Aviation Science with Isa

Segment #1 from Carroll University


To learn all about aviation science, let’s meet Isa, a junior who’s gonna show us how pursuing her love of nature and technology is made possible at Carroll. At the Prairie Springs Environmental Research Center, students can partner with faculty for cutting-edge environmental research in one of the most inviting states for outdoor activities in the US. And who doesn’t love a good drone shot? Time to take flight. Take it away, Isa.

– Thanks, Alex. Hey, everyone. Growing up, I loved two things, nature and technology. When I first came to college, I thought I had to pick one or the other. Carroll University gave me the opportunity to combine both in the new Aviation Science and Drone Technologies program. The possibilities to combine this major with other disciplines are endless as drones are now becoming a critical technology in businesses and industries. Carroll is the only school in Wisconsin with this unique major. Not only do we get to learn about drones, we get to build, fly, and engage with our community, giving us real life experiences. This definitely puts us ahead of the game for career advancement. I put all of this into practice at Prairie Springs, our environmental education center and biology field station, by taking aerial footage of conservation dots and prescribed burns. I surveyed the 75-acre campus with a multi-spectral drone to interpret the environment’s health. I’m also conducting my own research on oak tree health and ecological restoration using drone technologies. And if that isn’t cool enough, I can present my research at professional conferences. Pretty cutting edge. When I first came to Carroll, I had no idea I’d be able to combine the things that I love. Through all of this, I’ve been able to gain knowledge on how the world works ecologically and how to apply aviation science to that lens. Speaking of lens, gotta fly.

– Wow, thank you for your insight, Isa. This small liberal arts university is the first of its kind in Wisconsin to offer Aviation Science and Unmanned Aircraft Systems specializing in sensor development. This world-class opportunity here at Carroll launches graduates into a growing and high-demand field. Thanks again, Isa.

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