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University Of North Alabama's Annual Geography Alumni Conference To Feature Drone Demo

Sep. 25, 2017

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

By Bryan Rachal
University Communications

FLORENCE, Ala. -The University of North Alabama Department of Geography will host the annual UNA Geography Alumni Conference Oct. 5-6, in Wesleyan Hall auditorium.

This year they are featuring something that will truly be intriguing - a live drone demo. The demo is designed to show students innovative mapping technologies using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in the geospatial industry.

In addition, Dr. Simon Donato, a Canadian geomorphologist, entrepreneur, host of the Television seriesBoundlesson the Esquire Network, owner and founder of bothAdventure Science and Stoked Oats, and world-renowned ultra-marathoner and endurance racer, will be the featured keynote speaker for this year's conference.

The keynote address will take place in Wesleyan Hall auditorium Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. The event is free for all UNA faculty, staff and students.

The chair of the UNA Geography Department, Dr. Francis Koti, will also provide a State of the Department AddressFriday, Oct. 6, at 9:15 a.m.

This two-day event will mark the 13thconference hosted by the UNA Geography Alumni Association (UNAGAA) and will coincide with UNA's homecoming week festivities. At this event, UNA Geography Alumni will recognize and present awards to students for various categories.

The UNAGAA is a professional organization with the goal of promoting and encouraging closer communication among alumni of UNA's geography program and current geography faculty and students. This annual event allows the association to showcase its professional activities in addition to interacting and sharing industry experience with current geography majors. It is also an opportunity for the department to show its alums all the exciting things students are doing to prepare for their careers in the industry or in graduate school.

For a schedule of events or more information:http://www.unagaa.org/


The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programsthrough the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business,Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing.Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Tuscumbia, Sheffield and Muscle Shoals. UNA also operates arenownedcollegiate athletic program in NCAA Division II's Gulf South Conference.The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age or national origin.