The Federal Aviation Administration selected the North Dakota Department of Commerce’s proposal as one of six sites to have the exclusive right to conduct research and testing on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The University of North Dakota plays a key role in project, as do NDSU and Lake Region Community College. UND’s UAS Research Compliance Committee is the first of its kind in the nation. UND created the first UAS major in the country, and has already graduated students from the program.
The University of North Dakota College of Business & Public Administration has been rated #32 by US News & World Report in a list of the best online graduate business programs.
The University of North Dakota Department of Space Studies is receiving international coverage for leading a national team in a mock exploration of Mars. The team is living in a 1,200-square-foot UND-designed habitat in Utah, which is standing in for the Red Planet. UND successfully tested the habitat in Grand Forks late last year. Students lived in the habitat for 10 days, wearing UND-designed space suits when they ventured outside.