College of Engineering leading the way with autonomous innovation; drones expert at Oct. 18 lecture

Oct 17, 2014

College of Engineering Dean Manos Maragakis
Credit University of Nevada, Reno

University of Nevada, Reno Provost Kevin Carman and Engineering Dean Manos Maragakis  discuss NAASIC, the University’s Nevada Advanced Autonomous Systems Innovation Center. The interview with David Stipech aired on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines (air date 10-17-14). 

The development of NAASIC is supported by a $3 million grant from the Knowledge Fund which is administered through the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Warren Rapp was recently appointed as NAASIC business director.

The University already has work under way in advanced autonomous systems; NAASIC will further spur research and teaching in this arena. This includes active research and development programs related to drones, plus advanced autonomous systems including robotics and other aspects of engineering.      

Drone expert, ex-fighter pilot Dr. Missy Cummings speaks on campus Saturday, Oct. 18 

Dr. Missy Cummings, 2014 College of Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series
Credit University of Nevada, Reno College of Engineering

The University of Nevada, Reno's College of Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series features Dr. Missy Cummings, automous systems expert and one of the U.S. Navy's first female fighter pilots. She'll present: “Drones: A tipping point of technology.” The lecture is free and open to the public at 6:00 p.m. in the Joe Crowley Student Union Milt Glick Ballroom. Click here for more information.

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