Preparing the Drone Workforce

Hosted by NACCE | AGENDA | Wednesday, June 17

Session 3 of 4 | Preparing the Drone Workforce

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 | 1:00 - 4:15 pm EST

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Session Overview & Introduction

Leah Loch (Deppert)
Director of Marketing & Communications, NACCE

1:00 p.m.

Workforce Demand

 Facilitator: Chris Carter, Deputy Director, Virginia Space Grant Consortium, and Geospatial Technician Education-Unmanned Aircraft Systems (GeoTEd-UAS), Hampton, VA


Panelists:

  • Dr. Max DePiro, Manager, Unmanned Aerial Systems, Bihrle Applied Research, Inc. (Hampton, VA)
  • Marco Sterk, Founder, Express Drone Parts, LLC and President & Founder, the Longbow Group LLC (Hampton, VA)
  • Bill Fredericks, Founder & CEO, Advanced Aircraft Company (Hampton, VA)
  • Julie Young, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Thomas Nelson Community College (Hampton, VA)
  • Scott Bellows, Technical Programs Coordinator, Virginia Space Grant Consortium (Hampton, VA)

1:03 p.m.

Keynote Address

Dr. Glenn DuBois
Chancellor, Virginia Community College System
(Richmond, VA)

2:15 p.m.

Break

2:30 p.m.

Drones in K-12 Schools

Facilitator: Dr. Max DePiro
CEO & Founder, Casper Drones (Hampton, VA)

Panelists:

  • Scott Bellows, Technical Programs Coordinator, Virginia Space Grant Consortium (Hampton, VA)
  • Sherry Hildebrandt, Academy Coach, Hampton City Schools (VA)
  • Veronica Spradlin, CTE/UAS Instructor, Blacksburg High School, Montgomery County Public Schools, (Blacksburg, VA)
  • Meghan Salter, Fifth Grade Gifted Teacher, Martha Elementary School, Cabell County Schools (Barboursville, WV)
  • Katelyn Devine, Math Coach, Henrico County Public Schools (Richmond, VA)

2:45 p.m.

Civil Air Patrol

Presenters:

  • Lieutenant Colonel Bruce Munger, Civil Air Patrol, Virginia Wing UAS Program Officer (Richmond, VA)
  • Major Daniel “Bud” Oakey, Civil Air Patrol, Virginia Wing Aerospace Education Officer, External (Richmond, VA)

3:45 p.m.

Wrap-up / Q&A

Leah Deppert

4:15 p.m.