Students Learn About USGS Uses of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS)
Thursday, May 18, 2017
On May 16, 2017, Dr. Chris Holmquist-Johnson presented “Using Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) for Science” at Irish Elementary School in Fort Collins. The presentation was an overview of Fort Collins Science Center (FORT) projects that use sUAS and was designed to show young science students how sUAS are used for different scientific applications. For example, FORT projects are applying sUAS to several areas of research including wildlife monitoring, river mapping, and habitat analysis. Dr. Holmquist-Johnson discussed the different sensors and airframes that are used for each project and what types of data they are able to collect and analyze. (Chris Holmquist-Johnson, Fort Collins, Colorado, 970-226-9382).