Drone Class (Fall 2016)

a collaboration between James Madison University, George Mason University, Old Dominion University and NOVA Labs

Overview

The Virginia Drones Project is a higher education initiative sponsored by 4-VA that teaches students to respond to global problems through applied, interdisciplinary learning experiences. During the Fall 2016 semester, students and faculty from three Virginia universities (James Madison, Old Dominion, and George Mason) worked closely with entrepreneurs and experts in UAV technologies to provide solutions to problems as varied as landmine disposal to solving bee colony collapse. Click on each team’s homepage in the navigation bar to learn how these interdisciplinary teams of undergraduates thought big and worked hard to design innovative solutions to such issues.

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Nick Swayne

Nick Swayne

Faculty Coordinator

swaynedd@jmu.edu
540-568-6093

Virginia Drones Website

Faculty

Kevin Giovanetti (JMU)

Kevin Giovanetti (JMU)

Professor of Physics- Lead Instructor of Record

Bo Pollett (NOVA Labs)

Bo Pollett (NOVA Labs)

Engineer- Industry Expert

Fred Briggs (NOVA Labs)

Fred Briggs (NOVA Labs)

Engineer- Industry Expert

Chris Vo (NOVA Labs)

Chris Vo (NOVA Labs)

Engineer- Industry Expert

Sean McCarthy (JMU)

Sean McCarthy (JMU)

Assistant Professor of Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communications

Audrey Barnes (JMU)

Audrey Barnes (JMU)

Assistant Professor Industrial Design

Patrice Ludwig (JMU)

Patrice Ludwig (JMU)

Assistant Professor of Biology

Thomas Alberts (ODU)

Thomas Alberts (ODU)

Aeronautical Engineering Professor