September 17, 2021

Women and Drones is partnering with Buckeye Vertical at The Ohio State University to showcase a panel of industry professionals on September 20, 7-8 PM ET.

Through the moderation of Women and Drones CEO Sharon Rossmark, a panel of industry experts will discuss how UAS, and advanced air mobility (AAM) will be integrated into the national airspace and the economy.

Industry Panelists: 

  • Sharon Rossmark, CEO Women and Drones
  • Ernest Huffman, Aviation Planning and Education Program Manager for the North Central Texas Council of Governments
  • Lisa Peterson, Vice President of Business Development and Marketing at Airspace Link Inc
  • Richard C. Fox, Airspace Manager for the Ohio Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Center

“Buckeye Vertical at The Ohio State University is extremely excited to be partnering with Women and Drones for the upcoming lecture series. Our team is very grateful to partner with industry for this opportunity, and we look forward to this collaboration,” exclaimed Rachel Younkin, Aviation Management Major and Director of Professional Development and Outreach, Buckeye Vertical.

“This partnership strengthens our commitment to connecting business and education to fuel the pipeline into STEM and aviation” explained Women and Drones’ CEO and Founder, Sharon Rossmark.

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About Buckeye Vertical:

Buckeye Vertical is a student-run organization at The Ohio State University. Their team is dedicated to giving undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to explore and understand the field of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM), Air Mobility (UAM), and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). They have been accomplishing this by providing students professional development opportunities, such as the lecture series, and project-based competitions. This series of lectures is available to the OSU community and industry professionals across the globe during the autumn and spring semesters. Buckeye Vertical’s goal to create a platform where students can begin to critically think about AAM’s complexity, as well as its future, from the various professionals we are able to bring in such as yourself. Many of the students that attend gain invaluable insights and really enjoy engaging and learning from professionals in this field. All members of the Ohio State community are welcome to attend the presentations, and attendance is also open to professionals outside of the Ohio State network.


Company Details

About Women and Drones Women And Drones is the leading membership organization dedicated to driving excellence in the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) industry by advocating for female participation in this dynamic segment of the global economy.  We partner with companies committed to an inclusive culture where women can thrive. We also provide Drone Flight Services including aerial imagery and drone product beta testing.  Our female-focused educational programs range from kindergarten to career in efforts to balance the gender equation in the industry now, as well as for the future of flight. Find out more by visiting