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Building a better forecast in ‘Blizzard Alley’

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences, Home Page News

UND Atmospheric Scientist Aaron Kennedy seeks answers to the chilling mysteries of winter storms Aaron Kennedy, UND associate professor of atmospheric sciences, braves subzero temperatures to perform maintenance on weather instruments at the Oakville Field Station west of Grand Forks, N.D. Photo by Patrick C. Miller/UND Today. It’s that time of year on the Northern […]

Leader of newly formed Space Force visits UND

Categories: Aviation, Space Studies

Gen. John Raymond made his first public visit since the formation of the U.S. Space Force at the invitation of Sen. Kevin Cramer Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond (center) took part in a brief walking tour of UND Aerospace’s facilities during his time on campus with Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D. (left). Photo by Connor Murphy/UND […]

Blue Origin rocket takes UND students’ experiment into space

Categories: Space Studies

Knowledge gained about bioluminescence in microgravity will complement ongoing research Blue Origin’s rocket, named “New Shepard” for astronaut Alan Shepard, launched Dec. 11 in Texas. The suborbital, reusable rocket is designed to send payloads past the boundary of space. UND Space Studies students sent a payload up with the latest launch. Image courtesy of Blue […]

UND grad makes most of his UAS degree

Categories: Aviation

Brett Whalin, UND Class of 2011: ‘When I was hired, it was because they were impressed with my resume’ In 2009, UND was the first university of offer a degree in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Operations. In 2011, the first UND Aerospace students graduating with a UAS degree were (left to right) Adam Julson, Chris […]

UAS degree program reaches 10-year anniversary

Categories: Aviation

UND Aerospace has 225 UAS graduates since program launch in 2009 Since the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences launched its UAS operation degree program 10 years ago, there have been 225 graduates. Currently, there are 159 students majoring in the program. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today. Ten years ago, nobody knew how long […]

‘Excellence in Flight,’ together

Categories: Aviation

Korean Air signs partnership agreement to open career path for UND student pilots During a joint signing on Monday morning, Byung Il Yoon, vice president of Korean Air’s Flight Crew Training Center (left) and Paul Lindseth, dean of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences (right) codified a new Pathway program for UND’s commercial […]

UAS company heading to North Dakota

Categories: Aviation

UND Center for Innovation collaborative effort helps open the door Mobile Recon Systems, manufacturer of the Dauntless heavy lift quadcopter, is bringing its operations from Lexignton, Ky., to Grand Forks, N.D., with the help of UND’s Center for Innovation. The Dauntless can lift up to 200 pounds. Photo courtesy Mobil Recon Systems. A Kentucky manufacturer […]

Pathway partnerships create careers for UND’s aspiring pilots

Categories: Aviation

With 17 “Pathway” programs on campus, aviation industry vies for competent, qualified pilots amid shortage The hiring market for pilots is reaching all-time highs amid a global shortage. As a leading flight school, UND is seeing an increased amount of partnerships aimed at recruiting the best and brightest of aviation’s next generation. Photo by Shawna […]

UAS training gets seal of approval

Categories: Aviation

UND Aerospace plans to take its ASTM International certified UAS training to industry Paul Snyder, director of the UND Aerospace UAS Program, shows the school’s UAS capabilities to a a group of visitors. Snyder is a member of the ASTM International committee that developed industry standards for UAS training and operations. Photo by Patrick C. […]

Weathering the storm in the name of research

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences

UND atmospheric scientists gain unique perspectives by flying deep into Florida’s coastal tempests in search of data Aboard a specialized Cessna Citation II Research Aircraft, UND researchers flew recently into coastal thunderstorms, collecting atmospheric data. The research was conducted on behalf of the U.S. Navy and in partnership with Weather Modification International of Fargo, N.D. […]