The Seattle AWIS Monthly Programming Series presents:
Drones: A Researcher’s Eyes in the Sky
Tuesday–September 15th, 2015 – 6:00pm
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center – Pelton Auditorium
1100 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109
**The FHCRC 40th Anniversary Block Party will be from 4-7 pm. There will be no parking at FHCRC Visitor Parking spots by the Thomas Bldg. but the Employee Parking Lot off Aloha St will be available after 5pm. Come early to enjoy the block party before the program.**
6:00 pm – Networking and Refreshments
6:30 pm – Introductions and Program
7:45 pm – Networking and Dessert
Come learn about how drones are proving to be a popular and invaluable data collection tool for scientists. From monitoring marine animals and their habitats to understanding changes in climate and atmospheric conditions, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are helping researchers collect an unprecedented amount of data. We’ll talk about how advances in UAV design are taking cues from nature’s most agile species. Additionally, we will discuss the regulations surrounding the use of drones by the public and researchers.
Our distinguished panelists are:
Robyn Angliss, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, National Marine Mammal Laboratory NOAA
Jennifer Comstock, Ph.D
Scientist, Division of Atmospheric Measurement and Data Sciences, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Kristi Morgansen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor at UW Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
UW School of Law
AWIS programs are FREE and open to members and non-members, both men and women!
More information at: http://www.seattleawis.org/.