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UAS Student Access Day









About UAS Student Access Day


The UAS Student Access Day will connect existing students or educators and the region’s impressive talent pool with current UAS entities during a one-day event co-located at the UAS Summit & Expo taking place August 21-23 in Grand Forks, North Dakota. For the second straight year, industry will have the opportunity to interact with more than 100 undergraduates, graduates or recently graduated UAS-focused individuals through company presentations, pitches and face-to-face networking. Participating students will have a unique chance to learn about industry trends, potential employment options and what it takes to succeed in the UAS sector.

Student Or Educator Access


Participants will learn about the state of the UAS industry, exciting employment opportunities, innovative companies, important industry trends and the increasing prospects for establishing a future in the world of UAS. Start-up companies looking to grow along with established industry mainstay’s searching for top-talent will each explain why the UAS industry has never been more exciting, and what it will take to become part of their respective teams.

Organizational Access


Student participants will learn about the state of the UAS industry, exciting employment opportunities, innovative companies, important industry trends and the increasing prospects for establishing a future in the world of UAS. Start-up companies looking to grow along with established industry mainstay’s searching for top-talent will each explain why the UAS industry has never been more exciting, and what it will take to become part of their respective teams.

Participants


Undergraduate students majoring in unmanned aircraft systems or aerospace will be joined by other undergraduate, graduate or recently-graduated students from both the UAS sector and other applicable fi elds such as engineering.

Companies and organizations looking to promote, educate or inform student participants of future projects, current openings or internship opportunities will have various ways to participate.

General Registration

If you have any questions on registration or rates please give us a call at 866-746-8385.


Students or Educators* FREE



General Registration $49.00

*Must present valid student ID at check-in




Monday, August 21

1:00 pm - 1:05 pm Opening Remarks
Luke Geiver, Editor, UAS Magazine
1:05 pm - 1:30 pm The State of UAS: Industry Needs, Expectations and Opportunities
Insight From The Magazine
Luke Geiver, Editor, UAS Magazine
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Startups Tell All: Turning a UAS Skillset Into a Business
Regional Opportunities For UAS Startups
Brandon Baumbach, Business Development and Outreach Manager, Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corp
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Refreshment Break
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Big Names In UAS: National, Global UAS Firms Share Visions
Navigating The Changing World Of UAS
Jakee Stoltz, Northern Plains UAS Test Site, Operations Manager
3:00 pm - 3:20 pm Research and Commercial Market Trends
The Need For Content Management And Pilot Services
Anthony Molzahn, Co-Founder, Project Phoenix
3:20 pm – 3:40 pm UAS Company Presentations/Pitches
Understanding The Technology And Role Of Counter UAS
Pete Martinez, CEO, Natural Resources Security
3:40 pm – 4:00 pm UAS Company Presentations/Pitches
Turning A UAV Platform Idea Into An Investment-Grade Company
William Fredericks, CEO, Advanced Aircraft
4:00 pm Event Adjourns




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