Education & Research – Page 4

Virginia Launches ‘Emerging Drone Industry Cluster’ Initiative

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 27, 2016

Drone Airspace Management (DAM) and Aurora Flight Sciences have joined the office of U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., in announcing the launch of the Virginia Emerging Drone Industry Cluster program. The purpose of the program, which will span three years, [Read More]

Makeblock Launches DIY Visual Programming Drone for Ages 8+

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 26, 2016

Makeblock Co. Ltd. has launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for a modular and visual programming drone called Airblock. Airblock is made of magnetic, modular parts that connect together to form a drone or hovercraft. According to Makeblock, beginners can put Airblock [Read More]

Unmanned Safety Institute Joins FAA Program; UAS Course Made Available

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 18, 2016

The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), a subsidiary of ARGUS International Inc., has been accepted as a training provider to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Safety Team (FAASTeam) Program. USI has also made available its Small UAS Safety Ground School course [Read More]

South Carolina Goes Big for Drone Discovery Month

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 14, 2016

With more than 16 registered events, 1,085 participants and 92 volunteers, Drone Discovery will have a strong presence in South Carolina this month, according to an announcement from Clemson, S.C.-based Clemson University. Youth will conduct the Drone Discovery challenge throughout [Read More]

College in Cleveland Offers Drone Academy for First Responders

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 05, 2016

Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), based in Cleveland, is kicking off a drone academy designed specifically for public safety departments. The inaugural academy, hosted by the college’s Public Safety Center of Excellence, will be held Oct. 10-14 at the KeyBank Public [Read More]

Maine College Rolls out UAV Training Course

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 03, 2016

The University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) says it has become the first institution of higher learning in the state to offer a course on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Scheduled to begin on Oct. 27 at the Augusta campus, the [Read More]

NYC Youth Attending Cornell’s Drone Discovery Day in Brooklyn

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 03, 2016

Cornell University’s Cornell Cooperative Extension New York City (CUCE-NYC) is hosting a Drone Discovery day in Brooklyn, N.Y., this Friday. According to the Cornell Chronicle, 300-400 children in New York City will come to the event to “design and fly [Read More]

Drone USA Green-Lighted for UAV Testing at Portuguese Island

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 03, 2016

Drone USA Inc., a New York City-based developer and manufacturer of low-altitude unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and related technologies, has inked a deal that will allow the company to test UAVs at the airport of Santa Maria island, located in [Read More]

New Unmanned Systems Association Launches in Virginia

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 26, 2016

Several companies recently formed the Unmanned Systems Association of Virginia (USAV), a nonprofit coalition focused on promoting a legal and regulatory framework that supports innovation, collaboration and growth in the state’s unmanned systems industry. According to the group, the founding [Read More]

You Can Now Make and Fly a Drone Out of Legos – Over and Over Again

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 22, 2016

The Flybrix DIY kit allows users to build Lego drones, fly them, crash them and then start all over again – all while using STEM concepts.