Education & Research – Page 7

Wisconsin Creates Multidisciplinary Drone Advisory Board

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 22, 2016

The state of Wisconsin has established an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) advisory board, according to an announcement from the State Cartographer’s Office, a unit of the department of geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Heading the board is President Chris [Read More]

AUVSI, Aerospace States Association Team Up to Advance UAS Industry

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 21, 2016

The Aerospace States Association (ASA), an association of state lieutenant governors, has teamed up with the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) in an effort to “help transform the national economy with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).” ASA was formed [Read More]

Virginia Colleges Get Nearly $1M Boost for Drone Tech Training

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 20, 2016

The National Science Foundation award will help UAS operations technicians in the fields of geospatial data acquisition, analysis and exploration, according to Sens. Warner and Kaine.

N.C. Community College Rolls Out Two New Drone Courses

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 20, 2016

Asheville, N.C.-based Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (A-B Tech) is offering two new drone classes this fall. The college says the classes, offered through A-B Tech’s Continuing Education and Workforce Development Division, will be taught by Michael Doornbos, a commercial unmanned [Read More]

Colleges Cross Over UAS and Emergency Management Education

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 12, 2016

Two Kansas-based universities – Kansas Wesleyan University (KWU) and Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus (KSU) – have teamed up to cross their respective emergency management and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) fields of study for students. According to a news post from KWU, [Read More]

100 Researchers Kick off First Round of UAS Weather Forecasting Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 11, 2016

Nearly 100 researchers and students from four universities recently converged in Stillwater, Okla., to conduct the first flight campaign for CLOUD MAP, a $6 million project focused on using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for improved precision agriculture and weather forecasting. [Read More]

Embry-Riddle’s STEM Education Center to Support UAS, Robotics

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 07, 2016

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University recently kicked off construction of its new STEM Education Center, located at the college’s Prescott, Ariz., campus. According to Embry-Riddle, the $22 million, 52,500-square-foot facility is expected to be ready at the beginning of next year’s fall [Read More]

Air Force Veteran Takes the Helm of Kansas’ New UAS Position

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 05, 2016

The state of Kansas has named its very first director of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS): Bob Brock, a 22-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Brock, who retired from the Air Force as a lieutenant colonel, will oversee the establishment [Read More]

Middle Schoolers Attend Drone Camp at Central Michigan University

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 01, 2016

Central Michigan University (CMU) recently hosted a group of 20 middle school students for drone camp, covering the practical uses of drones and how to fly and build them. In addition to flying drones indoors and outdoors, the children built [Read More]

N.Y. College Gears Up for New sUAS Degree Program

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 30, 2016

Central New York-based Mohawk Valley Community College has gotten the approval from the New York State Education Department to offer an associate of applied science degree in small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). Starting in the fall at MVCC’s Utica campus, [Read More]