Unmanned Systems Academic Summit – 2019

September 17, 2019 @ 7:45 am – 6:00 pm
Sinclair Community College
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The fifth annual Unmanned Systems Academic Summit is again being co-hosted by The Ohio State University and the Sinclair College National UAS Training and Certification Center to facilitate an open dialog related to ongoing activities, technologies, and trends in UAS education and research. This year, topics will cover an expanded array of unmanned systems topics, not just those focused on Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS).

Invited experts will provide focused presentations related to their work in unmanned systems research and development, education and training, commercialization, and technology transfer covering air, ground, and water domains.

In addition to the speakers and demonstrations, the Summit format will provide ample time for networking during the provided morning breakfast break, lunch, and afternoon breaks.

Attendees will also have an opportunity to participate in hands-on UAS simulation, indoor flight, wind tunnel, and other demonstrations during the end of the day reception in the Sinclair National UAS Training and Certification Center and UAS Indoor Flying Pavilion.

Keynote Speaker:

Col. (Ret.) Joseph E. Zeis, Jr., Esq. | Aerospace and Defense Advisor | Office of the Governor, State of Ohio

Highlighted Speakers Include

Dr. James Gregory | Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering | Director of the Aerospace Research Center | The Ohio State University

Dr. Levent Guvenc | Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering | Director of the Automated Driving Laboratory | The Ohio State University

Mr. Travis White | Research Engineer | Great Lakes Research Center | Michigan Technological University

Dr. Blake Stringer | Associate Professor, College of Aeronautics and Engineering | Kent State University

Dr. Dustin Souder | PPRI-CCAT Postdoctoral Autonomous Vehicle Policy Fellow | Perdue University

Dr. Andrew Shepherd | Executive Director and Chief Scientist | National UAS Training and Certification Center | Sinclair College

Mr. Justin Morgan | Chair, Automotive Technology Department | Sinclair College

Ms. Amy Burns | Automatic Collision Avoidance Technology Program Manager | Air Force Research Laboratory