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UAV competition launched for UAE

Posted 18 January 2013 · Add Comment

Northrop Grumman and Abu Dhabi's Higher College of Technology have launched the 2013 Innovation Challenge unmanned aircraft competition.

The event, which is open to the public as spectators, will be held April 23-24 at the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

The competition's elements include an oral presentation on the team's design and build of its UAV as well as a flying competition that meets specific criteria. The winning student team will travel to the 2013 Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International convention held in August in Washington, D.C., and present its design to an international audience.

"Northrop Grumman is honored to participate in, and sponsor, this competition that encourages innovation among students in the UAE," said Pamela Frazier, president, Northrop Grumman International, Inc. "Innovation Challenge supports an important element of the vision of the UAE leadership in ensuring knowledge and technology are transferred to younger generations. It is a perfect example of how Northrop Grumman cultivates literacy in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and encourages student interest in STEM programs and careers, especially among females and other minorities."

An agreement signed during last year’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit continues the successful partnership between Northrop Grumman and HCT that began in 2010. The agreement further expands Northrop Grumman's focus on domestic and international educational programs aimed at deepening student appreciation of and interest in STEM programs and careers.

"The 2013 Innovation Challenge will build on the great success of the previous events and we will see our students, both male and female, demonstrate with great skill how they are able to utilise the knowledge they gain in their courses in such a practical, applied and hands-on manner," said Tayeb Kamali, HCT vice chancellor.

"This competition is a clear example of HCT's learning-by-doing philosophy, and we thank Northrop Grumman for again committing such wonderful support to enriching our students with these experiences in the field of unmanned aerial vehicles."

During the Global Entrepreneurial Summit, Frazier was part of a panel discussion on "Establishing a Unified GCC SME Ecosystem," during which she shared highlights of the Innovation Challenge and the importance of continuing to provide students with innovative opportunities that pique their interest and curiosity

 

 

PICTURED: Shown signing a memorandum of understanding to collaborate and explore ways to enhance science, technology, engineering and mathematics education in the United Arab Emirates (from left) are Pamela Frazier, then president, Northrop Grumman International, Inc., and Tayeb Kamali, vice chancellor, Higher Colleges of Technology. The 2013 Innovation Challenge unmanned aircraft competition will be held April 23-24 in Abu Dhabi.

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