Jonathan Beck

UAS Instructor/Program Manager, Northland Community & Technical College

Jonathan Beck has worked in the aerospace industry for over 15 years. He began his career as an air traffic controller and has been working with Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) technology since 2004. Over the past 7 years Jonathan has been on the leadership team of an organization that has raised over $30 million in advancing UAS and Geospatial Technician education. He has served as a Principal Investigator for 3 National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education projects building professional development workshops and pathways between programs impacted by UAS technology. He is a faculty member at Northland Community and Technical College positioned in the hub of the Red River Valley Region, known for the National Test Site, the Nation’s first UAS Business Development Park “Grand Sky”, the Grand Forks Air Force Base where the Air Force and Customs and Border Protection operate large scale UAS (Global Hawks and Predators), the University of North Dakota Professional Pilot and UAS Certificate Programs and a large number of start-up companies.

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