Gulf Unmanned System Center, LLC (GUSC) visited the Tallahassee Museum in Tallahassee, Florida to educate the youth on unmanned vehicles and the uses of this technology. GUSC Education Manager, Bruce Buckley and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Program Manager, John Watts spoke to the children attending a Science Camp about the uses of all Unmanned Systems.
Mr. Buckley and Mr. Watts are both former contractors for the United States Military. Both representatives of GUSC agreed it was a great experience educating children about the positive uses of drones. Mr. Buckley said “I look forward to teaching people about the uses of this technology from the commercial side of its uses. Mr. Watts agreed, and stated “It’s really cool to start an outreach program like this to educate the community, especially the youth”.
GUSC and Tallahassee Community College (TCC) started a 9 week introduction course on Unmanned Systems in June 2015. The interest in the subject demanded a second course offering July, with a third expected to begin in September. An advanced course is being developed and is expected to be available early 2016.
Gulf Unmanned Systems Center owner and CEO, Bruce McCormack, said “It is such a great opportunity to educate the youth that may one day work for GUSC”. Mr. McCormack added “This is just the beginning of GUSC outreach program. We have also been working with the Franklin County Library to do a free adult education program and youth workshops”. Mr. McCormack stated, “We have some of the best instructors in the Gulf Coast area. Our instructors have vast experience with unmanned systems (aerial, surface, underwater, and ground) dealing with the military. That translates into results”.
Mr. Buckley concurred, “I see a real win-win for the people in our area from job creation to education. That’s what GUSC adds to the community”. Mr. Watts added “From college curriculum to outreach programs this is a good start to educate our local peers and have fun teaching them about what we do”!
GUSC is already preparing for additional summer outreach activities to be scheduled in 2016. If you are interested in learning more about GUSC, the outreach program, educational programs, or job opportunities you may contact us by phone or e-mail.
Gulf Unmanned Systems Center, LLC
206 Highway 98 West
Carrabelle, FL 32322