NATIONAL VISITING COMMITTEE

NVC Members

The NCAT National Visiting Committee is comprised of representatives from National Centers, ATE projects and other educational programs related to autonomous technologies. Members also include internationally, recognized certification organizations, national and global business leaders, respected consultants and innovators across the air, land and sea domains of autonomous technologies. 

NSF National Visiting Committees (NVC) are an NSF resource and advocate for transformational concepts in technician education. The NCAT NVC has a critical role in helping assure the highest-quality outcomes in all aspects of the NCAT center hosted at Northland Community and Technical College. The NCAT NVC services three primary functions: 

  1. Providing advice to the Principal Investigator and NCAT Center staff based on collective expertise and perspectives through helpful feedback, advice and guidance to assist in broadening the perception of current trends in the AT field and recommending effective ways of disseminating NCAT center results.
  2. Assessing the center’s progress through an objective lens to help focus on issues important to NSF and to the NCAT team, progress and plans, and developing recommendations which can help maximize their impact. 
  3. Advocating for the project, including helping disseminate the project’s achievements. 

 

STEVE KANE

Chairperson | Director
SpaceTEC

ANDY OSANTOWSKE

Director of Operations
Robotic Skies

MIKE HANSON

Director
North Valley Career & Technology Center

DAVID HAMBLETON

Program Manager
Northrup Grumman Aerospace Systems

JUSTIN MANLEY

Founder and Consultant
Just Innovation, Inc.

CHAD SHEETS

Lead Technical Training Instructor
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Performance Institute

KAPIL MADATHIL

Director
Technology Operations | CA2VES

WING CHEUNG

Faculty | Principal Investigator
Palomar College

MEL COSSETTE

Director
MatEdU

ANDREW SHEPHERD

Executive Director | Chief Scientist
Sinclair Community College

TODD COLTEN

Founder Chief Aerospace Engineer
Sentera
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