Kansas State University Salina's Blanks Selected to Serve on International Unmanned Vehicle Systems Board

June 4, 2015

Story PhotoKansas State University Salina's unmanned aircraft systems program continues to demonstrate its leadership in the industry with the election of one of its staff members to the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, or AUVSI, board of directors.

Mark Blanks, UAS program manager, joins representatives from such companies as Google, Amazon and Textron Systems on the board.

The association is the world's largest nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to advancing the unmanned systems and robotics community through education, advocacy and leadership. Blanks is the only UAS-focused director to be selected from a university this year and will contribute his expertise of precision agriculture and other applications of unmanned systems during his term.

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