Tuesday April 21, 6 p.m.
Wichita State University
Rhatigan Student Center, Harvest Room 142
It is widely known that small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or “drones” as they are
sometimes called, are rapidly gaining notoriety in both our cultural lexicon as well as in
industry. Due to significant advances in engineering, this new technology is already having a dramatic impact on current and projected business models and promises to allow industries to realize efficiency previously only dreamed of. As this technology proliferates there exists in many circles a lack of clarity regarding what is, and what is not, acceptable use of UAS as related to the areas of regulatory framework, safety, and privacy. Recent and proposed Federal regulatory guidance is providing a glimpse of the way ahead for the use of small UAS in commercial settings and this presentation is aimed at providing clarity to those who are interested in learning more about the potential of this exciting technology.
Kurt Carraway, Col. USAF ret., is now the director of operations for the Kansas State
University Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Office and comes to K‐State as an
experienced UAS operator and leader. Kansas State University Salina’s UAS program has
earned national prominence through applied research projects with industry, the FAA, the
Bureau of Land Management and others, in addition to having one of the first
undergraduate degree programs in the world focused on UAS systems and operations.
Light refreshments will be provided. There is no meeting fee.
QUESTIONS? Contact Tracee Friess 316‐978‐5597.