Fostering Education and Learning
The incorporation of unmanned systems is a growing trend in science, technology, mathematics and engineering education programs. With more than 150 universities across the nation offering unmanned and robotics programs, hundreds of students are at the forefront of research and technology. In addition to providing students with groundbreaking technology, these programs are producing graduates with the necessary expertise to seek employment as pilots, observers, sensor operators and operations administrators of unmanned systems.
Did you know?
The degree programs are often developed in close liaison with the unmanned systems industry to provide the skills needed for their future employees. Universities offering unmanned systems undergraduate and Bachelor’s degrees include:
• Brigham Young University
• Cochise College
• Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
• Indiana State University
• Kansas State University
• North Carolina University
• Oklahoma State University
• University of California, Santa Cruz
• University of Colorado
• University of North Dakota
• University of Oklahoma
• University of Southampton, UK
• University of West Florida
Did you know?
Students at Natick High School in Massachusetts worked on designing and building a robot which could search underwater beneath ice to help with search and rescue efforts. The robot can be operated safely from shore while it searches through holes in ice for anyone who may have fallen through. Natick High School students developed the design idea using Lego kits and created a computer program to control the robot. The team working on the project is participating in the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam program, an initiative which encourages high school students to invent technological solutions to real-world problems.