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Taking Flight

man launches a small remote-controlled aircraft

Drones, bots, and other unmanned vehicles continue to make headlines. Although the industry is still young, economists predict that it eventually will create thousands of jobs and generate billions in economic activity. To prepare students for this next wave of transportation, UTA now offers unmanned vehicle systems certificates for undergraduate and graduate students. Both programs are a collaboration between the College of Engineering and the UT Arlington Research Institute, which won Federal Aviation Administration approval early this year for unmanned aircraft system test flights at the institute’s Fort Worth campus.


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