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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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Northland Selected for Federal Aviation Administration Training Program

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected Northland’s Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Technician program for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems-Collegiate Training Program (UAS-CTI). Launched in April of this year, the UAS-CTI is a result of the 2018 FAA Reorganization Act which required the establishment of a collegiate training initiative program relating to unmanned aircraft systems …

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Northland Community and Technical College BWSR Project

Northland Community and Technical College has partnered with the Pennington County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) to evaluate 50 county ditches as they empty into the three rivers in Pennington County. BWSR is an agency that oversees the County SWCD’s in Minnesota. Both BWSR and SWCD are …

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