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What are the Positive Applications of Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drones) and How Can We, as a Scientific Community, Promote Them?

by Dr. Rich Schultz

Friday, March 25, 2016

To be held at

McCrone Research Institute
2820 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616

6:00 PM: Pizza, salad and beverages ~ Tariff (if eating) $15.00

Contact Freddie Smith for Reservations / Cancellations at 312-842-7100 or Freddie@mcri.org by Noon THURSDAY, March 24, 2016

7:00 PM: Presentation
Unmanned aerial systems or "Drones" are constantly in the news about how they are invading privacy, causing dangerous situations for emergency vehicles, and obstructing air traffic.  However, when properly used, UASs can be a tremendous scientific tools for research and many other useful applications.  This presentation examines the positive applications of UASs and how the scientific community can take a positive slant at their use.

Bio Sketch:Dr. Rich Schultz is the Associate Director of the National Geospatial Technology Center of Excellence (GeoTech Center) in Louisville, Kentucky, although resides in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago. He holds a Ph.D. in environmental geochemistry from the University of Cincinnati, an M.S. in geology from the Wichita State University and a B.S. in geology from Illinois State University. He is also the Online Remote Science Lead Faculty at Southern New Hampshire University and holds a recreational unmanned aerial systems pilot license as certified from several aeronautical organizations. Dr. Schultz is the sole or senior author of more than eighty publications, book chapters, presentations, and abstracts. His major areas of research are: geoscience education, online/distance learning, spatial cognition, unmanned aerial system applications, geospatial thinking, global climate change, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and the use of technology in teaching geography literacy.

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