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Dr. de Leon and NDX-1 Spacesuit to be at Smithsonian October 8th

Categories: Home Page News, Space Studies

Dr. Pablo de Leon will be at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum this weekend as part of the Hispanic Heritage Month: Innovators in Aviation and Space Heritage Family Day as part of the Smithsonian Latino Center’s ¡Descubra! Meet the Science Expert series.  See more information and a short interview here.  He will be available on Saturday, […]

Science of ‘Sully’ – Professor Nick Wilson discusses airplane landing that led to the movie (UND Newsletter 09/27/16)

Categories: Aviation

Nick Wilson, assistant professor of aviation at the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, has a unique connection to the emergency landing on the Hudson River of U.S. Airways Flight 1549 on Jan. 15, 2009. The famous “landing” and courageous airline captain that made it happen are subjects of a major motion picture, “Sully,” […]

Al Frazier recognized for UAS work (University Letter 09/13/16)

Categories: Aviation

The forefront of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) utilization in law enforcement isn’t based in another country or in states such as California or New York. It’s right here in Grand Forks, led by professors with the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. And now one of those professors has been recognized for his efforts […]

NASA to highlight opportunities in North Dakota at UAS Summit & Expo (UND Newsletter, 08/23/16)

Categories: Aviation

North Dakota’s role in NASA research aimed at the safe integration of small and large unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the national airspace will be discussed during the 10th Annual UAS Summit & Expo at the Alerus Center. On Tuesday, attendees will hear from John Cavolowsky, director of NASA’s Airspace Operations and Safety Program, and a […]

UND Lauds new federal law on Air Traffic Control hiring (UND Newsletter – 08 09 16)

Categories: Aviation

UND lauds new federal law on Air Traffic Control hiring For the past two years, Paul Drechsel, assistant chair for the University of North Dakota Air Traffic Control Program, has been on a mission to make the road to becoming an air traffic controller (ATC) a little less bumpy. That’s why Drechsel, an associate professor […]

ATC grad Rebecca Roberts finishes on time because of online, enroll anytime courses through UND’s Office of Extended Learn

Categories: Aviation

Jessica Fushi UND Office of Extended Learning student writer (5/23/16) University of North Dakota alumna Rebecca Roberts is a well-rounded individual. Growing up in South Portland, Maine, she had an array of interests. She was a cheerleader, field hockey champion and was an aviation enthusiast, specifically, air traffic control (ATC). It was in seventh grade […]