Mark Bealo is the Co-Principal Investigator of the National Science Foundation funded Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technician Education Program (UASTEP) ATE Grant#1700552. Mark Bealo is a Professor of Graphic Communications at Palomar College in California, and the primary instructor and curriculum developer for the introductory and advanced Digital Imaging with UAS classes currently offered at the College. Mark co-developed the UAS certificate program at Palomar College. He is frequently called upon to consult in matters related to UAS applications in industry, research, and education. He has assisted members of the California State Government GIS User Group, the State Chancellor's Office, Sempra Energy, and local film makers in the operation of UAS.