John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences

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Faculty Lecture Series continues with deep-dive discussion of water’s signature blue hue

Categories: Earth System Science & Policy, Home Page News

Oceans of color By, Kaylee Cusack In the afternoon on a late November Thursday, it was Associate Professor Soizik Laguette’s duty to introduce a star faculty researcher from the UND Earth System Science & Policy department she chairs. She chose an ideal way to do so, addressing a question floating among the dozens of faculty, […]

Watch Capstone and S3 Presentations Live

Categories: Home Page News, Space Studies

Please join us by watching the live webcast of the Capstone and Space Studies Symposium (S3)  student presentations on Wednesday and Thursday, May 8-9, per the schedule below.  You’ll find the link for access at Wednesday, May 8th CAPSTONE SESSION 1 8:00-8:35 am     Presentation – Team 1 – E-ExTRA “Europa Expeditionary Team for Research […]

Presentation in Argentina Provided by Dr. de Leon

Categories: Home Page News, Space Studies

This Friday, April 5 at 7 pm, the Planetarium Ciudad de La Plata will provide a presentation by Dr. Pablo de Leon “50 Years After the Arrival of Man on the Moon”.  At the end of his presentation, de Leon will present a thematic show about the Apollo space program. See more details at

Space Studies Represented at IAC in Bremen, Germany

Categories: Home Page News, Space Studies

Dr. Pablo de León and campus M.S. student Nanette Valentour presented at the 69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) that was held Sep 29-Oct 5 in Bremen, Germany. Dr. de León presented his paper, “Harald von Beckh, Pioneer of Microgravity Medical Research” with several descendants of Dr. von Beckh in the audience. Valentour presented her research, […]

Alum Jon Rask Presents TedX talk in Bismarck, ND

Categories: Home Page News, Space Studies

Rask Delivers TEDx Talk Jon Rask (MS 2001) gave the presentation, “North Dakota Culture …on the Moon and Mars?” at the TEDx Bismarck event on August 16, 2018 at the North Dakota State Museum in Bismarck, ND. Rask shared the idea that North Dakotans, and other rural-dwelling, cold-climate-adapted agrarian peoples who are ancestors of immigrants […]

Dr. David Delene, Grad Student Nick Gapp Present Research at EGU in Vienna

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences

Dr. David Delene and MS graduate student Nick Gapp attended the Atmospheric Ice Particles session of the 2018 European Geosciences Union General Assembly in Vienna Austria in early April. David presented a poster titled “Size Distribution and Cloud Condensation Nuclei Activation Ratio of Fabricated Organic Ice Nuclei”. Nick presented a poster titled “Observations of Ice […]

Dr. de Leon presents at Buenos Aires Planetarium

Categories: Home Page News, Space Studies

Where in the World is Dr. de León? In Buenos Aires where he has been invited by the City Government of Buenos Aires to give a talk at the Galileo Galilei Planetarium, the city’s beautiful and recently renovated planetarium, about the future of space programs in the US (government and commercial) and settlements beyond Earth. […]

NDCTM/NDSTA 2018 STEAM Conference at Valley City State University

Categories: ND NASA Space Grant Consortium

The NDSGC presented at the 2018 STEAM Conference at VCSU, held March 16-17, 2018. The conference website can be found here. Materials from the NDSGC workshop can be downloaded below. Near-Space Balloon Competition Powerpoint   Rockets to the Rescue* Powerpoint (with Educator Resources) Educator Instructions Student Instructions Rocket Template 4H Rocket Materials List Space Grant Rocket […]