What is GeoTEd-UAS?

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) represents a new data collection tool, that can add tremendous value to industry and decision making. Many existing employment sectors have an immediate need for Operations Technicians to take advantage of UAS operations capabilitites.


The Geospatial Technician Education — Unmanned Aircraft Systems (GeoTEd-UAS) project team includes the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC), Thomas Nelson Community College, Mountain Empire Community College, Virginia Tech, and the Virginia Community College System (VCCS).


Administered by the VSGC, the GeoTEd-UAS team was awarded a project grant by the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education (NSF-ATE) program.


GeoTEd-UAS will prepare students for success as small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) operations technicians (sUASOT). Small UASOT duties typically include planning and flying sUAS missions, maintaining sUAS, and processing geospatial data to analyze and solve problems.

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Researchers at the University of Tokyo have created a #robot capable of changing shape midair. DRAGON is designed to be able to safely navigate indoor spaces, which are more likely to be obstructed environments than outdoor spaces.

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  • GeoTEd-UAS has approved three mini-grants which will deliver funding to Virginia Highlands Community College (VHCC), Virginia Tech – College of

  • Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) recently completed a DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) panel to establish a DACUM chart for an Unmanned Systems (