The John D. Odegard School Of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota is a world-renowned center for aerospace learning, nationally acclaimed for our achievements in collegiate aviation education, atmospheric research, space studies, and computer science applications. With over 500 faculty and staff members, over 1,500 students from around the world, and a myriad of programs and projects, the John D. Odegard School Of Aerospace Sciences is setting the pace for the future of flight.
- Designated Center of Excellence for General Aviation Research in 2001 by the Federal Aviation Administration
- Designated Center of Excellence for UAS Education in 2005 by the Department of Defense
- Member of the University Aviation Association and the Aviation Accreditation Board International.
Most of all, we are a team of enthusiastic individuals who are capable and willing to expand the boundaries of UAS Research and Education.
UND School of Engineering and Mines
The primary mission of SEM is to provide students a broad general education coupled with strong fundamentals that prepare graduates to successfully fill important positions in professional practice in industry and government. Program graduates will have a solid background in technical subjects, (i.e. mathematics, science, engineering science and design), the ability to think and work accurately, breadth and clearness of vision, and high ideals and purposes. In addition, experiential learning will provide graduates with the ability to be self-starters and to be immediately effective in the workplace. The School of Engineering and Mines will also provide equivalent engineering programs by distance to industry and individuals through the Distance Engineering Degree Program (DEDP).
SEM's further mission is to engage in research and scholarly activities that contribute basic and applied discovery to enhance knowledge and to facilitate graduate student learning. The School plans to build research clusters to utilize the expertise and experience of the faculty, together with the unique opportunities afforded by the UND campus and region, in developing nationally recognized research programs in niche areas.
The Northern Plains Center for Behavioral Research
- Investigating psychological and behavioral factors as they impact UAS pilot performance
- Human factors testing data for end-to-end UAS testing
- Human factors issues related to display/flight control placement on UAS pilot flight performance
- State of the art research infrastructure designed to support UAS and simulation applications research