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DroneTECH Educators Workshop: Drones and Geospatial Applications
#: UAST 8008   ID: St. Cloud   Section: July 16-18  
Northland Aerospace has led Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Geospatial Information Technology (UAS and GIT) education developments since 2010 with the launch of the nation’s first UAS Maintenance Training Program.  Northland Aerospace, currently has the only 2-year Geospatial Intelligence Analysis degree program and launched a small UAS Field Service Technician degree program in 2017.
Northland has also been awarded multiple National Science Foundation Advanced Technological program projects in partnership with St Cloud State University.  St Cloud State University has long been a leader in Geographic Information Systems Technology with advanced degree programs and 2+2 models throughout the state.  With the most recent NSF award Northland and SCSU are proud to announce increased support for the DRONETECH Educator Workshops funded by the NSF ATE program.
Who: Secondary and Post-Secondary Instructors Teaching in STEM Related Disciplines Looking at UAS and GIT Program and Courseware Development.

Topic: This workshop will focus on practical industry applications for Drones and Geospatial Technology.  Weather pending, participants will conduct field operations and data collection. Ongoing applied research projects will provide examples of how drones and geospatial technology are used.  Pix4D software will be utilized in the processing of digital imagery.


Application Process: Registration is free for this workshop and meals are provided during the workshop hours.  Participants are responsible for all travel cost to the workshop, however eligible participants are able to receive up to $800 reimbursement after attending. If you will be seeking reimbursement please send the following information to by May 1st, 2019 to verify eligibility.

Title the email DRONETECH 2019 APPLICATION and include:

  • Name
  • Contact Info
  • Position or Association to School
  • Institution of Instruction
  • Discipline of Instruction
  • Number of Years in Current Position
  • Level/Grade you Instruct
  • A narrative outlining your plan for curriculum development and integration based on attending the workshop.  This may include:
    • What do you want to get out of attending?
    • Interests in drones and geospatial technology.
    • Impact for your students.
    • Other information we should know.

If approved, reimbursement will be provided after attending the DRONETECH Educator Workshop.

Requirements for Reimbursement: Reimbursement for travel expenses requires participants to meet eligibility requirements and provide a plan of action for curriculum that will result in course development based on the workshop activities. This may be demonstrated through the following:

  • Attend the DRONETECH Educator Workshop.
  • Provide plans for development of courses and pathways at your institution relating to UAS and GIT.
  • Participate in the mentoring network for additional UAS and GIT faculty development.
  • Lead organizational policy development for safe and legal integration of UAS at your home institution.
  • Publicize the use of UAS to increase UAS and GIT enrollment in both your service region and across the state and region.

Please read: This material is based in part upon work supported by the National Science Foundation (DUE 1501629 and 1700615). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation

Bring to Class:

Course location:
St. Cloud State University
720 4th Ave S
310 Stewart Hall
Saint Cloud, MN 56301

For any questions please email, or call 320-291-5380

Cancellations are requested 14 days in advance.


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Dates & Times:
07/16/2019   8:00AM - 3:00PM
07/17/2019   8:00AM - 3:00PM
07/18/2019   8:00AM - 3:00PM