October Webinar -- UVAD

When:  Oct 13, 2022 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (MT)
Associated with  Alberta

SAE Alberta cordially invites you to the October Technical Meeting over the lunch hour (starting at 12:00 p.m.) on Thursday, October 13, 2022 via a virtual Zoom meeting. There is no cost to attend the event.


Our guest speaker is Dr. Bryan Godbolt, the Vice President of Engineering and Operations at Unmanned Vehicle Applied Dynamics Inc. (UVAD; link) who will discuss unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) including regulatory and airspace integration challenges, engineering insights in the UAV space, and the development and use of flight control and autopilot systems.  


Dr. Godbolt received his Ph.D. from the University of Alberta in 2013.  The topic of his doctoral research was nonlinear control of a helicopter UAV.  He also completed a Master of Engineering Science in Control Systems (2009), a Bachelor of Engineering Science in Computer Engineering (2007), and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics (2006) from the University of Western Ontario. From 2013 to 2021, Dr. Godbolt worked for QinetiQ Target Systems (formerly Meggitt Training Systems Canada). Initially his role was to design the flight control laws for a helicopter UAV. From 2017 to 2021 he was the Director of Advanced Development Programs.  In this role he led the development of a supersonic, rocket-powered UAV. Since 2021 he has been the Vice President of Engineering and Operations for Unmanned Vehicle Applied Dynamics (UVAD). In his present role, his mandate is to lead the development of a new generation of reliable yet attritable UAVs using a modern methodology consistent with the emergence of an aerospace renaissance.


Please register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpcOyuqjwqEtRy1p3vJTvrpxxt6nnC-qJm


If there are any students that have interest in UAVs, UVAD will be attending the U of A and U of C career fairs:

  • Calgary is 12pm - 4pm, Sept 28th. Engineering Lounge at Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary
  • Edmonton is 1 - 5pm, Sept 29th. Butterdome (87 Ave and 114 Street), University of Alberta

 All student attendees to the October Technical Meeting webinar will be entered to win one of two Amazon gift cards ($25 value).

We hope to see you all there!