The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected the University of North Carolina Wilmington to become a member of its cohort of schools participating in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems – Collegiate Training Initiative. This program acknowledges institutions that prepare students for careers in unmanned aircraft systems, also known as drones.

Dr. Narcisa Pricope, an associate professor in the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences at UNCW, will serve as the director of the Unmanned Aerial Systems Certificate Training Institute (UAS-CTI).

“We are thrilled for the opportunity to join the FAA UAS-CTI and have UNCW’s myriad past and ongoing UAS efforts both in teaching and research formally recognized with this designation,” Dr. Pricope said.

FAA UAS – Collegiate Training Initiative

Schools need to provide a bachelor’s degree or associate’s degree in UAS, or a degree with a minor, emphasis, or certificate in UAS, for them to be considered for…