Title

Drones are Everywhere!

Presenter Email

andreas.wesemann@usu.edu

Location

Mori Hosseini Student Union Events Center (Bldg #610) – Rooms 165 E/F

Start Date

3-2-2020 8:00 AM

End Date

3-2-2020 9:30 AM

Submission Type

Presentation

Topic Area

Strategies/Successes in mentoring school-age children about aviation careers; Training; Implications for pilots; Supporting the next generation of aviation professionals; Training; Implications for pilots

Other Topic Area

Small Unmanned Aerial System Training

Keywords

sUAS, Drones, STEM, Pipeline, Pathway, Aviation Education

Abstract

Drones are everywhere! Using technology to enhance learning in collegiate and secondary school education.

Unmanned Aerial Systems are invading our campus at Utah State University, and we see drones flying everywhere. Using hands-on activities, including design, building and actually flying, students are becoming FAA certified Remote Pilot as part of a new minor at USU. This workshop will discover how this program was created, how the use of active learning labs compliment student programs in all disciplines from journalism to business, and landscape architecture to natural resources. Using examples from the first two years of course offerings, participants will discover how this course is the opposite of lecture, and uses modern technology to teach across all the STEM disciplines. Our program grew from one class of 42 to 10 offerings for over 200 students.

In this session, participants will learn:

- Who are todays technologically minded students?

- Why do students learn best with hands-on activities?

- How do can you use drone technology to enhance other degree programs?

- What is the future of drones in the classroom?

- Where can you fly?

- When can I take a course for certification?

Presentations

This workshop will review today’s technologically minded students, as digital natives who will Google while you are presenting, and present how student learn best by ‘hands-on’ activities. This rising generation that thrives on Xtreme and edutainment, can be enticed to STEM with this rapidly emerging technology. Using the latest technology can enhance many agriculture topics, from animal tracking to crop analysis, and water observation to landscape mapping. Yes indeed, drones are everywhere!

Presenter Biography

Assistant Professor Andreas Wesemann, known as Professor Baron to his students, is the Director of the Aviation Technology – Professional Pilot Program at Utah State University. He achieved his dream of becoming a pilot after graduation and commissioning from the United States Air Force Academy and became in instructor pilot in five different aircraft. He was drawn to teaching throughout his distinguished military service. After retiring from his 27-year career, Professor Baron returned from the sky to become a full-time instructor at USU. He has developed a new online Master of Aviation Science degree and drone minor to expand education opportunities for students, and was selected as the Teacher of the Year for the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences.

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Mar 2nd, 8:00 AM Mar 2nd, 9:30 AM

Drones are Everywhere!

Mori Hosseini Student Union Events Center (Bldg #610) – Rooms 165 E/F

Drones are everywhere! Using technology to enhance learning in collegiate and secondary school education.

Unmanned Aerial Systems are invading our campus at Utah State University, and we see drones flying everywhere. Using hands-on activities, including design, building and actually flying, students are becoming FAA certified Remote Pilot as part of a new minor at USU. This workshop will discover how this program was created, how the use of active learning labs compliment student programs in all disciplines from journalism to business, and landscape architecture to natural resources. Using examples from the first two years of course offerings, participants will discover how this course is the opposite of lecture, and uses modern technology to teach across all the STEM disciplines. Our program grew from one class of 42 to 10 offerings for over 200 students.

In this session, participants will learn:

- Who are todays technologically minded students?

- Why do students learn best with hands-on activities?

- How do can you use drone technology to enhance other degree programs?

- What is the future of drones in the classroom?

- Where can you fly?

- When can I take a course for certification?