TROY professors helping to protect native land in Louisiana with living shorelines, GRP grant

Dr. Chris Boyd and Dr. Xutong Niu are part of a 12-person team working to protect the Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe's land.

Dr. Chris Boyd and Dr. Xutong Niu are part of a 12-person team working to protect the Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe's land.

Troy University professors Dr. Chris Boyd and Dr. Xutong Niu have been selected to be part of a Louisiana-based team that is striving to help the Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe (PACIT) protect their land from climate-related hazards. 

Made possible thanks to a $780,308 grant awarded by the Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of…

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Geo Day 2023 introduces students to geospatial careers and Troy University

TROY hosted over 250 students during the fourth annual Geo Day held in March.

TROY hosted over 250 students during the fourth annual Geo Day held in March.

The Geospatial Informatics Department recently hosted the fourth annual Geo Day in March, giving students from across Alabama and Georgia an inside look into the geospatial industry and providing hands-on experiences.

Geo Day is held every year during spring break to accommodate the hundreds of high school students and their sponsors. This year, there were 270 in…

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Troy University selected for FAA training program

The FAA selected TROY's Unmanned Aerial Systems program for the UAS Collegiate Training Initiative.

The FAA selected TROY's Unmanned Aerial Systems program for the UAS Collegiate Training Initiative.

The Federal Aviation Administration has selected Troy University’s Unmanned Aerial Systems program for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems-Collegiate Training Initiative (UAS-CTI).  

“I am extremely proud that Troy University has been accepted into this prestigious national drone collegiate studies program,” said Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor of TROY. “We are the first institution in Alabama to join…

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TROY receives surveying technology gift from NEI

The technology, valued at $107,000, will help students become familiar with the latest technology in the geomatics field.

The technology, valued at $107,000, will help students become familiar with the latest technology in the geomatics field.

Troy University’s Surveying and Geomatics Sciences program will have access to the latest advancements in surveying technology thanks to a gift from Navigation Electronics, Inc.

NEI has donated three Trimble S5 Robots, three Trimble TSC7 handheld controllers and one Trimble R8 GNSS receiver, valued at $107,000, to TROY’s Geospatial Informatics Department.

The donation includes some…

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