John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences

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UND’s Air Race Classic team flies to second place among 56 competing (UND Public Relations, 7/6/15, Amy Halverson)

Categories: Aviation

Returning Air Race Classic student team, Frozen Force: left to right, Carely Namhira, Christina Durskin, Jennifer Pinkowski. Not pictured Lydia Wiff.   A team of University of North Dakota aviators placed second overall among 56 international teams competing this year in the all-women Air Race Classic. The UND team—Frozen Force—also won second place in a field […]

UND-based space program moves forward in NASA competition (University Newsletter 6/2/15)

Categories: ND NASA Space Grant Consortium, Space Studies

The North Dakota Space Grant Consortium (NDSGC,) a statewide service based at the University of North Dakota’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences’ Department of Space Studies, was selected, for the first time, as one of the 14 candidates to move forward in the next stage of the Amateur Radio on the International Space […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dr. Paul Hardersen to be interviewed on North Dakota Prairie Public Radio

Categories: Home Page News, Space Studies

Dr. Paul Hardersen will be interviewed on the radio show, “Hear it now” on North Dakota Prairie Public Radio on October 7 beginning at 3:06 p.m. The topic will be the UND Observatory, astronomy and planetary science research in North Dakota, and the Space Grant Internet Telescope Network. Feel free to listen in. Turn your […]