From the Colbert Report to the Bay District
Posted by The Patuxent Partnership
This time last year, Dr. Mary “Missy” Cummings appeared on the Colbert Report to show the satirist the latest advances in unmanned aircraft. Tomorrow, she’s appearing at the Bay District Social Hall in Lexington Park, Maryland, talking about prototypes for autonomous aerial cargo drones.
The Patuxent Partnership and the Southern Maryland Navy Alliance invite their members and the Southern Maryland community to hear Dr. Cummings, who serves as the Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System (AACUS) Program Manager for Office of Naval Research.
Prior to serving at ONR, Dr. Cummings was a professor in the Aeronautics Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She previously served in the Navy from 1988-1999 and flew A-4s and F/A-18s.
Dr. Cummings will be introduced by Rear Admiral Steven R. Eastburg, Vice Commander of the Naval Air Systems Command.
The program begins at 11:30 a.m. There is no cost. Bring your lunch. Drinks and cookies will be provided. Doors open at 11:15 a.m.