Innovation District puts spotlight on students' work with unmanned systems

Published: Monday, December 14, 2020 By: Marcus Elwell Source: VeloCity

The Innovation District will hold its Student Showcase on Unmanned Systems virtually this Thursday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. You can register here for the free event.

The showcase will highlight student research projects on unmanned, autonomous system technologies and allow for meaningful interaction with the students to gain a better understanding of their research.

“This is a great opportunity to see some of the innovative work the young talent in our state is undertaking”, said Jeff Seymour, executive vice president of economic development for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber. “Our state is well on its way to being a leader in unmanned technologies and that starts with these impressive students at our partner universities.”

Event speakers:

Autonomous Surveying of Water at the Surface Level

Presented by Muwanika Jdiobe

Muwanika Jdiobe is from Uganda, and he has a double major in mechanicals and aerospace engineering from Oklahoma State University. He recently completed his masters and will be starting his PhD in the Spring of 2021.

Autonomous Aerial Surveying of a Large Body of Water

Presented by Andrew Cole

Andrew Cole is from Edmond, Oklahoma and graduated from Oklahoma State University in the Spring of 2020 with a double major in mechanicals and aerospace engineering. He is currently pursuing a masters and has been with the Unmanned Systems Research Institute as a student worker for the past two and a half years.

Moderated by Victoria Natalie, MS.

Research Engineer, Unmanned Systems Research Institute

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