Norfolk State University participated in the 2017 Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) Competition held June 14–17 at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland. A total of 59 international teams participated. The NSU Tara team ranked 44 out of 59 international teams.
Ranking below the NSU Tara team, were Purdue University, the U.S. Naval Academy, the Indian Institute of Technology, Illinois Institute of Technology, Pennsylvania State University and Harvard University. The NSU Tara team received the Dawn Jaegar Tenacity Award in the competition. The team consisted of 10 members. Dr. Demetris Geddis, in association with Dr. Patricia Mead, served as the team's advisor.
Drone International Competition Group
Drone Team Tara with Dr. Song