John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences

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Team deploys unmanned aircraft at public airport (UND Newsletter – 8/11/15: Jan Orvik)

Categories: Aviation

The University has successfully deployed an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) from the Lakota, N.D., airport. This was the first time UND  has conducted UAS operations from a public general aviation airport. The flight test was conducted in connection with North Dakota’s Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site (NP UAS TS), designated as such by […]

Blue-Chip UAS Signs MOU with UND Aerospace Employment Pipeline Program

Categories: Aviation

The Pipeline Program is primarily intended to: Provide for the selection, training, and education of potential entry level pilots, sensor operators and other crew members. Provide an academic career path leading to an employment interview with Blue-Chip UAS, Inc. Provide UND Graduates with potential for employment at Blue-Chip UAS, Inc. Provide potential internships/scholarships for selected […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]