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How aviators can handle career turbulence

Categories: Aviation, Home Page News

New virtual forum series from UND Aerospace confronts reality of aviation industry downturn UND archival image. This isn’t the airlines’ first rodeo. While the early impacts of a global pandemic have been grim for the airline industry, and the current students of UND Aerospace already have been affected in many ways, there’s a case for […]

UND Aerospace’s ground school sets pace with move to remote education

Categories: Aviation

Thanks to rapid action of UND Aerospace faculty, students can complete current ground school courses online UND archival image. UND Aerospace’s quick request to move its ground school online won almost immediate approval from the FAA, a development that may have paved the way for other aviation schools and students around the country, leaders of […]

Leader in Action: Earning his wings

Categories: Aviation

See full story on UND website. Travis Gylling is a flight instructor at UND, while completing his second degree here Travis Gylling graduated from UND in four years with two aviation degrees and a job in the airlines already lined up. Travis Gylling’s first time behind the controls of an airplane was hardly thrilling. He […]

Astronaut shares the literal growing pains of NASA’s shuttle program

Categories: ND NASA EPSCoR

Lawrence DeLucas, scientist and former astronaut, speaks at UND about the demanding environment of spaceflight Lawrence DeLucas, now a principal scientist at the Aerospace Corporation, came to UND campus on Monday for tours, interactions with students and an evening presentation on the physiological effects of long-duration spaceflight. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today. Though not commonly […]

BLOWN-UNDER project finds its perfect storm

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences, Home Page News

Student-driven winter weather field campaign faced dry, calm conditions until Wednesday storm proved fruitful Aaron Kennedy, in yellow, has led a month-long field research campaign aiming to observe conditions around blizzards and blowing snow. On Wednesday, his team finally had a big break, leading them to launch weather balloons and fully deploy their range of […]

STEM Café brings blizzard research to downtown craft brewery

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences, Home Page News

Aaron Kennedy’s STEM Café idea takes root downtown, brings UND and local expertise to public square Associate Professor Aaron Kennedy (center) and Carl Jones (left) presented the latest installment of “Hopped Up on Science,” which Kennedy has hosted monthly, during the academic year, since fall 2018. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today. A couple years ago, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Space talk

Categories: Space Studies

UND, ND Space Grant hosts video chat between girls’ STEM camp and NASA astronaut in space Middle-schoolers from the Grand Forks recently came to UND to receive a call … from space! The North Dakota Space Grant Consortium hosted a live downlink with NASA astronaut Christian Koch, currently aboard the International Space Station, on Aug. […]