Education & Research – Page 5

Alaska High School Preps Students to Become Commercial UAS Pilots

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 22, 2016

Anchorage, Alaska-based South Anchorage High School is reportedly offering a class to get its students prepped to become commercial unmanned aircraft system (UAS) pilots. An article from KTUU says drone company Alaska Aerial Media is volunteering its training for the [Read More]

Mizzou’s Drone Journalism Program Offering UAS Seminar

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 20, 2016

The University of Missouri’s Missouri Drone Journalism program is offering a workshop on Saturday, Oct. 8, to provide education on the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for journalists. According to the university, the one-day seminar will focus on rules [Read More]

500 Middle-Schoolers Gear up for University’s UAS Roadshow

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 19, 2016

On Sept. 26, 500 middle school students will be arriving at New Mexico State University (NMSU) for an “Unmanned Aircraft Systems Roadshow,” which, according to the university, will teach them science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) concepts. NMSU says the [Read More]

UAVUS Offering UAV Ground School Training for Members

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 13, 2016

The U.S. Association of Unmanned Aerial Videographers (UAVUS) has partnered with UAVGroundschool.com to provide Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 107 test preparation for its members. The UAV Ground School (UAVGS) program is produced by Gold Seal, which has prepared more [Read More]

UND Gets Nearly $1M in Support of Drone Ag Research

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 12, 2016

U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, has announced the National Science Foundation’s award of nearly $1 million to support the University of North Dakota’s (UND) unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) agricultural research. According to [Read More]

Lockheed Martin, Polish University Work on Command and Control of UAVs

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 08, 2016

Poland’s Warsaw University of Technology (WUT) and Lockheed Martin have successfully demonstrated their unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) optimization technologies by using aerial command and control (C2) of multiple UAVs. The demonstration marks another milestone in the joint WUT-Lockheed Martin advanced [Read More]

Commercial Drone Alliance: New FAA Committee Needs More Industry Diversity

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 02, 2016

According to the Commercial Drone Alliance (CDA), the newly chosen members of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) drone advisory committee (DAC) do not accurately reflect the true diversity of the commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry. Although it “applauds the [Read More]

FAA Reveals Members of Long-Term Drone Advisory Committee

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 01, 2016

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced the members of its long-term drone advisory committee (DAC), which will hold a public meeting in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 16. Held at 9:00 a.m. at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, [Read More]

Unmanned Aircraft Task Force Now in Place in Kansas

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 30, 2016

A task force has been established in Kansas to identify ways in which state agencies can incorporate drones into their operations, according to an announcement from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT). The unmanned aircraft systems task force will also [Read More]

Northrop Grumman Offers UAS to Minnesota College for Student Training

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 25, 2016

Northland Community & Technical College (NCTC) of Thief River Falls, Minn., has announced a collaboration agreement with Northrop Grumman Corp. as part of the company’s continuing support of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) efforts in the Red River Valley area of [Read More]