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EvaluateUR-CURE in Pilot Testing – Apply Today!

If you are teaching a course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE) in either/both the Fall 2022 or Spring 2023 semester, consider participating in the final round of the pilot implementation of EvaluateUR-CURE (known as E-CURE). E-CURE is a modification of EvaluateUR, an assessment method developed for independent student research experiences. The value of using E-CURE will far exceed the time that you and your …

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UAS-CTI School Spotlight – Thomas Nelson Community College

April’s UAS-CTI School Spotlight Located in Hampton Virginia, Thomas Nelson Community College is a two-year institution, providing financially accessible, high quality, comprehensive educational programs. The Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Technician Certificate offered by Thomas Nelson is a 19-credit program teaching students manual flight skills and how to legally fly in a commercial operation. Knowledge …

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Lockheed Martin awarding $5,000 to up to 150 tech students!

Lockheed Martin’s Vocational Scholarship program is awarding $5,000 to up to 150 students! In January 2020, Lockheed Martin launched the Vocational Scholarship program to support students of all ages participating in skills-based training in engineering, technology, and advanced manufacturing fields. The Vocational Scholarship program is a critical component of Lockheed Martin’s investment in workforce development …

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Considerations for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Maintenance and Reliability

Abstract The proliferation of unmanned aircraft systems has introduced exciting new ways to conduct aviation operations. Much focus has been dedicated to best practices, mitigating human factors, and human-to-machine interface considerations while the aircraft is in one of the phases of flight. Far fewer resources have been dedicated to those topics regarding the maintenance of …

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Federal Aviation Administration Awards Aviation Workforce Development Grant to Virginia Space Grant Consortium

 The FAA has awarded the Virginia Space Grant Consortium an Aviation Workforce and Development program grant focused on creating the precollege workforce pipeline for aircraft pilots. The 18-month, $474,000 project titled Virginia Pilot Pathways Program will prepare high school students for the growing demand for commercial aircraft pilots and unmanned aircraft systems pilots and operators. …

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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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