A Nevada firm has become the first company in the nation approved to fly drones over the Las Vegas Strip. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Wednesday that aerospace company AviSight will be able to fly above the resort corridor including the strip.
From the suffrage movement to labor activism, women have had a long fight for equality in society and in the workplace. And that fight isn’t over, especially for women who go into science, technology, engineering, and math … or STEM … fields of work. A study from the U.S. Department of Commerce found that only 24 percent of the people who work in STEM are female. That’s right, only 1 in 4 of the STEM workforce is women. But there is work to change that, and we’re going to be speaking with some of Las Vegas’ leading women in technology.
Hyperloop One has continually been making progress to actually realize the concept that was dreamed up by innovator Elon Musk in a three-year-old blog post. The company’s building a high-speed transportation system which would be enabled people to zip through a near vacuum pipe while sitting in pod-like coaches, at speeds way higher than airplanes. With regards to the same, the company has a couple of announcements.
For about four weeks of classes for about $450 at the Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nick Freed learned the skills necessary to become a competitive job candidate for an entry-level material handler position at Panasonic, which is manufacturing batteries for the Tesla Gigafactory. And, because the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Truckee Meadows recently made money available to qualified applicants, he will be fully reimbursed for completing the program.
The UNLV Research Foundation realized it needed a partner for its research and technology park to reach its potential. Two months after the announcement that Utah-based Gardner Co. would serve as master developer of the UNLV Harry Reid Research & Technology Park, it’s preparing for additional development beyond the two tenants on the 120-acre site in the southwest valley. Some 93 acres are left for development at the park, at Sunset Road near Durango Drive just off the 215 Beltway.