Commercial UAV Expo Europe  

September 3-5, 2024  •  Caesars Forum  •  Las Vegas

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University Pavilion & Roundtable Discussion

University Pavilion

Much of the innovation occurring in UAV/UAS is taking place at leading research and technical universities around the world. Universities specializing in drone research were invited to exhibit in the University Pavilion at Commercial UAV Expo.

Participating in the University Pavilion allows you to share your latest research, meet industry professionals eager to learn of the newest applications, and promote programs of study. Project posters should be informative and compelling!

Price & Inclusions: 

○ $13 sq. ft. (100 sq. ft. minimum, 200 sq. ft. maximum)

Included in the price: 

  • Pipe & Drape
  • Ballroom carpeting
  • (1) Identification sign with Exhibitor name and booth number
  • (1) 6’x30″ draped table, (2) chairs, & waste basket
  • Electricity and Wi-Fi internet
  • Inclusion of Exhibitor in Event’s general marketing campaign
  • Exhibitor Information on the mobile app and event website
  • (2) Exhibit Hall Only Passes for staff
  • (2) Conference Passes for staff – includes access to conference sessions and the exhibit hall
  • Lunch on September 4 & 5 for registered staff

University Roundtable Discussion

As more universities are looking to implement new UAV programs of study or keep already established program up to date with the latest UAV applications, faculty and administration are left to set standards, determine best practices, stay within regulation, and more. This interactive roundtable is open to anyone involved in an academic role who wanted to discuss and learn from others on topics such as: program & curriculum development, preparing students for the workforce, liability & insurance, qualifications for instructors, and student recruitment & assessment.

Topics Include: Curriculum Development & Qualifications for Instructors; Scalable Campus Pilot and Flight Management; Preparing Students for the Commercial Workforce; Liability & Insurance; Student Recruitment & Assessment 

Join the Discussion!

Date / Time: Thursday, September 5, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: Room 405 / 406

Email [email protected] for more information!

2024 Participating Universities

Columbia Gorge Community College

CGCC is a public two-year community college in Oregon. The college’s vision is to become the first option of choice for education and training and its actions are guided by those principles. CGCC provides high-caliber instruction, small classes with personalized attention, and robust programs that lead not just to jobs, but to careers.

CGCC aligns there programs with the standards of the State of Oregon Department of Education, so that students may qualify for professional certifications, or transfer to four-year universities to complete their bachelor’s degrees. 

CGCC’s sUAS certificate program aligns with the industry’s needs.  In addition, the sUAS program can be integrated into our AAS Electro-Mechanical or Advanced Manufacturing degrees.

CGCC offers an associate in applied science in Aviation Maintenance Technology.

CGCC provides small classes, Instructors, and staff who care and are industry experienced.  CGCC offers on-campus housing in their beautiful new dorms. We are located on the Columbia River near hiking, biking, water sports, and year-round skiing on Mt. Hood.  A stunning environment to live, play, work, and study.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the world’s largest, most comprehensive institution specializing in aviation, aviation business, aerospace, engineering and STEM-related degree programs. A fully accredited university, Embry-Riddle is also a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies. A nonprofit, independent institution, Embry-Riddle offers more than 100 associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts & Sciences, Aviation, Business, Engineering and Security & Intelligence. The university educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., through its Worldwide Campus with approximately 125 locations globally, and through online programs.

Fullerton College

The Fullerton Drone Lab is the new drone technology program at Fullerton College. The program consists of piloting courses as well as application training emphasizing in construction, inspection, surveying and public safety. In addition, the actual lab course brings engineering, machining and programming students together to develop aerial, terrestrial or submersible drones to address industry issues. Degrees in autonomous systems development and certificates in skills like: thermal imaging, topographic surveying, and inspection are available or being developed.

 The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University is home to a burgeoning UAV community. Under the umbrella of #OSUAviation we are proud to be researching and using drones in the fields of data collection, photogrammetry and urban air mobility. Our Aerospace Research Center is involved in UAV integration into the National Airspace System, aerodynamic research, and policy development among other projects. The University’s airport is the first FAR Part 139 certificated airport in the country to use UAVs as a component of our airfield management practices. From the end-user side, Ohio State’s Center for Aviation studies has created, and oversees, an FAR Part 107 training course for the public and is implementing curricula for students within the traditional fixed wing pilot track to better prepare them for the advances of tomorrow.

University of Maryland

The UMD UAS Research and Operations Center is dedicated to facilitating the safe and effective use of UAS in research and educational settings for University faculty and students; providing expert technical and operational support to public and private entities employing UAS in new and innovative ways; and to advancing the state of the art in UAS and their seamless integration into the National Airspace System.

University of North Dakota – Research Institute for Autonomous Systems

The University of North Dakota, Research Institute for Autonomous Systems (RIAS) is built upon the core UND values of community, lifelong learning and discovery. With a well-articulated plan, expertise across a broad set of disciplines, and an organized, committed team, we continue to RIAS to the challenge of providing autonomous technologies and policies that serve society.

 Utah State University Aviation Technology

Utah State University has three areas of focus for unmanned aerial systems technology including education, research, and outreach.

The Aviation Technology program at Utah State University prides itself in exceptional training to produce high-quality pilots and technicians the industry needs, as well as being able to give students the necessary piloting, maintenance, and PIC skills the UAS industry needs. Three B.S. degrees are offered in the Aviation Technology program — Professional Pilot for fixed wing and rotorcraft (helicopters), Maintenance Management, and Aviation Management with an emphasis in UAS or Airport Operations.  

As an R1 research institution, AggieAir offers the service of providing potential clients with time sensitive, high-resolution, multi-spectral aerial imagery. The Remote Sensing Service Center has over 15 years of experience in areas of sUAV, from the initial planning stages of flight development, liaising directly with the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), applying for Certificates of Authorization (COA), to flight planning and actual mission flights. 

The Aggie Drone Academy, under USU Extension, was created to educate and train youth, high school educators, community organizations and first responders how to become certified, fly and utilize UAS.

 Warren Community College

The WarrenUAS program at Warren Community College (NJ) is a licensed and accredited college dedicated to the advancement of UxS education. Fully certified as an AUVSI TOP Level 3 Training Provider, an ASTM Certified Training Center, and a member of the FAA CTI program; Warren holds certificates of waiver for Flight Over People and Beyond Visual Line of Sight. Warren offers certificates and a degree in UxS Systems. All instructors are TOP RPI Certified. 

The Dr. Joseph Warren Robotics Research Center is a 6,000+ sq. ft. facility featuring dedicated labs for Photogrammetry, GIS, flight simulation, aircraft, ground vehicles, maritime ROV, and a state-of-the-art robotics build and repair laboratory. The Smith Flight Training Center offers student pilots a dedicated droneport, drone racing course, NIST training and certification apparatus, an accident reconstruction station and plenty of space to fly both multi-rotor and fixed-wing aircraft.

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