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Unmanned Aerial Systems Breakfast
February 9, 2015 by: Lesley Gooding

Parkland College and Sinclair Community College are excited to invite you to join us for breakfast and conversation surrounding the emerging Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) industry and precision agriculture the morning of March 6, 2015.


It is estimated that 80% of Unmanned Aerial Systems operations will support precision agriculture applications once they are fully integrated into the National Airspace System. This engaging breakfast will briefly explore the applications and benefits of UAS utilization in support of precision agriculture. Additionally, it will touch on currently permitted operations under existing regulations and what may be allowed in the near future once approved by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Friday, March 6, 2015
7:30-11am (7:30-8am, breakfast and networking)
Tony Noel Agricultural Technology Applications Center, Room W115
WBT 321 001Z
$29 (advanced registration is required)

To reserve your seat by February 27, please call Parkland College Business Training at 217/351-2235 or return the attached registration form.

Dr. Andrew Shepherd serves as the Director for Unmanned Aerial Systems at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. With more than a decade of experience in the defense industry and academia focused on modeling and simulation, research, course development, accreditation, instruction, and mentorship, Shepherd offers extensive knowledge in many areas of technology, higher education, and workforce training and development. He serves as an Editorial Advisory Board Member for the Two Cultures Journal in addition to his role as the Managing Editor for the Journal of Unmanned Aerial Systems. Named to both Dayton’s top 40 Under 40 and top 100 Defense and Aerospace Professionals by the Dayton Business Journal in 2014, Shepherd is an active member of his community and broader aerospace industry. He earned his Associate of Applied Science degree in Aviation Technology – Professional Pilot and Airway Science Option – from Sinclair Community College. He went on to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where he earned both a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Aeronautics with dual minors in Management and Aviation Safety and a Master of Aeronautical Science with dual specializations of Space Science and Human Factors in Aviation. He most recently earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a specialization in Management of Engineering and Technology from Arizona's Northcentral University.


Link to "Registration-UAV-form.pdf"