DIVE INTO THE MATE
VIRTUAL WORLD.
Working together, NCAT and MATE have reimagined the 2021 MATE ROV Competition to include a virtual world that enables students and mentors from around the globe to experience the competition even if they can't participate in person.
STARTING A DRONE PROGRAM
NCAT provides the resources necessary to guide you through the process of starting a drone program at your school. View our vast resource library that covers drone laws and regulations, curriculum for both secondary and post-secondary programs, grant funding resources, student competitions and more!
FAA UAS COLLEGIATE
TRAINING INITIATIVE
The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Collegiate Training Initiative (UAS-CTI) is a new program designed for universities, colleges, and technical schools by the FAA to recognize institutions that prepare students for careers in UAS or drones.
AT COMMUNITY FORUM
NCAT has developed an online forum to provide a single place for professionals, educators, and students in the AT industry to ask questions, share best practices, and collaborate.
AIR
LAND
SEA
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OUR
Mission.

Lead the education of the nation’s Autonomous Technologies workforce through a concerted effort which will focus on expanding educational resources to address current workforce demands, develop career pathways, and broadly engage stakeholders from education, industry, government, and related ATE centers and projects. 

OUR
Vision.

Strategically navigate the future of Autonomous Technologies through visionary thought leadership and collaboration among stakeholders. 

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LEAD
Define skill standards and offer professional
development opportunities for educators and
industry professionals.
CONNECT
Engage workforce and community stakeholders generating added value in programs and the workplace through opportunities using autonomous technologies.
INSPIRE
Promote and provide support to encourage engagement in STEM and autonomous technologies in secondary and post-secondary education, particularly in underserved areas.
SERVE
Provide the educational resources for curriculum interactive content, application and exchange of ideas for autonomous technologies across the country.

Strength through partnerships

The National Center for Autonomous Technologies values and finds strength through partnerships. Our partnerships are diversely spread across the nation and bringing in expertise from all domains; air, land and sea in autonomous technologies.

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