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May 12, 2017
Innovate to Grow is the annual showcase of the UC Merced student ingenuity and entrepreneurship. Whether it was picking tomatoes, loading chickens, treating drinking water, or another project, engineering students show off their ideas and projects at the annual Innovate to Grow convention....
May 9, 2017
The UAV will deliver a final presentation for the Spring 2017 Semester regarding what has been completed so far and outline what will need to be done in the following semester to get the project closer to the Delivery and Maintenance Phase. They will also discuss the the major issues and concerns...
May 2, 2017
The UAV team gathers to take one final group picture to rap up the end of this semester. Now all that is left to do is to present our final design and go to the Innovate to Grow convention.
April 22, 2017
  Hundreds of prospective students visited the University of California Merced to check out the campus and all the programs that are offered. Many students were very interested in learning more about the Engineering Service Learning program, and more specifically the Unmanned Arial Vehicles...
April 11, 2017
  The platform team has received the SD memory cards that are required for the survey2 cameras. This is important because it means that they can begin taking test images, and the imaging team can test their codes to make sure that it is functioning properly. This meaning that their code is...
March 8, 2017
    UAV members attended the CITRIS 2nd Annual Agricultural Technology Fair on Wednesday, March 8th during UC Merced's Research Week. The AgTech Fair celebrated the significant and innovative work being conducted at the university, including the...
March 7, 2017
  The UAV platform team visited MESA Lab to conduct a field test of the IRIS+ drone. An attempt  to pilot the drone was made to ensure flight. After a trial run, slight errors within the flight balance  due to wing motors were ...
December 13, 2016
On Wednesday Nov. 9th, Victoria and Arnold conducted a flight mission at the Vernal Pool Reserve.  Arnold manned the ground control station while Victoria was the remote pilot. The goal of this mission was to collect images.  The imaging team will use the...
March 18, 2016
October 23, 2015
Every new UAV team needs people to be trained to manually fly the UAV drone. The UAV is supposed to be autonomous. However that does not mean it doesn't need someone who knows how to drive it. One example is in emergency situtations. So team members Alexander Li, Austin Stratton, and Duncan...

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