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The 7th Precision Agriculture Action Summit welcomed more than 225 participants to North Dakota Farmers Union in Jamestown on January 15 & 16, 2018.

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ETA Announces $100M to Support Workforce Development in High-Need Tech Occupations


The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) announced approximately $100 million in grant funds for the TechHire partnership grant program. The ETA anticipates that it will make up to 35 grants to support pilot and scale public-private workforce development partnerships that can rapidly train workers for and connect them to well-paying, middle- and high-skilled, and high-growth jobs across a diversity of H-1B industries such as Information Technology (IT), healthcare, advanced manufacturing, financial services, and broadband.

Precision Ag Summit - January 18 & 19


The Research Corridor is pleased to be co-hosting the 5th Precision Ag Action Summit in Jamestown, ND on January 18 & 19. Early bird rates are available until December 15 so register today!

New Faculty Start-Up awards announced


The NDSU Departments of Biological Sciences and Pharmaceutical Sciences have been awarded a total of $300,000 over two years by the North Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, known as ND EPSCoR, for its Infrastructure Improvement Program New Faculty Start-Up initiative. The supplemental funding will enable the hiring of new faculty in the departments.

Work starts on drone training academy at nation's first unmanned aircraft business park


Officials on Monday broke ground for a $2.5 million drone training academy in North Dakota, at the nation's first unmanned aircraft business park.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. in September announced a 10-year lease to establish the academy at the Grand Sky facility, a 1.2 million-square-foot park at Grand Forks Air Force Base being funded by public and private money. Defense contractor Northrop Grumman also is a tenant, and broke ground on its facility last month.

UND a foundational member of Big Data Regional Innovation Hub


Big Data means Big Discovery for the University of North Dakota and the regional economy. UND recently established the Midwest Big Data Hub (MBDH)

Major UAS manufacturers share plans, visions at UAS Summit


Three of the big hitters among UAS manufacturers and operators—Northrop Grumman, General Atomics and Textron Systems—shared some of their plans, insights and visions with attendees of the 9th Annual UAS Summit and Expo in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

General Atomics to build drone pilot training academy in N.D.


General Atomics Aeronautical Systems will build a 16,000 square feet drone pilot training academy in the Grand Sky unmanned aerial systems (UAS) park just west of Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D., U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D. said

UAS summit grows with industry


Delore Zimmerman can't predict exactly where the unmanned aircraft systems industry is going, but he can tell you where it's been.

NASA awards UND Space Studies three grants totaling $2.12 million


The University of North Dakota Department of Space Studies was recently awarded three grants totaling $2.16 million by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Nation’s first UAS commercial park performs first drone flight


For Tom Swoyer, president of Grand Sky Development Co., it is the people that have asked the question, “why not?” that have made all of the difference in making the nation’s first unmanned aircraft systems business park a reality. During a cool morning set amongst the backdrop of flatland agriculture fields, a highway to the south and the Grand Forks Air Force Base to the north, Swoyer addressed a large group of dignitaries, military leaders and industry representatives, thanking many for bringing the UAS commercial park to life.

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