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Student interns learned the intricacies of flying UAVs(Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) as part of Thomas Nelson Community College's Drone Program. The course, UMS 111 - Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS), is a custom course to prepare the students and faculty for a four-week internship in partnership with Virginia Tech. The co-leads on the hands-on training sessions are: Cherie Aukland (...

VSGC recently held the Student Research Conference in Hampton, Virginia. Students from colleges all over Virginia gathered to share and learn. A total of 33 Graduate Research Fellows and 13 Undergraduate Research Scholars presented the results of their research funded by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium. The colleges represented included Hampton University, Old Dominion University, William & Mary, Virginia Tech, and...

Virginia Space Grant Consortium's (VSGC) Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP) team met with Old Dominion University students during a job fair event at Chartway Arena on October 19, 2021. CSIIP links companies and students in STEM majors, including but not limited to high-need areas such as Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Data Science (Data Analytics, Data Visualization, etc.), Information Technology, Engineering, Physical...

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) is excited to announce the first video in our new “Next Steps in STEM” video series. This series will highlight participants of VSGC programs who have taken their next steps in #STEM. They are the next generation of the STEM workforce and Virginia’s best and brightest. This video features Jackson Bloomer, a drone pilot for...

Location:  Virtual (Zoom)!!! What: 3-day workshop. Mapping with Drones Who: Local / State / Federal government employees, Private industry, Natural resource professionals, Planning professionals, Public safety professionals, Planning District Commission (PDC) employees, Extension agents / specialists, Agricultural operators, Educators, Realtors, Inspection teams, etc. Topic: Mapping with Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Additional Information: Is available via the Workshop Website à http://www.virginiaview.net/workshops-events  Online Registration: https://tinyurl.com/Drones2021   (credit card or e-check payments accepted. When*: ...

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Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) will nominate three graduate students who attend higher education institutions in Virginia and meet the eligibility criteria to be considered for selection to the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring. The 2021 Institute will be held October 28-31, 2021 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. NASA’s National Space Grant program will sponsor 10 students...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) provided an “Introduction to Geospatial Technology and Unmanned Aircraft Systems” teacher workshop at Bethel High School in Hampton, Virginia on May 21, 2021. The workshop was provided through the VSGC’s GEOTREK-12 program with funding support from the VSGC-led GeoTEd-UAS project. The event gave teachers from Hampton City Schools...

National Center for Autonomous Technologies (NCAT) released a feature piece on Shawn Sheilds Lyons, Professor of Chemistry, Germanna Community College, and a Co-PI of GeoTEd-UAS. In the piece, Lyons recants her experiences, successes, and failures that led her to where she is today.When asked about her involvement with GeoTEd-UAS, she had this to say. "I am now a Co-PI on the newest...

On April 9, 2021, the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) hosted the 2021 Student Research Conference for the first time in a virtual environment with support from the Old Dominion University Office of Distance Learning,   During the conference, 36 Graduate Research Fellows and 12 Undergraduate Scholars presented their research findings in areas such as Aerospace, Structures and Materials, Astrophysics, and Applied...