Drone University Will Soon Open
It had to come. Sadly, it will not be called Drone U. That would convey images of bored professors teaching bored students — the correct image for 800 years. This one will be called Unmanned Vehicle University. Really. I am not making this up.
Too bad that uvu.edu is already taken. Maybe uvuiou.edu is available.
The president of UVU is Jerry LeMieux. He is all heart. ““At the end of the day, I’m just trying to do something good for the unmanned systems community.”
So, unmanned systems are a community. I had not known this. Silly of me. There are hundreds of millions of federal dollars at stake. Of course there is a community. A community of interest.
He is not alone. Other schools are trying to cash in — sorry — provide community.
UVU has received accreditation from some group or other.
It offers online courses. But this is only the beginning. “Col. LeMieux envisions a sprawling campus in Lake Havasu, Ariz.” In contrast, I envision a small room with a computer and a large bank account.
Courses taught so far: unmanned vehicle design, system fundamentals.
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