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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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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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Introducing M8-R SIM – A Virtual Simulation Game for Educating Users on Operating a Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle

Through collaboration, two National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Centers and a non-profit educational organization have developed a virtual-reality simulation of an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) that will make its debut this summer. Collaborators include Clemson University Center for Workforce Development (CUCWD), the National Center for Autonomous Technologies (NCAT) and MATE Inspiration …

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Enabling New Learning Environments, NCAT Leads the Use of Social Virtual Reality in STEM Education

Cancelled due to COVID-19 – those words were ubiquitous across websites and communication channels for any event, big or small in 2020. The world quickly turned to virtual platforms, such as Zoom to interact for education, work and event visiting with family and friends as a means of communication during times of quarantine and distance-learning. …

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