April 22nd, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Get a brief from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials on two programs that engage academia in the agency’s efforts to further integrate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the national airspace system.
The UAS-Collegiate Training Initiative (CTI) is a network of educational institutions that prepare students for careers in UAS. Launched on April 30, 2020, the initiative engages educational institutions in continuous dialogue with industry, local government, law enforcement, and regional economic development stakeholders to address labor force needs in this rapidly growing industry.
The FAA UAS Center of Excellence – the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE) – is comprised of 15 of the world's leading research institutions, led by Mississippi State University, along with eight affiliate universities. These institutions perform research on behalf of the agency that focus in areas critical to safe and successful integration of drones into the nation's airspace.
Alina George, Program Analyst, UAS Office of Safety and Integration, FAA
Diana Robinson, Project Specialist, UAS Office of Safety and Integration, FAA
Stephen P. Luxion, Col (Ret) ‘LUX”, Executive Director, ASSURE FAA Center of Excellence for UAS
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