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An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from the NMSU Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Test Center (UAS FTC) makes its way down the runway on the Jornada Experimental Range. (Photo by Darren Phillips)

500 Middle School Students to Attend NMSU’s UAS Roadshow Monday

On Monday, New Mexico State University will host an Unmanned Aircraft Systems Roadshow for local eighth-grade students at Aggie Memorial Stadium. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and will teach about 500 Las Cruces Public Schools students about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The Federal Aviation Administration selected NMSU and Tuskegee University to host the STEM Outreach events, which will include two fall events at each institution along with summer camps in 2017.

The UAS Roadshow, which is a collaboration between NMSU’s Physical Science Laboratory, PSL’s Flight Test Center and the STEM Outreach Center in the College of Education, will feature multiple stations to provide students with hands-on experiences.

Stations will include aviation education, UAS display of NMSU’s aircraft, flight simulators, UAS flight demonstration, student flight demonstration and FAA careers and safety.

WHAT: New Mexico State University Unmanned Aircraft Systems Roadshow

WHO: 500 Las Cruces Public Schools eighth-graders

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26

WHERE: Aggie Memorial Stadium

VISUALS: Multiple stations with hands-on activities involving UAS

Author:  Tiffany Acosta – NMSU

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