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Mall of America Announces Large-Scale SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ARTS, and MATHEMATICS (STEAM) Event August 10-14

As part of Mall of America’s 30th Birthday celebration, the mall-wide event aims to inspire youth showcasing a variety of STEAM careers in action June 16, 2022 – The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects more than 1 million STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) jobs will have been added by the year 2030, meanwhile …

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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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15th Annual UAS Summit & Expo Set to Begin This Week

Produced by UAS Magazine, UAS Summit will provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of the current state of the unmanned aircraft systems industry. Grand Forks, ND – (10/8/21) – The 15th Annual UAS Summit & Expo and Expo, the upper Midwest’s premier unmanned aircraft systems event produced by UAS Magazine, is set to begin this week. Taking place October 13-14, …

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Winners from the MATE World Championship Remotely Operated Vehicle Competition

Whether virtually or in-person, several honors were awarded at the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) International Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Competition World Championship that took place at East Tennessee State University, August 5-7. Among the in-person teams, Jesuit High School from Carmichael, CA took first place overall in the EXPLORER (advanced) class while North Paulding …

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Standards and Synergies in the Autonomous Technologies Technical Workforce

The Northland/NCAT Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) team has been hard at work with several initiatives that have the potential to impact multiple autonomous technology industries.  The first initiative is being done in collaboration with ASTM, formally known as American Society for Testing and Materials. ASTM is an international standards organization with offices in six countries and …

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Safe Fliers Take TRUST – What to Know About the FAA’s New Recreational Flyer Requirements

As of 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is requiring all recreational drone flyers to pass an aeronautical knowledge and safety test, providing proof of the test passage (the TRUST completion certificate) to the FAA or law enforcement upon request. What is TRUST? TRUST is “The Recreational UAS Safety Test”. It provides education and testing …

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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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