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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 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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2020 RAD Aerial Drone Competition

The National Center for Autonomous Technologies (NCAT) was proud to sponsor the 1st ever RAD Aerial Drone Competition in the Nation! This event took place in conjunction with the VEX Robotics Minnesota State Championship at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud, MN on Friday, January 31st.   The teams racing in the RAD …

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