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The 6th Annual Action Summit welcomed more than 250 participants to North Dakota Farmers Union in Jamestown on January 16 & 17, 2017.

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New Faculty Start-Up awards announced


The NDSU Departments of Biological Sciences and Pharmaceutical Sciences have been awarded a total of $300,000 over two years by the North Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, known as ND EPSCoR, for its Infrastructure Improvement Program New Faculty Start-Up initiative. The supplemental funding will enable the hiring of new faculty in the departments.

Work starts on drone training academy at nation's first unmanned aircraft business park


Officials on Monday broke ground for a $2.5 million drone training academy in North Dakota, at the nation's first unmanned aircraft business park.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. in September announced a 10-year lease to establish the academy at the Grand Sky facility, a 1.2 million-square-foot park at Grand Forks Air Force Base being funded by public and private money. Defense contractor Northrop Grumman also is a tenant, and broke ground on its facility last month.

UND a foundational member of Big Data Regional Innovation Hub


Big Data means Big Discovery for the University of North Dakota and the regional economy. UND recently established the Midwest Big Data Hub (MBDH)

Major UAS manufacturers share plans, visions at UAS Summit


Three of the big hitters among UAS manufacturers and operators—Northrop Grumman, General Atomics and Textron Systems—shared some of their plans, insights and visions with attendees of the 9th Annual UAS Summit and Expo in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

General Atomics to build drone pilot training academy in N.D.


General Atomics Aeronautical Systems will build a 16,000 square feet drone pilot training academy in the Grand Sky unmanned aerial systems (UAS) park just west of Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D., U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D. said

UAS summit grows with industry


Delore Zimmerman can't predict exactly where the unmanned aircraft systems industry is going, but he can tell you where it's been.

NASA awards UND Space Studies three grants totaling $2.12 million


The University of North Dakota Department of Space Studies was recently awarded three grants totaling $2.16 million by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Nation’s first UAS commercial park performs first drone flight


For Tom Swoyer, president of Grand Sky Development Co., it is the people that have asked the question, “why not?” that have made all of the difference in making the nation’s first unmanned aircraft systems business park a reality. During a cool morning set amongst the backdrop of flatland agriculture fields, a highway to the south and the Grand Forks Air Force Base to the north, Swoyer addressed a large group of dignitaries, military leaders and industry representatives, thanking many for bringing the UAS commercial park to life.

Major UAS manufacturers, experts, leaders set for 9th UAS Summit


Agenda announced for 9th UAS Summit taking place September 21-23 in Grand Forks, North Dakota

AFRL awarding up to $3.5 Million for research of UAS Integration Technology

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) invites proposals to support Research Projects on Technologies Related to the Integration of Unmanned Aircraft System in the Airspace Environment. Multiple awards may be made. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Proposals will be accepted on a continuing basis until Aug 6, 2019. More information regarding BAA-2014-0006-RQKPC is available at:

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