2016

SCIENCE RENDEZVOUS
May 7

DOORS OPEN TORONTO
May 28-29

CARRE Research Symposium
September 9

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 Aerial Robotics Fall Seminar Series

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Sept. 29 - Eric W. Frew
Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado

Topic: Toward an Autonomous Airborne Scientist for Studying Severe Local Storms

 

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Oct. 20 - Ahmed Naguib
Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University
Topic: A Vortex Array Model of the Unsteady Wake of a Periodically Pitching Airfoil
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Nov. 10 - Prof. Nicholas Roy
Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Topic: Inference and Planning for Aggressive Autonomous Flight
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2017

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM - INVITING INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS
TBD


PAST EVENTS

ENTREPRENEURSHIP, MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP
Feb. 19, 2016

UTIAS hosted an annual Entrepreneurship and Leadership Workshop directed toward CREATE trainees. Since the UAV industry is young, there is great opportunity for relatively small companies to be successful in UAV design, manufacture and operation, whereas in the manufacture of other commercial aircraft, large-scale manufacturers are dominant. Because of the special context of the UAV industry within aerospace, it is important for trainees to be familiar and comfortable with startups and small enterprises. Speakers at the workshop, selected based upon their experience with starting small businesses, explained the fundamental concepts associated with creating a startup company: as examples, an initial business plan, raising capital, and identifying target markets.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

RESEARCH PROJECT MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP
February 16-18, 2016

Major Canadian employers in engineering and aerospace have confirmed that aside from technical knowledge, project management is the skill that is in highest demand and it is a skill that most applicants lack. These employers are eager to recruit personnel that not only have technical skills, but have project management knowledge to smooth the transition into management roles and to lead teams and projects effectively. Project management is also highly applicable in an academic setting, where faculty are continuously managing multiple projects with competing priorities and a variety of personnel and stakeholders.

The RPMW provided transferable management skills to students that can be used in the following settings:
(1)  industrial or academic positions,
(2) supervisory roles, and
(3) managing research projects and creating project plans.

The following deliverables were created by attendees:
(1) a research project charter,
(2) a work breakdown structure for delineating roles and responsibilities to personnel or summer interns, and another activity was designed specific to the participant's CREATE group.