Project Goals

The overarching goal of this project is to provide undergraduate and Masters students with academic coursework and experiential training in the use of UAS technology in management of agriculture crops.  More specific target goals are to:

  1. assist students at 2-yr Associate degree instititions (DMC, TSTC) with interests in the agriculture and food-related sciences in transitioning to 4-yr B.S. degree institutions (TAMUCC, TAMUK, UTRGV) through experiential field sessions/field days at TAMUCC, USDA agencies and Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Centers.
  2. design and offer basic and applied UAS-for-agriculture coursework at the undergraduate and graduate level for students at 4-yr institutions.
  3. provide "hands-on" research training opportunities in UAS through internships with TAMUCC, TAMUK, UTRGV, Texas A&M AgriLife, USDA and various private-sector groups.
  4. increase the number of underrepresented students attending and presenting at regional and national meetings of scientific professional societies involved in agriculture and allied disciplines.

This page was last updated on: September 19, 2017