Archives: Minnesota Education Section

National Science Foundation Selects Northland To Lead Large Drone Education Initiative Project

by Jonathan Beck Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 issue THIEF RIVER FALLS, MINN. – The National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Program has awarded Northland its second NSF ATE Project (DUE 1700615), “Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Geospatial Information … Continue reading

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Students Experience Principles of Flight At Minnesota High School

by Roger Bovee Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue To invent an airplane is nothing. To build one is something. To fly is everything.” Otto Lilienthal St. Michael-Albertville (STMA) high school students in St. Michael, Minnesota, understand Otto … Continue reading

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Minnesota High School Generates Next Generation of Aerospace Employees

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 issue The Aerospace Engineering Program at Tech High School in St. Cloud, Minnesota, is a unique program which goes beyond textbooks and classrooms to offer students out of this world experiences. The program … Continue reading

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The Push For An Avionics Hands-On Performance Certification

by Thomas Biller Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 The road to aircraft mechanic certification is well established and straightforward: Attend a Part 147 school or train on the job to meet established FAA hands-on experience requirements. Once complete, … Continue reading

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Imagery Analysis In Today’s World

by Frank Nix Imagery Analyst Instructor Northland Community & Technical College Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2017 issue What is imagery analysis? The definition of imagery is the ability of a person to identify items and activities, and put … Continue reading

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Northland Community & Technical College… Advancing Aerospace Education

by Jonathan Beck UAS Instructor/Program Manager Unmanned Aircraft Systems – Aviation Northland Community & Technical College Published in Midwest Flyer – Dec 2016/Jan 2017 The past year in aviation has been full of advances, including a technology at the forefront … Continue reading

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Northland Community & Technical College Announces Collaboration Agreement With Northrop Grumman

Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 THIEF RIVER FALLS, MINN. – Northland Community & Technical College (NCTC) of Thief River Falls, Minn., announced August 23, 2016, a collaboration agreement with Northrop Grumman Corporation as part of the continuing support … Continue reading

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UAS Pathway To Success

by Jonathan Beck Published in Midwest Flyer – Aug/Sept 2016 issue A page has turned and a new chapter has begun as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the long-awaited small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Final Rule, known as Part … Continue reading

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Soaring To New Heights: Women In Aviation

by Northland Community & Technical College When you think of aviation, what do you think about? Do you think about the Wright brothers and their contributions to modern aviation or possibly the flight of Charles Lindbergh, who spent his childhood … Continue reading

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Harvesting The Data Storm

by Stephen Sorenson Northland Community & Technical College’s Geospatial Intelligence Analysis Program: Riding the Wave of the UAS Tsunami How does Northland Community & Technical College’s (NCTC) Geospatial Intelligence Analysis Program tie into general aviation and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) technology? … Continue reading

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