University of Arkansas Holding Third Annual UAS Summit


The University of Arkansas is holding its third annual Arkansas Drone/Unmanned Aircraft Systems Summit next Tuesday, March 12, with events in Fayetteville and Little Rock.

Drone stakeholders will cover topics such as Federal Aviation Administration compliance, homeland security regulations, how drones can aid in research, and the role of the technology in emergency response.

Richard Ham, assistant director of the Master of Science in Operations Management and Engineering Management programs, facilitates the University of Arkansas’ unmanned aircraft systems efforts.

Ham says, “As the state’s land-grant university, we are chartered to serve the citizens of Arkansas and improve their lives, and this summit is a way to do that by distilling the information we teach on campus in our foundations and remote sensing courses, and in new courses emerging around the state.”

There will also be a drone demonstration at Agri Park in Fayetteville the day after the summit. Attendees in Little Rock will also be able to meet with vendors at the Walton Executive Center during the same time.

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