Sinclair Community College to join national drone research
This article was published in the Dayton Business Journal on January 28, 2016. Read the original article here.
Sinclair Community College is joining a federally-funded network of drone research.
The school announced it is joining the Federal Aviation Administration's UAS Center of Excellence, a federally-funded endeavor of schools around the country researching technology of all kinds surrounding drones, from air traffic control to ground operations, piloting and training, and others.
“Joining this organization will provide Sinclair with the opportunity to share our expertise and collaborate with some of the leaders in the UAS field who are doing some truly groundbreaking work to advance the industry,” said Deb Norris, senior vice president for Sinclair Workforce Development.
The Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence, or ASSURE, is funded with a $5 million, five-year federal agreement. The organization is led by Mississippi State University, with Ohio State University the only other institution in this state involved.
It's a natural fit for Sinclair, which has pushed aggressively to develop programs for drone research and training. Last year it opened a $5 million national training and certification center downtown.