Kansas State Polytechnic UAS Student Spending Summer with NASA

A Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus student studying unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) will spend this summer interning at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

According to the university, senior Kendy Edmonds is double majoring in UAS flight and operations and UAS design and integration. During her internship, running June 5 to Aug. 11, Edmonds will focus on drone data management.

Specifically, she will “gain insight and experience in creating a streamlined process for collecting, storing and managing UAS data, including best practices in organizing and labeling the digital information, as well as how long it should be saved and what can be deleted,” says Kansas State.

Edmonds serves as a data processing assistant at Kansas State Polytechnic’s Applied Aviation Research Center (AARC).

“Since joining our team, Kendy has impressed me with her quick ability to pick up the highly technical elements of photogrammetry and data analysis. In addition to her role at AARC, she has served as a flight instructor to her underclassmen and the president of the UAS club, all while continuing to excel academically,” comments Kurt Carraway, UAS executive director of AARC.


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