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February 24, 2017
UAS4STEM: Unmanned Aerial Systems for STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) Education @ UC Merced (#UAS4STEM) Other related programs: USDA AFRI ELI NSF REU (e.g. MAS-net 2010) ED HSI STEM STEM-TRACKS and TEAM-E UAS4STEM @ UC MERCED (#UAS4STEM...
February 24, 2017
Congratulations!   FEATURE Unmanned aerial systems for agriculture and natural resources by Sean D. Hogan, Maggi Kelly, Brandon Stark, YangQuan Chen Full text HTML  | PDF       CALIFORNIA AGRICULTURE,  January-March 2017  Volume 71,...
February 23, 2017
Summer 2017 ME190 "Unmanned Aerial Systems" course now open for registration. Professor YangQuan Chen will offer this course for the first time in the first session of Summer in 2017. It was first offered in Fall 2016 with 45 students registered and all passed. More than 10 students...
February 7, 2017
Congratulations to MESA LAB Ph.D. students Guoxiang Zhang and Derek Hollenbeck, and undergraduate researcher Moataz Dahabra for travel awards to IEEE RAS Winter School at UNLV and attending CES2017 (http://www.ces.tech/) from Jan. 4 to 7, 2017, Las Vegas. More details are found in the...
February 6, 2017
Only two were awarded in this year across USA. Congratulations Tiebiao!! http://me.ucmerced.edu/news/2016/me-grad-student-awarded-yara-n-america-almond-fellowship Background info:  http://snri.ucmerced.edu/news/global-company-partners-uc-merced-almond-research Call for nominations (PDF)...
February 6, 2017
Congratulations to Derek Hollenbeck for winning NSF NRT (National Research Traineeship Award) Fellowship in IAS topic. IAS stands for "Intelligent Adaptive Systems". The NSF NRT on IAS program has a website at http://www.nrt-ias.org/ News release: http://www.ucmerced....
June 24, 2016
Ph.D. Candidate Tiebiao Zhao was invited to speak at CAPCA ED Modesto CE Seminar Stanislaus County Harvest Hall - Room ABC Wednesday June 22, 2016 On June 22, 2016 the California Association of Pest Control Advisers (CAPCA) held its annual seminar. The purpose of CAPCA ED is to...
June 15, 2016
MESA Lab was fortunate to have participated in Drone Information Day at the California state capitol building this past Tuesday. We were able to share our expertise in Unmanned Aerial Systems(UAS) with many industry leaders and legiaslatures as well as reaching out to the general public. We relayed...
June 13, 2016
Congratulations to Brandon Stark for Establishing and Directing UC COE UAS Safety Center! New release: UC Merced Becomes Drone Use Policy Hub Official Web Site and Contact:  Stark, Brandon, Director UC Center of Excellence on Unmanned Aircraft System Safety http://tinyurl.com/UC...
June 13, 2016
At ICUAS 2016, Washington DC, Brandon Stark won the Best Paper Award for the following paper:  Short wave infrared (SWIR) imaging systems using small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) Brandon Stark; Matthew McGee; YangQuan Chen Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS), 2015 International...

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