Hosted by Sinclair National UAS Training & Certification Center
October 15, 2020
• The 6th Annual Unmanned Systems Academic Summit was held on October 15, 2020. The event, hosted by the Sinclair National UAS Training and Certification Center as a two hour online presentation, had attendees and speakers from 16 states and 4 countries. Total registration for the event was a record 355 attendees. A lineup of 8 speakers covered an array of topics highlighting current technology in unmanned aerial systems and the joint research efforts of industry and academia.
• SUMMIT AGENDA
Dr. Jacqueline Housel, Professor of Geography/Geospatial Technology and Chair of Sociology, Geography, and Social Work, Sinclair College
List of Speakers
Mr. Nathan P. Diller, Director, AFWERX
Presenting: Agility Prime: Driving Innovation to Accelerate the Commercial Market for Advanced Air Mobility Vehicles
Dr. Andrew D. Shepherd, Executive Director and Chief, Scientist, Unmanned Aerial Systems, Sinclair College
Mr. Scott Koorndyk, President, The Entrepreneurs Center,
Co-Presenting: Developing the Next Generation of UAS, Entrepreneurs through Education, Networking, and Competition
Col. Kurt J. Carraway, USAF Ret., UAS Executive, Director, Applied Aviation Research Center, Kansas State University Polytechnic
Mr. Douglas Hammon, Director for Applied Research, and Development, Unmanned Aerial Systems, Sinclair College
Co-Presenting: Opportunities and Processes for Small UAS Type Certification
Mr. Brad Whitby, Managing Director, National Science, Foundation Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Presenting: C-UAS: Providing Innovative Solutions to Key Technical Challenges and Superb Training for Future Leaders in the UAS Industry
Mr. Jonathan Beck, Executive Director and PI, National Center for Autonomous Technology
Presenting: NSF Connection: Navigating the Future of Autonomous Technologies
Dr. Gregory Crutsinger, Director of Science & Communications, GeoAcuity
Presenting: Commercial Advances in Image Processing and Analytics for Agricultural Drones
• The Sinclair National UAS Training and Certification Center is Site #17 on the Aviation Trail.
• Below are some visuals from the presentation.