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GeoTEd-UAS Winter 2020/2021 Newsletter

The Improving Pathways into the Geospatial and Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technician Workforce (GeoTEd-UAS) project team includes the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC), Germanna Community College, Virginia Tech, and the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). Click here to view the GeoTEd-UAS Winter 2020/2021 Newsletter that highlights: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Workforce Survey Report GeoTEd-UAS Faculty Selected …

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Driving Automation Systems in Long-Haul Trucking and Bus Transit

Have you looked closely at a modern-day semi truck? Did you know that those trucks have a lot of autonomous (self-driving) technology on them? The US DOT has recognized that this technology has a serious impact on the workforce and is outlined in this recent report to the US congress. NCAT and our partner, The …

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NCAT Partners with Women And Drones Fueling Diverse Talent in STEM Careers

The National Center for Autonomous Technologies (NCAT) and the Women And Drones network have formed a new partnership. The organizations are partnering to focus on expanding to address advancing STEM education. NCAT leaders utilize best practices to recruit underrepresented groups and support their entry to the STEM field. “We are thrilled about the opportunity to …

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Issues Much-Anticipated Drone Rules to Advance Safety and Innovation in the United States

The Federal Aviation Administration has announced new rules for drone operators that will ease restrictions on the overall use of drones and address security concerns making drones easier to track. The updated regulations announced by the Federal Aviation Administration “get us closer to the day when we will more routinely see drone operations such as …

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UAS Cold Weather Operations: What You Need To Know About Flying In The Cold

Beings the National Center for Autonomous Technologies home base is in northern Minnesota, it’s no surprise that we get asked questions about best practices for drone cold weather operations. We teamed up with our industry partner – SkySkopes, whose headquarters are in Minot, North Dakota to get tips from their team of highly qualified operators. …

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New York “Southerner” developing career pathways for students. Associate Professor at Onondaga Community College is integrating UAV data analysis to high-school programs to develop career pathways…

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