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Indian American Madhur Behl wins NSF Career Award

Photo Credit: virginia.edu University of Virginia researcher earns award for making self-driving vehicles smarter and safer. Madhur Behl, an Indian American researcher at the University of Virginia, has won a National Science Foundation Early Career Development Award for making self-driving vehicles smarter and safer. Working at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, departments of …

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Lisa Bradshaw’s Story

Tell us about yourself and your backgroundI was raised in California, later moving onto Oregon, then on to Minnesota. No members of my family attended college, but I knew at a young age that I would attend college. While in high school, I attended a Society of Women Engineers (SWE) event at the University of …

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Central Lakes College and AgCentric Awarded $584,000 NSF Grant to Address Technician Workforce Gap

The National Center for Autonomous Technologies (NCAT) is thrilled for Central Lakes Colleges and AgCentric being awarded a $584,618 National Science Foundation grant titled “Technical Applications and Agriculture” (TAA) through the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program. This project will bring together community college and secondary school faculty, and industry partners to develop and implement new …

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North Dakota State College of Science to Launch One of the Nation’s First Autonomous Systems Technology Programs

The use of ground-based autonomous technologies is expected to grow exponentially in the coming years and North Dakota is working hard to lead the nation in autonomy, with a driving force being North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS). In the summer of 2020, NDSCS Professor Lonnie Wurst was approached by the college president to …

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NSF Grant Awarded to NCAT Partner – Minnesota State Transportation Center of Excellence

Press Release 4/9/2021 Advanced technologies, technician shortages, lack of teaching resources, and expensive/complicated pieces of equipment. What do they all have in common? A big challenge for both education and industry. What’s the solution. A collaborative approach. The Minnesota State Transportation Center of Excellence (TCOE), industry partners, and technical college programs in Minnesota are ready …

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Autonomous Vehicle Technologies: Impact on Workforce Training and Education

At the 1939 World’s Fair in New York City, General Motors had an exhibit called “Futurama.” This was a model of the future that showed how we could have automated vehicles and highways that reduce traffic congestion and vehicle accidents. At the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, 29 vehicle manufactures were present …

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