UND Aerospace, United Airlines ink new student career pathway agreement
A new agreement signed between United Airlines and the University of North Dakota John D. Odegard School for Aerospace Sciences provides defined steps for students to get waiting jobs at the major airline and its regional partners. The agreement, called UND Career Pathway Program (CPP) with United, was announced at an event attended by 350 prospective UND aviation students visiting the campus. Slated to begin this fall, the agreement will allow student who meet its criteria to be offered conditional employment with one of the world’s largest airline companies.
UND launches mobile-friendly website
The University of North Dakota has a new look online. The first phase of the UND website’s transition to a mobile-friendly platform was made in late May. The new site was designed to be the digital front door of the university, creating a welcoming format to prospective students and visitors that is accessible on a multitude of devices. The transition also includes a compressing of the number of pages on UND’s website, allowing for information to be more navigable and easily accessible.
UND awarded $2.4 million in research project grants from DOE
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded the University of North Dakota two grants totaling over $2.4 million to research solar desalination technologies and ecosystem and climate modeling. The first grant, in the amount of $2 million from the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Rewardable Energy, will focus on reducing the cost of solar-thermal desalination and helping the technology reach new markets, including areas not connected to the electronic grid. The second grant, in the amount of over $400,000, will focus on ecosystem and climate modeling research to improve the power of Earth system models to predict weather and climate, and to help maintain a strong infrastructure and reliable energy supplies.