We are collaborating with several groups of University of Arizona engineering students on 2019 Senior Design projects.
Delta Degrees, a team of UA-Yuma Systems Engineering seniors, worked closely with YCEDA staff and Dr. Andrew French, USDA-ARS Research Physical Scientist, to integrate a thermal imaging sensor and a drone so the system can validate the satellite data we are collecting for our irrigation management and soil salinity research study.
Additionally, we partnered with Bard Date Company and University of Arizona's McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship, College of Engineering, and Tech Launch Arizona to sponsor the Go To Market Initiative, a project with the goal of developing and implementing a commercializable system for the date industry that will allow them to autonomously pollinate date groves using drones. If all goes as planned, the students will create a startup company that licenses the system.
Best of luck to all teams at the April 30th Design Day competition!
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