As unexplained reports of drone sightings across Nebraska and eastern Colorado continue to garner national attention, a faculty expert in drone usage from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) has helped provide perspective and insight into the mystery.
Chenyu “Victor” Huang, Ph.D., is an assistant professor within UNO’s Aviation Institute. Word spread that UNO had a faculty member on-campus who is interested in researching Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) operations and teaching students about the development and maintenance of drones.
Media outlets across the state of Nebraska turned to Dr. Huang for his expertise. Below is a recap of media coverage featuring Dr. Huang and the UNO Aviation Institute.
- KMTV 3 News Now (Omaha)
- KETV NewsWatch 7 (Omaha - this coverage was syndicated nationally to other Hearst-owned stations, including WCVB in Boston, KOCO in Oklahoma City, and WLWT in Cincinnati)
- WOWT 6 News (Omaha)
- Omaha World-Herald (Omaha)
- 1400 AM KLIN (Lincoln)
- NET Radio (Lincoln)
- Kearney Hub (Kearney)
- KNOP NBC Nebraska (North Platte)
- Several other local newspapers and radio stations across Nebraska
Huang leads the UNO Aviation Institute's undergraduate concentration in Unmanned Aircraft Systems and developed the UAS Lab at UNO which provides students with opportunities for experiential learning. He also led a team of aviation students that won first prize at a prestigious national aviation competition. The team was recognized for designing a cost-effective solution to improve safety and reduce the threat of collisions on runways at general aviation airports.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.