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UAlbany News Podcast

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Welcome to the UAlbany News Podcast, where we speak with faculty, staff and students on how their research is tackling today’s most challenging problems and issues. This show is hosted and produced by Sarah O'Carroll, a Communications Specialist at the University at Albany, State University of New Y… read more


Where Drones are Headed in 2020, with Michael Leczinsky and Don Berchoff

Michael Leczinsky, a professor of practice in the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity (CEHC), and Don Berchoff, CEO and founder of TruWeather Solutions, join the series to share their predictions for what ethical and technological challenges the drone industry will face in the new year.

TruWeather Solutions focuses on providing weather data and business analytics for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The company is a participant in Empire State Development's (ESD) START-UP NY Program and is affiliated with the UAlbany Innovation Center and Innovate 518. 

The UAlbany Innovation Center helps grow technology ventures and seeks to harness the intellectual capital of four research clusters at UAlbany, including: climate and environmental science research, biomedical science and biotechnology, forensic sciences and cybersecurity, and advanced data analytics. 

Innovate 518 is the Capital Region's Innovation Hot Spot. The program, a NYSTAR initiative by ESD, is managed by the University at Albany.

Photo by Patrick Dodson.

The UAlbany News Podcast is hosted and produced by Sarah O'Carroll, a Communications Specialist at the University at Albany, State University of New York, with production assistance by Patrick Dodson and Scott Freedman.

Have a comment or question about one of our episodes? You can email us at, and you can find us on Twitter @UAlbanyNews.

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