UND Aerospace Hosts Camp from July 13-20

(Grand Forks, North Dakota) - "The John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, located at the University of North Dakota, is sponsoring the 25th International Aerospace Camps being held on July 13-20, 2008. Students from across the United States will visit the Grand Forks’ facilities to experience real-life situations in the exciting world of aviation in conjunction with a taste of college. The camp is at full capacity; however, waiting lists are available for next year.

This unique camp is open to teenagers (ages 16-17) and offers aviation enthusiasts a chance to attend ground school, log flight time, and learn about the various careers within the aviation industry. The amount of actual flight training makes this summer adventure unique "the sky becomes a college classroom where students fly and log time with flight instructors with six different launches" simulator session, Visual Flight Rules (VFR) flight, Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) flight, cross-country flight, night flight, and an aerobatic flight. They also study flight planning in accordance to a structured college curriculum. They reside in UND residence halls and eat with current UND students at Wilkerson Hall. “This “seminar” really gives the students a realistic taste of the aviation industry and a university,” said Ken Polovitz, Assistant Dean at the Odegard School. “While flying and classroom activities will remain the focus of the curriculum, the campers will be able to experience what our aviation students experience on a daily basis. The campers will be getting a true taste of college.”

For more information about the 25th annual UND International Aerospace Camp, contact Ken Polovitz at 701-777-3561, 800-258-1525, or polovitz@aero.und.edu.

About UND Aerospace:

UND Aerospace, which includes the Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota and the UND Aerospace Foundation (UNDAF), is an international leader in collegiate and contract aviation education and training services flying over 100,000 hours per year in over 120 aircraft. UNDAF also has facilities in Spokane, Washington, with Spokane Falls Community College; Lumberton, North Carolina, with Robeson Community College; Phoenix, Arizona, in conjunction with Chandler-Gilbert Community College; and Crookston, Minnesota, with the University of Minnesota in addition to its home-base in Grand Forks, North Dakota. With more than 1,900 students from throughout the world, the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences is the second largest college at the University of North Dakota. Undergraduate and graduate programs leading to a variety of rewarding careers in aerospace are offered through five different academic departments: aviation, atmospheric sciences, computer science, earth system science and policy, and space studies. The UND Aerospace training complex is the most technologically advanced environment for aerospace education, training and research in the world.

In 2008, UND Aerospace is celebrating its 40th anniversary. A series of regional alumni gatherings will be held across the country, as well as several events during UND’s Homecoming and 125th anniversary on October 13-18. For an updated listing of events, see www.undaerospace.com or . For more information on UND Aerospace, contact Karen Ryba at 701-777-4761 or go to www.aero.und.edu.