University of North Dakota campus successes – July

August 7, 2015

UND breaks ground for Collaborative Energy Complex

The University of North Dakota broke ground July 20 on the new $15-million, 37,000-square-feet Collaborative Energy Complex ― a new facility that will open doors for students and faculty, and which itself will become the new front door to UND’s College of Engineering & Mines. It will be home the Petroleum Engineering program and the Institute for Energy Studies.


UND’s “OpenOrbiter One” CubeSat chosen for 2016 NASA mission

The University of North Dakota’s “OpenOrbiter One” CubeSat recently given the go-ahead by NASA to be part of an International Space Station resupply mission in 2016. The ultra-tiny satellite is smaller than a shoebox and has onboard research capabilities. It was chosen as the top proposal of its kind by NASA.


UND team takes second in international All-women Air Race Classic

University of North Dakota aviators recently placed second among 56 international teams competing in this year’s All-women Air Race Classic. This was UND’s third year in the nearly 2,600-mile cross-country air race that’s been flown by the likes of Amelia Earhart and held annually since before World War II.