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Smithsonian museum to host awards for feminine drone trailblazers

The Smithsonian Air and Area Museum is about to do one thing big for the trailblazing girls of the drone trade, as this 12 months it’s set to be the location of the 2023 Ladies in Rising Aviation Expertise Awards.

The 2023 Ladies in Rising Aviation Expertise Awards shouldn’t be a brand new program, but it surely’s gone by fairly the evolution. It began as merely a drone-focused awards ceremony however — as drones have morphed to embody related tech like air taxis — the awards program additionally grew to embody common ’rising aviation know-how.’

This system, which was launched in 2017, is designed to acknowledge girls who’ve made main contributions to areas together with enterprise, policy-making, engineering, instructing and analysis inside the rising aviation industries.

The bodily ceremony itself has additionally develop into larger and higher annually. In its early years, it was held as a part of the now-defunct Interdrone convention. However after Interdrone was cancelled in 2021, it nabbed a outstanding spot on the Las Vegas Conference Heart as a part of CES 2022, which is basically thought of the largest tech commerce present on the planet. The awards ceremony was held as soon as once more at CES 2023, however as soon as once more in an even bigger and higher means, due to the addition of the inaugural Corridor of Fame. (Full disclosure, yours really, Sally French, was named to the Corridor of Fame in 2023 for creating The Drone Woman).

And this 12 months’s 2023 Ladies in Rising Aviation Expertise Awards are set to be extra historic than ever, give its new spot in fairly actually historic venue.

In regards to the 2023 awards on the Smithsonian

The seventh Annual International Awards is headed to a wholly new venue this time round: the Smithsonian Air and Area Museum in Washington D.C. It’ll be held on October 25, 2023. The Smithsonian’s Nationwide Air and Area Museum maintains the world’s largest and most vital assortment of aviation and house artifacts, together with the Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia, Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis, the Bell X-1 (which broke the sound barrier), the starship Enterprise mannequin (used within the Star Trek TV present), and the Wright brothers’ Wright Flyer airplane.

The entire thing is coordinated by Ladies and Drones, and on-line and in-person neighborhood centered round supporting girls within the trade.

After all, there’s extra than simply some awards being doled out in D.C. that weekend. Ladies and Drones will associate with Business Drone Alliance to host the Rising Aviation Applied sciences Thought Leaders’ Summit the day earlier than on Tuesday, October 24. That summit is meant to deal with constructing a framework to reshape the alternatives for a path ahead within the UAS/AAM trade.

Learn how to win a Ladies in Rising Aviation Expertise Award

To earn recognition, you should be nominated, in a interval that’s open now by June 16, 2023. To appoint somebody, you’ll must fill out a kind explaining why they deserve too be chosen, how they’ve formed the trade and what they’re doing to drive change, amongst different utility questions.

Nominees should be employed within the UAS/AAM trade or have made a big impression on the trade by their management, analysis, instructing, or advocacy. Winners are chosen based mostly on their expertise “driving change and main the way in which towards larger feminine participation within the uncrewed aviation trade.” There are a couple of different standards, equivalent to that nominees should be no less than 18 years outdated. And sure, self-nominations are allowed.

Nominate somebody right here.

In search of different summits, workshops and drone occasions in 2023? Try my information to the high drone occasions of 2023 world wide.



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