Workshop on drones coming to Hays, FHSU

HAYS, Kan. – Fort Hays State University is partnering with several other sponsors in bringing to Hays a workshop on unmanned aerial systems (UAS) – or drones.

The workshop is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in FHSU’s Robbins Center. Registration is $20, which includes lunch.

Applications of UAS technology have had a multi-billion dollar effect on the economy in the past five years. The workshop will bring together representatives from federal and state regulatory institutions, along with academic and industry experts, to share experiences in how best to integrate UAS opportunities and applications in this rapidly expanding industry.

Sessions will include presentations from representatives of organizations including the Federal Aviation Administration; the Kansas Department of Transportation – UAS Division; and Kansas State Polytechnic – Aviation Research Center. A panel discussion will feature 10 people who are applying UAS technology in their businesses.

Other sponsors are the Hays Area Chamber of Commerce, Grow Hays, the Kansas Department of Commerce, Kansas’ Small Business Development Center, Kansas State University Polytechnic and the UAS Cluster Initiative of Oklahoma and Kansas.

Those interested in attending can register with the Hays Area Chamber of Commerce at or call 785-628-8201.

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