Dr. George Seielstad

Dr. George A. Seielstad is Associate Dean for Research and Innovative Projects at the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences of the University of North Dakota. In this position he develops and promotes the Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium (UMAC), a major research initiative Seielstad founded in 1994. Before coming to UND, Seielstad had an active career as a radio astronomer, first at the California Institute of Technology's Owens Valley Radio Observatory, then at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia, where he was Site Director. He earned his undergraduate degree summa cum laude from Dartmouth College. His Ph.D. in Physics is from the California Institute of Technology. Seielstad has been published widely: he has authored more than 60 refereed articles and three books, among them Cosmic Ecology: The View from the Outside In, and At the Heart of the Web: The Inevitable Genesis of Intelligent Life. Seielstad came to UND in 1993 as Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs in The Odegard School and Professor in the Department of Space Studies. In 1994, he was named Associate Dean of the School, and Director of the Earth System Science Institute, a multi-disciplinary research organization dedicated to studying global environmental issues. In October 1997, Seielstad was named The Oliver Benediktson Professor of Astrophysics. Currently Seielstad is Chairman of the Executive Management Board for NASA's Deep Space Network. He also served on a National Science Foundation's Committee of Visitors for the Atmospheric Sciences. He is a nominee for the U.S. Geological Survey's National Satellite Land Remote Sensing Data Active Archive Advisory Committee.

Broadcast 1100 (Special Edition)

Guests: Dr. Robert Kelley, Dr. George Seielstad, Nate Ambler, Joseph Kerian, Mark Grygier, Ben Schilling, Michael Thomas, Pablo DeLeon. Topics: UND multidiscipline educational vision for space and more, AgCam, spaceflight simulators. This special program consists of various segments separated from each other by about 5-7 seconds of spacing as there are no breaks separting the different interviews. We started this special taped set of interviews with an interview with Dr. Robert Kelley, the 11th President of the University of North Dakota. During this discussion, I asked Dr.

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