MHS wins grant from Unmanned Vehicle Systems for EASA/Natural Resources collaboration
Posted on 03/20/2015

This month, EASA students received a check from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI). The $1,000 grant will support the collaboration of EASA and Natural Resource Pathway students who are designing unmanned vehicles to collect agricultural and forestry data.

"This is a huge honor and recognition of our pathway programs taking our initial steps toward two pathway programs collaborating together toward a common goal," said MHS Assistant Principal Sean Burke.

The money was awarded to MHS to support efforts to combine the Natural Resources Pathway with the EASA program in a collaborative project to use UAV's to gather data on forestry, agricultural and possibly fishing industries in Yamhill County. 

The AUVSI Cascade Chapter presented the check. This chapter represents Oregon and Washington and is also doing some work in Alaska and Hawaii.

From the AUVSI website:

The Cascade Chapter is the branch of AUVSI representing the states of Oregon and Washington, located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest region of the United States.  Established in 2009, the group has rapidly grown as additional Unmanned Systems professionals learn about the benefits of membership.

The Cascade Chapter supports the objectives of AUVSI: It aims to...

  • Provide an organization for individuals who have a common interest in Unmanned Vehicle Systems and who wish to foster and expand the domain of Unmanned Vehicle Systems
  • Advance the technology
  • Exchange ideas and information in the field of Unmanned Vehicle Systems
  • Recognize advances and contributions
  • Promote the education of the membership and general public in the field of Unmanned Vehicle Systems
  • Document the history of Unmanned Vehicle Systems