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March, 2015 Luncheon

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American Society of Civil Engineers
North Carolina Section
Eastern Branch

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Deadline to RSVP is 5:00pm, Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Speaker: Kyle Snyder, NextGen Air Transportation (NGAT) Program Director

Date: Thursday, March 19, 2015

Topic: Unmanned Aircraft Systems Use and Application to NCDOT

Time: 12:00pm to about 1:30pm

Summary: Not only is North Carolina "First in Flight", but we are also preparing to be "Next in Flight" with a statewide plan for integrating unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).   This presentation will cover the current UAS integration activities in the state including NCDOT research with NC State, policy development, and future plans.  The NextGen Air Transportation Program at NC State (NGAT) has been flying UAS since 2013 under the FAA's Certificate of Authorization program and is working tightly with state government agencies to ensure the safety of the national airspace system.

About the speaker:
In 2012 Kyle returned home to North Carolina to lead the development of an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Ecosystem as part of an effort to transition the state to a modern air transportation system.   Through his experiences in industry, academia, government, and the non-profit sector, Kyle has developed a unique perspective and skill set for transitioning new aviation technologies from research laboratories and prototype phases into operational products. In the role as the NGAT Program Director, Kyle is reaching across North Carolina to connect researchers and educators with industry and government offices that are preparing for future aviation capabilities. Having seen the initial Space Shuttle launches from his backyard as kid, to standing on the flight line for a couple of the last SR-71 flights at NASA Dryden, to being a driving force in the domestic integration of UAS for civil and commercial operations, Kyle continues to be inspired by science of flight and seeks to share those moments with those around him (especially his wife and young son!).

Sponsor:  Schnabel

Location:  We typically hold our monthly luncheons at the beautiful NC State University Club at 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606.  You can contact the NC University Club at (919) 828-0308 if you need assistance locating their establishment.  In 2014, we started holding some dinners at 1705 Prime.  In 2015, we're adding a new location in Durham.

Costs:  The luncheon rates are $25 for ASCE Members, $30 for Non-ASCE Members, and $10 for ASCE Life Members, Students, and Unemployed ASCE Members. If you are paying at the door, please bring cash or a check made out to "ASCE NC Eastern Branch".

You can register and pay for the event online using your credit card. There are no additional fees, accounts, or passwords to remember. You will be able to specify your meal preference during registration. Upon arrival at the event, just check-in at the registration table using your name.

We understand your schedule may change and you might not be able to make it to the event. Cancellations with refunds can be honored up until 48 hours before the event starts. If you are neither able to attend nor cancel in time, you may send a replacement. To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  Even if you don't want to pay online, please use the online system to register. The online system will also allow you to specify your meal preference (Omnivorian or Vegetarian). Upon arrival at the luncheon, just check-in and pay at the registration table using your name.

Earlier Event: February 19
February, 2015 Dinner in Durham
Later Event: April 16
April, 2015 Dinner