Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)/ Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (aka Drones)

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or “drones” are being utilized within educational institutions for research and teaching activities now more than ever. Fresno State recognizes the rapid increase in the use of UAS, and is fully committed to promoting a safe environment for all students, faculty, and staff members.

Fresno State’s UAS committee provides the necessary guidance and oversight on the appropriate use of drones for a variety of applications. Committee members carefully review proposed uses of UAS to ensure compliance with federal and state law, as well as the legal and safe operation of drones. UAS committee approval must be obtained before any activities involving drones may begin.

For more information about UAS and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), please click on the links below.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)


Request a Part 107 Waiver or Operation in Controlled Airspace


Licenses & Certificates


The California State University Office of the Chancellor: Campus Guidelines for Applying for a Certificate of Authorization (COA) from the FAA


"Think Before You Fly." California State University: California Droning  


UAS Magazine 



Dr. Gregory Kriehn
UAS Committee Chair
Lyles College of Engineering
2320 E. San Ramon Ave. M/S EE94
Fresno, CA  93740
Phone: (559) 278-8811
Email: gkriehn@mail.fresnostate.edu