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2021 ACE Camp Days

In light of COVID-19, the Minnesota Aviation Career Education (ACE) Camp was transformed into a day-camp, offering three days this summer for students grades 9-12 to attend and learn about the different career options in the aviation field. Founded in 1991 with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), MN …

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More Powerful Batteries Will Be “Game-Changer” for Aerospace

Todd Colten, chief Aerospace engineer and director of Flight Services at Sentera, envisions a “big revolution” in the aerospace industry as a result of advances in battery manufacturing infrastructure. Sentera is a global technology company that devises hardware and software to interface with precision agriculture equipment such as planters and fertilizer applicators. “There’s a lot …

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Ag Tech Company Leader Shares Insights about Trends for 3 Types of Technicians

Sentera, a global technology company that devises hardware and software to interface with precision agriculture equipment such as planters and fertilizer applicators, employs three types of technicians: engineering technicians who work in the Minnesota company’s lab to build prototypes of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), sensors, and cameras; geospatial information systems (GIS) technicians who create maps …

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Girl Scouts Drone Programming Challenge Hosted by CAAT

The Center for Advanced Automotive Technology (CAAT) was pleased to work with the Girl Scouts of Southern Michigan and Women Who Drone organizations to provide 35 local Girl Scouts with an exciting opportunity to learn how to program and fly a drone. Girl Scout Cadettes explored the world of microcontrollers and learned how to program …

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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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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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New Award Supports Partnerships to Develop the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Geospatial Technology Workforce in Virginia

Faculty and students at community colleges across the Commonwealth will continue to learn how to operate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and collect and analyze geospatial data. The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) is leading a statewide partnership to develop the geospatial technology and UAS workforce in Virginia. The new award of $561,977 from the National …

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