September 15th, 2015: Drones: A Researcher’s Eyes in the Sky

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:


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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


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Kristi Morgansen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor at UW Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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Ashleigh Rhodes
UW School of Law


AWIS programs are FREE and open to members and non-members, both men and women!

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6:00–6:30pm – Networking and Refreshments

6:30-7:45pm – Introductions and Presentation

7:45–8:15pm – Networking and Dessert

Download the flyer.