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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*: ...

[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]Thomas Nelson Community College is offering courses in small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), also known as drones. These classes will provide training to fast track you into a career in sUAS. These classes can also help you develop skills in sUAS to add to your current skill set to prepare for jobs in...

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...

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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...

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium is happy to announce the opening of registration for the virtual 2021 Student Research Conference (SRC) set to be held on April 9, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Conference is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about VSGC-funded research of interest to NASA. Registration is required to attend. At the conference,...

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium is happy to announce the GeoTEd-UAS Newsletter on February 9, 2021. The newsletter includes stories and updates on various projects from the 2020/2021 winter season, such as the support for High School educators completing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) training and acquisition of remote pilot certification. Click here to download your copy today. For more information on GeoTEd-UAS visit...

Two educators from Hampton City Schools were provided funding from GeoTEd-UAS to complete the Unmanned Systems Remote Pilot Ground School (UMS-107) course offered by Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC). The educators were also supported to take the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate exam. Possessing a Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate is required to legally fly small unmanned aircraft systems...

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium has about $80,000 total in program funding for member-led innovative project awards. We anticipate making 8 to 10 awards from this funding pool. We would like to solicit proposals for innovative projects in higher education, pre-college education, or informal education where a small grant would make a difference. Areas of interest for this solicitation include: Programs that include activities...