […]

NASA ND Space Grant Info Session (August 2021)

Categories: ND NASA Space Grant Consortium

Attention all ND college students:    The ND Space Grant Consortium hosted an informational Zoom webinar session for students interested in learning how they can get involved in NASA internships, research fellowships, scholarships, team projects, and STEM outreach efforts. This session was recorded and linked below for students unable to attend.   Click here to view the recording from August 26th. […]

New Faculty Member, Dr. Jared Marquis

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences

Atmospheric Sciences is pleased to announce our newest Assistant Professor, Dr. Jared Marquis. Jared recently earned his PhD in Atmospheric Sciences at UND and already has several years of instructing experience at UND and Sitting Bull College on the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. Jared’s teaching focus at UND will include Synoptic Meteorology (ATSC-411) […]

Michael Dodge Interviewed for Georgia Spaceport FAA Approval Article

Categories: Space Studies

Dr. Michael Dodge was recently interviewed for an AP article titled After 9 years and $10M, Georgia spaceport nears FAA approval.  Since 2012, Camden County on the Georgia-Florida line has doggedly pursued plans to build and operate the 13th licensed U.S. commercial rocket launch pad for blasting satellites into orbit.  Read the entire article at