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Kansas State Polytechnic

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Michael Most
Assoc. Professor, Aviation
mtmost@k-state.edu
785-826-2681

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Kurt Carraway
Acting UAS Program Mgr.
Applied Aviation Research Center
kcarraway@k-state.edu
785-826-2624

Kansas State Polytechnic
2310 Centennial Road
Salina, KS 67401-8196
785-826-2640
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UAS in the News

Meeting industry demands: Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus expands unmanned aircraft systems program with new bachelor’s degree and minor

With the unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, industry growing at a rapid pace, Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus is meeting career demands with the addition of a new bachelor’s degree and minor beginning this fall.

Combining UAS, commonly known as drones, technology with coursework in computer science, electronic engineering and mechanical engineering, Kansas State Polytechnic is offering a Bachelor of Science in engineering technology with an unmanned aircraft systems option. The new course of study complements the already existing aeronautical technology bachelor’s degree in UAS, which is centered around piloting and field operations, by concentrating on the design and implementation of unmanned systems. The university also is adding a UAS minor with both a flight operations focus and a data acquisition and management focus. Doctoral-level faculty members are leading the program.

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Posted June 2015

Kansas universities awarded new FAA Center of Excellence designation

Three Kansas universities are members of the new Federal Aviation Administration Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, which was awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C., recently.

Wichita State University, Kansas State University and the University of Kansas are members of the new center known as the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence, or ASSURE, which will play a key role in helping the FAA develop rules regulating commercial unmanned aerial systems. ASSURE, which will be led by Mississippi State University, will provide the FAA and industry with research to maximize the potential of commercial unmanned systems with minimal changes to the current system regulating manned aircraft.

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Posted May 2015

Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus adding UAS cybersecurity concentration to master’s degree program, first online class begins June 8

In today’s technological era, protecting information has become paramount. And with processing, storing and transporting communication an extensive component of unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus is expanding its curriculum offerings to provide solutions for this type of security.

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Posted May 2015

Kansas State Polytechnic's UAS program boosts fleet with special filmmaking aircraft

Kansas State Polytechnic's unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, program has grown its fleet to 27 with the recent addition of the DJI Inspire 1 — a vehicle designed primarily for cinematography. The university becomes one of the first entities in the country to have access to this particular aircraft.

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Posted February 2015

Kansas State University Poltechnic Campus becomes first entity in the country to receive statewide access for flight operations of small unmanned aircraft systems

Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus has reached a national milestone in the unmanned aircraft systems industry, becoming the first entity in the country to receive approval from the Federal Aviation Administration, or FAA, for statewide access during flight operations.

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Posted February 2015