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NCAT Holds REC Aerial Drone Competition Mission 2023: Blackout, Sending Multiple Teams to the Regional Competition

The National Center for Autonomous Technologies (NCAT) and Northland Community and Technical College hosted two Aerial Drone Competition tournaments in the fall/winter of 2022. NCAT and Northland have supported the REC Aerial Drone Competition since 2019. The Aerial Drone Competition, created for secondary-aged students, offers an exciting educational drone sporting event that focuses on hands-on, …

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Bringing Together Subject Matter Experts to Develop Autonomous Technology Standards Across All Domains

The National Center for Autonomous Technologies (NCAT) is initiating a project to extract core knowledge, skills, and abilities, across multiple industry sectors, that incorporate autonomous technologies (AT). As of 2019 there are 941 public, community colleges in the United States but very few have the programming necessary to produce technicians for the fast paced, high …

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Youth STEAM Ambassador Program Developed to Increase Engagement

270 of the 450 volunteer positions filled by Youth STEAM Ambassadors to lower barriers and increase engagement throughout Experience STEAM event at Mall of America. Through partnerships with organizations focused on increasing participation of underrepresented communities in STEAM education and careers, Experience STEAM was able to recruit volunteers to fill the 450 positions needed to …

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NCAT Hosts Drone Business Plan Competition as a Part of Experience STEAM

Northland Community & Technical College and the National Center for Autonomous Technologies (NCAT) provided students with an opportunity to take part in a three-day Drone Business Plan Bootcamp, culminating in a pitch event to share their business idea, in hopes of turning their idea into a reality. The bootcamp was designed for high school students …

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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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