The University of Montana (UM) is hosting its first-ever Drone Week, showcasing how the school’s faculty, staff and students are using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in research.
UM is hosting Drone Week, running Nov. 26-30, through its Autonomous Aerial Systems Office (AASO). The event is also being used as a way to encourage the use of AASO.
The event is featuring talks from student/faculty researchers and “drones-in-media professionals,” according to UM. It ends on Friday with an AASO open house, offering refreshments and a showcase of the office’s resources.
UM’s AASO was created to “coordinate and guide faculty, staff and students for understanding and decision-making regarding implementation of UAS in a changing research and regulatory environment; to establish the infrastructure and resources in order to create sustainable autonomous aerial research; and to stimulate UAS-related innovation, entrepreneurship and workforce development in the state of Montana,” according to the university.
It’s Drone Week here at UM! We are inviting our community to celebrate the sky-high possibilities of unmanned aerial vehicles. There are several events happening everyday until Nov. 30! For more information visit: https://t.co/SEG327iRbn
— University of Montana (@umontana) November 27, 2018