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2009-10-15 10:00:00

GRAND FORKS, N.D., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of North Dakota John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences (UND Aerospace), a world-renowned center for aerospace research, training and learning, is the first educational institution in the nation to offer an undergraduate major in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Operations. The program addresses the increasing demand for qualified pilots and sensor operators in the rapidly growing field of UAS, high-altitude aircraft that are...

2009-05-15 16:35:42

The University of North Dakota may be forced to retire its Fighting Sioux nickname and logo under a ruling by the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education. The board voted unanimously Thursday during a meeting at Dickinson State University to retire the Fighting Sioux as of Oct. 1 unless the Spirit Lake and Standing Rock Sioux tribes vote to approve the nickname before the deadline, the Dickinson (N.D.) Press reported Friday. Tom Douple, president of the Summit League, an NCAA Division I...

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2008-11-16 10:35:00

Among the 32,000 pounds of cargo in NASA's space shuttle Endeavour, which launched Friday, there is a camera that will help U.S. farmers and provide unique educational opportunities for students. Students and faculty at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, built the Agricultural Camera, known as AgCam, that will be delivered and installed on the International Space Station. The students will operate the camera from their campus and work closely with NASA engineers and station...

2008-10-03 12:00:22

The EERC is a research, development, demonstration, and commercialization facility recognized as one of the world's leading developers of cleaner, more efficient energy technologies as well as environmental technologies to protect and clean our air, water, and soil. The EERC, a high-tech, nonprofit division of the University of North Dakota (UND), operates like a business and pursues an entrepreneurial, market-driven approach to research and development in order to successfully demonstrate...

2008-10-02 12:06:53

Great Plains - The Camelina Company entered into an agreement with the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota to utilize its proprietary technology to produce advanced fuels from the next generation biofuel crop, Camelina sativa. Great Plains has studied the science and agronomy of camelina for over 10 years and for the past three years has contracted with growers throughout the United States and Canada to grow the crop. Currently, the company...

2008-09-30 09:00:50

The Energy & Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota has created a 100% renewable domestic fuel that meets the JP-8 aviation fuel screening criteria, in a bid to address the US military's energy security. The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) fuel samples created from multiple renewable feedstocks were tested at a US government facility to evaluate key specification parameters for JP-8, a petroleum-based fuel widely used by the US military. JP-8...

2008-09-29 18:00:36

The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota has achieved a major technical milestone in creating a 100% renewable domestic fuel that meets the JP-8 aviation fuel screening criteria, proving a pathway to providing energy security to the U.S. military and the entire nation. EERC fuel samples created from multiple renewable feedstocks were tested at a U.S. government facility to evaluate key specification parameters for JP-8, a petroleum-based...

2008-09-12 18:00:24

The University of North Dakota is sharing in a contract to train air traffic controllers. The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded the 10-year, $437 million training contract to Raytheon Co. Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., says Raytheon, a defense and aerospace company, wants to team up with the University of North Dakota aerospace school. Dorgan says it shows that investments made in UND's aviation program are paying off. - Associated Press (c) 2008 Bismarck Tribune. Provided by...

2008-07-06 18:00:13

By Joseph Marks, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jul. 6--EERC breaks contract record 5 years running UND's Energy and Environmental Research Center marked its fifth consecutive record year of contract awards recently, according to a news release. In the 12-month period ending June 30, the EERC received $95 million in new contract awards -- more than twice what the center took five years earlier, the release said. The EERC estimates those new contract awards will result in an annual...

2008-06-24 12:02:32

By Joseph Marks, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jun. 24--North Dakota University System Chancellor William Goetz completed annual performance reviews for six of the system's 10 university and college presidents recently, giving generally high marks to all. Goetz did not complete reviews for the four presidents who retired this year or soon will retire, including UND President Charles Kupchella, whose last day will be Monday. The text of each review takes up about one page, and many of the...


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